Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

A collection of upcoming energy and environment events from around Penn State and beyond.

 8:30am – 9:00pm  The Graduate Hotel; Business Building  Full details
Penn State will host the 8th Annual Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) Conference on June 28 – July 1, 2022, building on the success of previous conferences in Seattle, Zurich, Bloomington, Stockholm, Santa Barbara, and Oslo. The conference will consist of panels with research presentations, discussions, and plenary sessions.
 11:15am – 12:15pm  Online or In Person  Full details
The invention of the AFM-IR technique, the ability to measure IR spectra on the lateral length scale of several nanometers, occurred in 2010. Only 4 years later, the inventor, Alexander Dazzi, was awarded the Ernst Abbe award for his invention and the technique has been rapidly commercialized. This talk will provide a basic overview of the AFM-IR technique including capabilities, limitations and a few example applications from work performed by Penn State researchers. Registration requested.

 8:00 – 11:00am  The Graduate Hotel; Business Building  Full details
Penn State will host the 8th Annual Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) Conference on June 28 – July 1, 2022, building on the success of previous conferences in Seattle, Zurich, Bloomington, Stockholm, Santa Barbara, and Oslo. The conference will consist of panels with research presentations, discussions, and plenary sessions.

 All day  Woskob Family Gallery  Full details
The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate the benefits of solar-based electricity generation through art and design. Featuring projects developed by an interdisciplinary research team, the exhibition enables us to visualize the sustainability and energy system in a meaningful and artistic way. In addition, interactive educational activities — organized in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute — enhance the energy literacy of participants and empower their renewable energy adaptation.

 All day  Woskob Family Gallery  Full details
The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate the benefits of solar-based electricity generation through art and design. Featuring projects developed by an interdisciplinary research team, the exhibition enables us to visualize the sustainability and energy system in a meaningful and artistic way. In addition, interactive educational activities — organized in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute — enhance the energy literacy of participants and empower their renewable energy adaptation.
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
The sixth annual Science on the Hill event on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 12-1pm ET will bring together policy leaders and scientists for a panel discussion on the best available scientific evidence about approaches for reducing climate change through climate-smart agriculture. 

 All day  Woskob Family Gallery  Full details
The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate the benefits of solar-based electricity generation through art and design. Featuring projects developed by an interdisciplinary research team, the exhibition enables us to visualize the sustainability and energy system in a meaningful and artistic way. In addition, interactive educational activities — organized in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute — enhance the energy literacy of participants and empower their renewable energy adaptation.

 All day  Woskob Family Gallery  Full details
The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate the benefits of solar-based electricity generation through art and design. Featuring projects developed by an interdisciplinary research team, the exhibition enables us to visualize the sustainability and energy system in a meaningful and artistic way. In addition, interactive educational activities — organized in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute — enhance the energy literacy of participants and empower their renewable energy adaptation.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Over the last two decades, a petroleum drilling revolution has occurred. Wells that were previously impossible to drill are now routine. What enabled this revolution? Drilling into the Future will examine some of the many machines, tools, and processes that made this revolution possible and where might it go from today. Who is this for? International oil and gas regulators Energy policymakers What will you learn?

 10:00am – 4:00pm  Online  Full details
Research is often driven by a compelling societal or scientific challenge, but often developing solutions can take years. To deliver tangible solutions that have a nationwide societal impact and at a faster pace, the NSF launched the Convergence Accelerator program in 2019 and is currently aligned to the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP. The program leverages a convergence approach and innovation processes to transition basic research into use-inspired convergence research solutions to solve high impact societal challenges.

 10:00am – 4:00pm  Online  Full details
Research is often driven by a compelling societal or scientific challenge, but often developing solutions can take years. To deliver tangible solutions that have a nationwide societal impact and at a faster pace, the NSF launched the Convergence Accelerator program in 2019 and is currently aligned to the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP. The program leverages a convergence approach and innovation processes to transition basic research into use-inspired convergence research solutions to solve high impact societal challenges.

 9:00am – 5:00pm  Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center  Full details
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. With over 400 exhibitors from the United States and Canada, there is something for everyone to enjoy at no cost as parking and admission are free. The show is hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and showcases educational programs, current research, and the latest innovations in agricultural equipment and technology.

 9:00am – 7:00pm  Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center  Full details
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. With over 400 exhibitors from the United States and Canada, there is something for everyone to enjoy at no cost as parking and admission are free. The show is hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and showcases educational programs, current research, and the latest innovations in agricultural equipment and technology.

 9:00am – 4:00pm  Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center  Full details
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. With over 400 exhibitors from the United States and Canada, there is something for everyone to enjoy at no cost as parking and admission are free. The show is hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and showcases educational programs, current research, and the latest innovations in agricultural equipment and technology.

 3:00 – 5:00pm  Forest Resources Building  Full details
Join SAFES for refreshments, conversation, and new collaborations. Learn how SAFES research, education and engagement initiatives can help your programs.

 All day  Pittsburgh, PA  Full details
This September in Pittsburgh, the United States will host the first ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum — a joint convening of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and 7th Mission Innovation (MI) ministerial — along with partners in the private sector, academia, innovators, civil society, youth, and communities everywhere. The three-day event will feature a high-level plenary, topical roundtables with energy and science ministers from at least 30 countries, CEOs and experts, side events, this clean energy technology showcase, and other activities.

 1:00 – 5:00pm  In person or online: Energy & Environmental Laboratory Auditorium, Land & Water Research Building  Full details
Several components of the environment, including the built environment and contaminants found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the environment in which we live, can have positive or negative health consequences. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, accounting for over 600,000 deaths annually.