Sustainability Fellows Forum 2012 -Environment at CMU - Carnegie Mellon University

U.S. Environmental Sustainability Fellowship Program Forum 2012

On June 4, 2012 the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University hosted the first annual U.S. Environmental Sustainability Fellowship Forum.  The Forum featured research updates from each of the 2011-2012 Environmental Sustaianbility Fellows as well as talks on population,environmental history and energy developement from distinguished faculty members from both Carnegie Mellon and Pennsylvania State University.

Forum Agenda

9:00    Welcome and Introductions - Dave Dzombak

9:10    Overview of Fellowship Program and Objectives - Dave Dzombak

9:30    Regional Water Resource Sustainability Considering Population Growth - Hui Wang

10:00    Discussion

10:10    Environmental and Resource Implications from Migration in the U.S. - Rachel Hoesly

10:40    Discussion

10:50    Examining Utility Demand-Side Efficiency Spending in the U.S. - Russell Meyer

11:20    Discussion

11:30    Overview of Green Design Institute and current research - Chris Hendrickson

11:45    Discussion

11:50    Lunch

12:20    History of Natural Gas Development in Western Pennsylvania - Joel Tarr

12:40    Discussion

1:00    Overview of the Center for Energy Decision Making and current research - Inês Azevedo    

1:15    Discussion

1:20    Overview of the Penn State Population Research Institute and Research on Immigration, Spatial Demography, and Health - Jennifer Van Hook

2:05    Discussion

2:20    Open Discussion - research directions, potential projects, potential collaborations

3:00    Summary and Closing Remarks - Dave Dzombak