Carnegie Mellon University

Past Events

2017

Fireside Chat with Vince Hahn, Principal at The Carlyle Group | Nov. 16

Where: Rangos 1, Jared L. Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a fireside chat with Vince Hahn, Principal at the The Carlyle Group. The discussion will be moderated by Scott Instittute Director Jay Whitacre. Hahn is focused on mezzanine level investment opportunities across the energy value chain, including oil & gas upstream, midstream and downstream, as well as power generation, electric transmission and mining. His geographic focus is primarily the Americas, and he is based in Boston.

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

Focus Group with Breakthrough Energy Ventures' David Danielson | November 9

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.

Seminar on The Impacts on Water Quality from Oil and Gas Wastewater Management | November 3

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. 

EPP Professor Paulina Jaramillo's Academic Adventures at CMU-Africa | November 2, 2017

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 | November 2-3, 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 and Carnegie Mellon's Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program, 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. 

TransTech Energy Business Development Conference | Tuesday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317

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.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) GeoPolicy Connect Workshop | Wednesday, October 4 - Friday, October 6, 2017

Where: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA; Various Locations
Highlighted Event: Learn How to Share Your Science with Different Audiences (10/4)

AGU’s GeoPolicy Connect is an exciting solutions-focused initiative created to foster relationships between stakeholders, help communities, and advance science for policy and society. The ongoing program hosts events that bring together members of local communities to address scientific issues that matter to them and affect policies—issues that often are affecting other communities as well. The Scott Institute is a proud sponsor of GeoPOlicy Connect.

Information Session: Allegheny Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition | October 2, 2017

Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Calling all future clean energy entrepreneurs and innovative students from across the region! Do you have an idea for a product or service focused on renewable energy or energy efficiency? Are you interested in competing for $50,000? Attend the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation’s Information Session to learn more about the 2018 Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize (CUP) Collegiate Competition. A Free Lunch will be provided.

The Information Revolution and Sustainable Development | September 27, 2017

Where: Adamson Wing, Baker Hall 136, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department for a seminar by Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University Quetelet Professor of Sustainable DevelopmentSachs will discuss ways to harness the Information Revolution to improve health, sustainability, and social justice in the U.S. and globally.

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

The Engineer's Role in Reinventing a Sustainable Future | September 22, 2017

Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a seminar by Charlie Hargroves, senior research fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and the sustainable development fellow at the University of Adelaide.

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

The Metabolism of the Industrial City: Pittsburgh as a Model | Septemeber 13, 2017

Where: Scott Hall 6142 

Speaker: Joel Tarr, Caliguiri University Professor of History & Policy (CMU)
Respondent: Mrinalini Rajagopalan, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture (Pitt)

Pre-circulated Seminar Reading: 
Tarr, Joel A. “The Metabolism of the Industrial City: The Case of Pittsburgh.” Journal of Urban History 28, no. 5 (July 1, 2002): 511–45.
Pitt Libraries Link
CMU Libraries Link

Of additional interest:

Tarr, Joel A., ed. Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 
Pitt Libraries Link
CMU Libraries Link

This is a free event that is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

PA Secretaries Dunn & Richards: Sustainability, Efficiency & Transportation | September 13, 2017

Where: Marquis Conference Room (Scott Hall 5201), Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for “The Future of Sustainability, Efficiency and Transportation," a fireside chat with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards.

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

Assessing and Reducing the Risks of Solar Geoengineering | September 11, 2017

Where: Marquis Conference Room (Scott Hall 5201), Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making and the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center for a distinguished lecture by David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Public Policy at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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

Pennsylvania General Assembly Science & Technology Fellowship Program Info Session | September 6, 2017

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (EDT)
Where: Hamburg Hall 1002, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15213

You're invited to learn about the Pennsylvania General Assembly Science & Technology Fellowship Program! Lunch will be available.

Rick Stafford, Heinz College Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Deborah Stine, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation Associate Director for Policy Outreach and Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy, are spearheading this initative in which graduate students would be placed in Pennsylvania General Assembly offices (the state legislature).

Seminar on Accelerating Energy Technology Innovation at Cyclotron Road | July 24, 2017

When: Monday, July 24, 2017 from 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 Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a seminar by Ilan Gur, founding director of Cyclotron Road, on "Accelerating Energy Technology Innovation at Cyclotron Road."

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

Abstract:

Built to address the growing gap between academic research and industrial products, Cyclotron Road offers a home for hard science and technology innovators to advance their ideas from breakthrough concept to market ready product. At Cyclotron Road, innovators receive two years of salary and seed R&D funding, bolstered by access to world-class research tools and expertise at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The program provides focused technical and business mentorship, engagement with a network of potential commercialization partners, and interaction with a community of fellow entrepreneurs. Put together, Cyclotron Road aims to create the best environment for developing hard energy technologies that can succeed in the marketplace.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO | July 11, 2017

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Where: Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the Sustainable Energy Coalition, the EXPO schowcased a cross-section of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation was one of 40 organizations to exhibit their technology and research.

