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Upcoming Events

TransTech Energy Business Development Conference

When: Tuesday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317

If you're a CMU student who wants to attend, please contact Deborah Stine.

The TransTech Energy Business Development Conference is being held to promote investment in new companies that can provide solutions to energy, environmental, and economic development challenges such as creating new jobs and more competitive industries.

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is a proud academic partner.

EPP Professor Paulina Jaramillo's Academic Adventures at CMU-Africa

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


In this talk, Associate Professor of Engineering and Public Policy Paulina Jaramillo will discuss her experience spending the 2016-2017 academic year in the CMU Africa campus in Rwanda. Her seminar will include an overview of her experience teaching the MS students in Rwanda as well as some of the research she started while in Kigali. Such research includes working with mini grid developers to build better demand models for rural customers after they first gain access to electricity, as well as deploying air quality monitors that will help CMU research better characterize Kigali’s air quality and air pollution sources.

2017 Electrochemical Energy Symposium

When: Thursday, November 2 - Friday, November 3, 2017
Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


This 1.5-day symposium, sponsored by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, aims at educating on fundamental aspects of electrochemical energy storage and conversion and will have a series of tutorial talks and technical talks from professors, students and postdoctoral researchers. The symposium, which will be at held at CMU, brings together researchers in energy storage and conversion. 

Seminar on The Impacts on Water Quality from Oil and Gas Wastewater Management

When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Join the Scott Institute and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for a seminar by Nathaniel Warner, Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. 

Abstract: There has been a dramatic increase in the extraction of hydrocarbons from O&G formations across the US over the past 10 years, with greatest activity in CA, CO, ND, PA, and TX. This growth in O&G development has raised concerns about potential impacts to human health and the environment, including possible risks associated with wastewater management. An increase in the volume of O&G produced water has accompanied the overall increase in O&G production. Much of this wastewater is reinjected to enhance production or as a disposal option, yet a significant volume has historically been treated and discharged to surface water or beneficially used on unpaved roads as a dust suppressant, or to supplement stream supply in PA, CO, and WY. Some O&G wastewaters contain contaminants of concern (e.g., metals, radionuclides, bromide) that are not removed prior to beneficial use or disposal. Here, investigations into the possible impact of increased O&G development on groundwater, surface water, and biota will be explored. Areas of discussion will include effects on water quality, sediment, and biota from beneficial use or discharge of O&G water in PA, WV, WY, and AR.

This is a free event that is open to the public. 

Focus Group with Breakthrough Energy Ventures' David Danielson

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:00 - 1:20 PM
Where: Wean Hall 3701, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host Breakthrough Energy Ventures Managing Director for Science David Danielson for a focus group. Lunch will be provided.

This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, email Amanda King, Communications Analyst.

Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges: Joel Tarr's First 50 Years at Carnegie Mellon

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM EST
Where: Heinz Rotunda, Hamburg Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Few people know the history of Pittsburgh better than Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation faculty affiliate Joel Tarr—or better understand the relationships between cities, the environment and technology—or can tell you more about the history of Carnegie Mellon University. Join us as we celebrate Tarr and his distinguished career. Scott Institute faculty affiliate David Dzombak, as well as other CMU faculty, will present tributes. The celebration will begin with an informal networking event, and conclude with a dessert reception.

Lecture by ARPA-E Founding Director/Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Co-Director Arun Majumdar

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (EDT)
Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Join the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a Distinguished Lecture by Arun Majumdar, Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University, a faculty member of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy) and Co-Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, which integrates and coordinates research and education activities across all seven Schools and the Hoover Institution at Stanford. 

This is a free event that is open to the public. Lunch will be available 15 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Carnegie Mellon Energy Week

April 4-6, 2018

Interested in Energy? Then Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week is for you! Sign up for our Energy Week 2018 mailing list to receive updates on when registration opens and as programming is announced! If you're interested in more details about programming or partnership, please contact Anna J. Siefken. Learn about Energy Week.

Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Competition (Part of Energy Week)

Save the date for our 2018 Competition happening Friday, April 6! Sign up here to receive updates on the Competition! Learn more.

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