Carnegie Mellon University
Energy Symposium

Annual Energy Symposium


Visit the symposium website for the most up to date details:

For the 300+ photos from the Fourth Annual Symposium; see the EST&P Shutterfly page.
For the live recording of the Fourth Annual Symposium (minus panel 1); see the Scott Institute's YouTube page.

This event is brought to you by the masters student's in the  Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) M.S. program in the College of Engineering and jointly supported by Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

The goal of the Energy Careers Symposium is to bring the new generation of engineers, scientists, researchers and policy makers together with industry representatives to promote a dialogue on the current energy landscape and the future of various careers in the energy industry.  The Symposium aims to highlight some of the recent movements in the energy field such as technological innovations, climate change, consumer trends, political shifts and more.

Experts, specialists, CEOs, researchers and representatives of renowned institutions will present an overview of the challenges currently in the energy sector today and to discuss the multitude of career opportunities with our undergraduate and graduate students.  The Symposium will feature Dr. Jared Cohon, President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University as the keynote speaker. Following the keynote address there will be informative panel discussions in the area of entrepreneurship and novel technologies in energy, as well as, future career opportunities in energy. After the formal program concludes, attendees will have the chance to network and converse with industry representatives from private, public, and not-for-profit energy sectors.

The 4th Annual Symposium was held on February 12, 2016 in the Cohon University Center (.pdf poster).  This event included two distinct panels and a new presentation with over 120 attendees.  Read the event summary here >>.

The 3rd Annual Symposium was held on February 9, 2015 in the Cohon University Center (.pdf poster).

The inaugural Energy Careers Symposium was held May 2013 in Scaife Hall auditorium (.pdf poster).  EST&P had a larger Second Annual Career Symposium Event in February 2014 at the University Center, with more than 90 graduate and undergradate CMU students attending the panel session and networking event (.pdf poster).

Would your company like to be considered as a participant in the networking session (technical, business, HR, and/or hiring managers welcome)?   Or represented with an expert panel member?  Or would consider supporting the symposium as an event sponsor?  Or simply would like more information?  Contact us today!  Email:  or phone: 412-268-6072.