Scott Institute Associate Director for Policy Outreach Deborah Stine presented a talk on Pittsburgh's progress in energy titled "From Pittsburgh to Paris: Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency and Jobs." Take a look at the presentation slideshow!

Also, watch a video of Deborah Stine speaking in the Energy EXPO 2017 Panel 1: Setting the Stage.

Seminar on Seismic Hazard Induced by Production of Hydrocarbon and Geothermal Energy | June 22, 2017

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (EDT)

Where: Marquis Conference Room (Scott Hall 5201), Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation hosted Serge A. Shapiro, professor of Geophysics at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, for a seminar on "Nature and control of seismic hazard induced by production of hydrocarbon and geothermal energy."

Productions and injections of fluids in rocks can induce significant earthquakes. Induced seismicity is observed by hydraulic fracturing of shale and stimulations of enhanced geothermal systems. Earthquakes can be caused by long-term developments of oil and gas fields. Understanding and monitoring of fluid-induced seismicity is necessary for controlling its seismic risk. The talk provides an overview of physical and geomechanical fundamentals of the seismic hazard, of approaches to its control and of various relevant case studies.

Watch a video of Serge A. Shapiro's seminar!

Workshop on Electromagnetic Effects in Materials Synthesis | June 5-6, 2017

When: Monday, June 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST) and Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Where: Marquis Conference Room (Scott Hall 5201), Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Several materials of technological importance require high temperature processing over long durations and demand a large cost and energy footprint. Electromagnetic waves, such as microwave radiation and lasers can lower both temperatures and times involved in processing various types of materials, ranging from cooking food, making pharmaceutical drugs and 3D printed plastic parts to applications in precision surgery. What is common to all these examples is the idea that the electromagnetic fields absorbed within a material may not be immediately converted to heat, but can instead promote other forms of chemical or physical reactions.

This inaugural two-day workshop will foster collaboration between the research communities that use electromagnetic fields (in particular microwave radiation and lasers) for making materials. This workshop will spawn discussions and cross-pollinate ideas between members of both communities that will uncover answers to the longstanding scientific challenges in using electromagnetic fields for materials synthesis/processing.

From an industrial standpoint, technological advances in processing advanced materials using electromagnetic fields can have a smaller energy footprint compared to conventional synthesis and as such will have a profound impact on society. These materials will additionally find use in diverse areas like sustainable infrastructure, transportation, clean energy, water management and healthcare.

"Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?" | May 3, 2017

On May 3, 2017, Carnegie Mellon University hosted a policy briefing on several studies that provide guidance to policymakers for decisions they make related to energy and transportation. The event took place over lunch in room 421 of the Cannon Office Building. 

Watch a video of the event!

Speakers

Dr. Karen Clay, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and by Courtesy, Tepper School of Business; Affiliated Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Law School

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding the Social and Economic Costs of Transporting Crude Oil

Dr. Inês Azevedo, Co-Director, Climate and Energy Decisionmaking Center, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Transportation Fuels and Technologies Across America"

jeremy michalek

Dr. Jeremy J. Michalek, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Vehicle Electrification Group and the Design Decisions Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University 

"Where, When, and Which Electric Vehicles are Green?"

Fan Tong

Dr. Fan Tong, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

"Which alternative fuel technology is best for transit buses?"

Moderator

Dr. Deborah Stine, Associate Director for Policy Outreach, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation; Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy

Scott Institute Seminar by Wolf Ketter | April 18, 2017

When: Tuesd

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host Wolf Ketter,Director of the Institute for Energy Economics at theUniversity of Cologne, for a seminar on April 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Ketter will deliver a talk titled, "FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets." 

Watch the live video of Wolf Ketter's seminar!

Val Jensen: "Designing the Utility of the Future" | April 5, 2017

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (EST)

Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as we hear our distinguished speaker Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customer Operations at ComEd, deliver a lecture titled, "Designing the Utility of the Future."

Watch the video of Val Jensen's lecture!

Carnegie Mellon Energy Week | March 27 - 31, 2017

On March 27-31, 2017, Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation celebrated its second Energy Week, an event designed to educate, inform and debate energy policy; highlight research and innovation; and prepare for the future. For videos of Energy Week seminars and events, check out our YouTube playlists for Energy Week 2017 and Energy Week 2016!

Also, watch this video to learn more about Energy Week and the Scott Institute:

Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Competition (Part of Energy Week) | March 28, 2017

Last year, Pittsburgh was selected as one of eight national regions for a collegiate student energy entrepreneurship competition by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition occured on March 28, 2017 during Carnegie Mellon’s inaugural Energy Week, and it focused on the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. The regional first place winner received a $50,000 prize and there will be additional prizes as well for other winners.

Watch a video of the final pitches!

Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute is the lead for a team that includes the University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy, Innovation Works, the Energy Innovation Center, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

Visit cleantechprize.org for more details and to sign up for updates. 

Distinguished Lecture with Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia LLC | March 7, 2017

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM (EST)

Where: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201, Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as we hear our distinguished speaker Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia, LLC, deliver a lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. 

Watch a video of Stacey Olson's lecture!

Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus | February 16, 2017

When: Thursd

Energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, yet their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. Smart, resilient cities are tackling these connection points head on – metropolitan areas like Pittsburgh, known as the “city of three rivers.” Always a center for groundbreaking ideas – from the earliest days as the center for industry to the recently launched p4 Initiative and upcoming Climate Action Plan 3.0, Pittsburgh leads the country as a thriving hub of innovation, technology, education, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. We invite you to join the conversation with a gathering of national thought leaders and distinguished guests as we discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the Nexus of Energy and Water management, both nationally and in Pittsburgh. The event features a keynote speaker followed by insights from a panel of experts from around the country. 

Listen to keynote speaker Dr. Michael Webber's lecture and watch a video of the panel discussion!

Nathan S. Lewis: "Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting" | February 28, 2017

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Where: Connan Room, Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for a seminar titled,"Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting" by Nathan S. Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at California Institute of Technology.

"Energy & Water: Powering the Modern City"- Distinguished Lecture with Philip Mezey, CEO of Itron Inc. | February 16, 2017

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (EST)

Where: Peter/Wright Rooms, Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Wilton E. Scott Insitute for Energy innovation presents a Distinguished Lecture by Philip Mezey, President and CEO of Itron, a $2 billion global technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. Join us for a dialogue about the intersection of energy and water management and the Internet of Things.

During this discussion, Mr. Mezey covers the challenges and opportunities utilities, cities and citizens face as we invest in infrastructure and think about the future of energy and water. He specifically addresses how we are wasting these precious resources and what technology and solutions can be applied to ensure sustainable cities in the future.

Watch the live video of Philip Mezey's lecture!

2016

Distinguished Lecture Series: DOE's Joseph Hezir | November 11, 2016

When: Fri

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with a talk by U.S. Department of Energy Chief Financial Officer Joseph Hezir. Watch Joseph Hezir's lecture.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Thomas Siebel | November 9, 2016

When: 

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with a talk by Siebel Energy Institute Chairman Thomas M. Siebel who will discuss the institute's activities. The Siebel Energy Institute, a global consortium for innovative and collaborative energy research, funds cooperative and innovative research grants in data analytics, including statistical analysis and machine learning, to accelerate advancements in the safety, security, reliability, efficiency, and environmental integrity of modern energy systems. Watch a video of Thomas Siebel's lecture.

Siebel is also the chief executive officer of C3 IoT, which provides a full-stack IoT development platform (PaaS) that enables the rapid design, development and deployment of even the largest-scale big data / IoT applications that leverage telemetry, elastic cloud computing, analytics and machine learning to apply the power of predictive analytics to any business value chain.

Learn more about Siebel.

Scott Institute Distinguished Lecture Series: DOE's Christopher Smith | October 19, 2016

When: 

The Scott Institute for Energy Innovation's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with a talk by Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith. His lecture focused on “COP 21* and the Future of Fossil Energy.” Watch a video of Christopher Smith's lecture.

COP 21 lays the foundation for countries to work together to keep the rise in global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. But this new global framework also sets a broader vision to go even farther than that – and it requires us to think differently about how we produce, develop, and use our fossil resources.

The Department of Energy is leading the way on clean energy research and development to ensure that these abundant resources can be produced, developed, and used in a way that is safe and sustainable.

*Conference of Parties (COP) is an annual meeting of the 195 nations that make up the United Nations Framework on Climate Change. COP 21 was the 21st meeting that took place in Paris, December 2015. 

Learn more about Smith.

George Crabtree: Storage at the Threshold: Li-ion Batteries and Beyond | October 14, 2016

When: 

Join the Scott Institute and the Mechanical Engineering Department for a seminar by George Crabtree, Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. Crabtree also holds the ranks of Senior Scientist, Distinguished Fellow and Associate Division Director in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has won numerous awards for his research. His seminar is titled, "Storage at the Threshold: Li-ion Batteries and Beyond." Watch a video of George Crabtree's seminar.

Read his talk abstract: The high energy density and low cost of lithium-ion batteries have created a revolution in personal electronics through laptops, tablets, smart phones and wearables, permanently changing the way we interact with people and information. We are at the threshold of similar transformations in transportation to electric cars and in the electricity grid to renewable generation, smart grids and distributed energy resources. Many aspects of these transformations require new levels of energy storage performance and cost that are beyond the reach of Li-ion batteries. Next generation beyond Li-ion batteries and their potential to meet these performance and cost thresholds will be analyzed.

Information Session: Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition | October 5, 2016

When: 

Calling all future clean energy entrepreneurs and innovative students from across the region! Do you have an idea for a product or service focused on renewable energy or energy efficiency? Are you interested in competing for $50,000?

Attend our October 5 Information Session to learn more about the 2017 Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize (UP) Collegiate Competition. A Free Lunch will be provided. You can also watch the session via a webinar if you can’t make it in person. Please register for the webinar here. Since this will be a live webinar, participants from afar will be able to have their questions answered! We will also post the video on YouTube shortly after the event.

Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Competition (Part of Energy Week) | March 16, 2016

The Pittsburgh region has been selected as one of eight national regions for a collegiate student energy entrepreneurship competition by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office. The Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition will occur in March 2016 during Carnegie Mellon’s inaugural Energy Week, and will focus in its first year on the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. The regional first place winner will receive a $50,000 prize and there will be additional prizes as well for other winners.

Carnegie Mellon’ Scott Institute is the lead for a team that includes the University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy, Innovation Works, the Energy Innovation Center, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Visit cleantechprize.org for more details and to sign up for updates. 

Watch our CleanTech University Prize YouTube playlist for some helpful startup tips!

Carnegie Mellon Energy Week | March 14 - 18, 2016

In 2012, Carnegie Mellon announced a new era of energy research through the creation of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the construction of Scott Hall. For the first time, Carnegie Mellon hosted a series of events during Energy week, March 14-18, 2016. 


Learn more at CMUEnergyWeek.org

Watch videos of Energy Week seminars and events on our Energy Week 2016 YouTube Playlist!

General Registration >>

Student and CMU Faculty and Staff Registration >>

Fourth Annual Energy Career Symposium | February 12, 2016

This event brings together a new generation of engineers, scientists, faculty, researchers and policy makers along with industry representatives to promote a dialogue on the current energy landscape and the future of careers in the energy industry; highlighting technological innovations, climate change, consumer trends, political shifts and more! Learn more >>

Presented by the Energy Science Technology & Policy master's program and the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

2015

Cleantech University Prize Jamathon | December 2, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 pm in Wean Hall 3701 on the Carnegie Mellon Campus, Allegheny Cleantech UP will host a Jamathon -- a shortened version of Startup Weekend.  The goal is for student entrepreneurs with ideas in renewable energy and energy efficiency to connect with other students who might form the basis for a team with the right collection of expertise to be successful in the competition.

Students from all area universities are encouraged to attend.

Sunshot Catalyst Prize Competition Jamathon | August 12, 2015

Entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited join us August 12, 2015 from 3-6 pm, for the Department of Energy’s Sunshot Catalyst Prize Competition Jamathon. Participants can recruit team members to work on a new cleanweb business idea in the solar or buildings space that can be implemented with software, data, or automation, or they can select an idea at catalyst.energy.gov

This event will facilitate the creation of a video pitch that can be used to apply to the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation contest, one of four in the Sunshot Catalyst series, with prizes from $1000 to $100,000. The event will take place on Carnegie Mellon’s campus. 

View the photo archive of this event on The Scott Institute's Facebook page

Data Analytics for Virtual Energy Audits and Value Capture Assessments Seminar | July 20, 2015

Dr. Alexis Abramson, F. Alex Nason Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western University and Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute, will be giving a seminar on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 12pm in Baker Hall 129. The talk will focus on a “Big Data” analytics approach to building efficiency diagnosis and prognostics.

Innovating for Competitive Advantage Webinar Series: The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance and the Oil & Gas Industry

PITACatalyst Connection / Scott Institute (May 2015)

Hear about several oil & gas industry technologies in development at CMU and funded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) and how industry can be a partner in those research activities. We discussed wireless ultrasonic detection of defects in clad-steel oil and gas pressure vessels as well as using mobile laboratories to characterize methane and other emission from natural gas production.  

PITA is a Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) program. 

Watch the video

2014

QER Public Meeting
Natural Gas: Transmission, Storage and Distribution

U.S. Department of Energy / Scott Institute (July 2014)

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited CMU to lead a public meeting on natural gas and its role in America's energy future. The DOE forum, part of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) established earlier this year by U.S. President Barack Obama, was hosted on CMU's Pittsburgh campus by the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

2013

Shale Gas and Implications for Regional Manufacturing

Scott Institute/National Academy of Engineers (April 2013)

A symposium hosted by CMU's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the National Academy of Engineers (NAE) examined the role of shale gas in manufacturing, transportation and the environment. 

A recording of the event is below, in four parts.