Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

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

 8:45am – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
This year’s online conference will feature four distinct discussion tracks, including "Shining a Light: Uncovering Insights through Analytics," "Blazing the Trail: Turning Insights into Impactful Outcomes," "Lighting the Way: Emerging Trends and the Future of Data," and "Enlightening Data Processing and Analytics: IT System Innovations." 

 12:00 – 1:30pm  Online  Full details
During Ukraine Series: An Introduction to the Forests of Ukraine and the War, attendees will be introduced to the forests of Ukraine, Ukraine's relationship to forests, and how they used forests prior to and during the war. They will also learn about the war, how the war is impacting the people of Ukraine, and be introduced to how the war is being fought. Participants will hear from Ukrainian foresters, researchers, and other experts.

 11:00am – 12:30pm  100 Thomas Building  Full details
Revisiting Past Lectures on the 30th Anniversary of the Ashtekar Frontiers of Science

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Soil moisture is an important factor in agriculture, influencing crop growth and yield. Traditionally, farmers have relied on manual methods and experience to assess soil moisture levels. With technological advancements, however, novel methods are emerging, providing more accurate and efficient ways to manage water resources and optimize yields. Monitoring Soil Moisture: A Climate Smart Practice will look at some advancements in soil moisture monitoring and how making good management decisions can be a climate-smart practice.

 3:30 – 4:30pm  125 Reber Building  Full details
Dr. Anna Oldani will discuss how the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Environment and Energy (AEE) deploys research to support informed decision‐making at national and international levels. Through coordinated multi‐agency programs and partnerships with industry and academia, AEE advances R&D efforts across the space of sustainable aviation topics. This work includes the Aviation Sustainability Center of Excellence (ASCENT), a university research initiative with over a dozen domestic universities.
 4:00 – 5:00pm  112 Walker Building or Online  Full details
Tirthankar Chakraborty, an earth scientist in the Atmospheric, Climate and Earth Sciences Division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), will give the talk, “Modeling Spatial Variability of Urban Microclimate,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in 112 Walker Building on the University Park campus. The talk will also be available via Zoom.

 1:00 – 2:00pm  Online  Full details
As cities look to fill their affordable housing gaps, 'Missing Teeth' or 'Infill' housing is gathering a lot of attention. Communities look for solutions that can be replicated over scattered sites in the neighborhood. The requirements not only include fitting the fabric of the neighborhood but also be a safe and healthy environment for its occupants. This session is focused on challenges of design and building urban infill housing using modular construction methods.

 7:00 – 8:00pm  HUB Flex Theatre or Online  Full details
Indigenous scholar Tiokasin Ghosthorse of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation, South Dakota, will explore Indigenous cosmology, intuitive ways of knowing, cultural etymologies, and the influence of language in relationships. Campus and community members are invited to join the conversation on Mar. 13 at 7 p.m. in the HUB Flex Theatre or online via Zoom. Guests attending the in-person discussion will be invited to join a reception with refreshments and ongoing discussion.

 All day  HUB-Robeson Center and Online  Full details
Join your colleagues to share your work, learn, be inspired, and network across the Penn State Water Community. This event highlights the interdisciplinary nature of water-related research, education, communication, service, and outreach. The conference will feature:
 12:00 – 1:30pm  Online  Full details
Markus Drouven serves as the Technical Director of DOE’s 3-year, $5MM produced water optimization initiative, "Project PARETO". In 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy launched "Project PARETO". PARETO is designed to help organizations with produced water management (e.g., transport, treat, store, inject and/or reuse produced water from onshore oil & gas operations).

 All day  HUB-Robeson Center and Online  Full details
Join your colleagues to share your work, learn, be inspired, and network across the Penn State Water Community. This event highlights the interdisciplinary nature of water-related research, education, communication, service, and outreach. The conference will feature:

 All day  Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center, Pittsburgh, PA  Full details
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, CMU Energy Week 2024 will bring energy and sustainability leaders, including scholars, investors and entrepreneurs from across the nation to Carnegie Mellon University to combine forces and exchange ideas on the best paths to decarbonizing transportation. CMU Energy Week 2024 discussions will interrogate problems and work toward constructing an ambitious vision to reimagine how we move things, move people and move equitably in our clean-energy future.

 All day  Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center, Pittsburgh, PA  Full details
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, CMU Energy Week 2024 will bring energy and sustainability leaders, including scholars, investors and entrepreneurs from across the nation to Carnegie Mellon University to combine forces and exchange ideas on the best paths to decarbonizing transportation. CMU Energy Week 2024 discussions will interrogate problems and work toward constructing an ambitious vision to reimagine how we move things, move people and move equitably in our clean-energy future.
 1:00 – 2:00pm  Online  Full details
Digesters aren't only about animals and energy – they can profoundly impact cropping systems and the nutrient dynamics of our agricultural sector. Join C-CHANGE: Managing Digestate for Crop Production and the Environment to learn about new findings in this important area.

 All day  Carnegie Mellon University, Cohon University Center, Pittsburgh, PA  Full details
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, CMU Energy Week 2024 will bring energy and sustainability leaders, including scholars, investors and entrepreneurs from across the nation to Carnegie Mellon University to combine forces and exchange ideas on the best paths to decarbonizing transportation. CMU Energy Week 2024 discussions will interrogate problems and work toward constructing an ambitious vision to reimagine how we move things, move people and move equitably in our clean-energy future.
 11:00am – 12:00pm  Online  Full details
2024 Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series All seminars will be presented online live at 11:00 a.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month. Seminar recordings will be posted later. Please register in advance for all talks. "Integrating Hydrologic Modeling and Field Data with Local Knowledge Holders" Kendra Kaiser, Boise State University (U.S.) Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U.S.)
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Energy Efficiency Programs for Farms and Businesses will focus on the different federal and state energy efficiency programs you might be eligible for. These programs may include grants, rebates, loans, or tax incentives. Are you an agricultural producer or a small business owner? During the Energy Efficiency Programs webinar, learn about various federal and state energy efficiency programs you may qualify for. These programs may include grants, rebates, loans, or tax incentives. Extension Educators will pro!
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
The Local Climate Action Program (LCAP) is built on a simple idea: cooperation can help Pennsylvania’s communities reduce emissions and become more thriving, resilient, equitable places to call home. The LCAP brings together Penn State students, faculty, local governments, community members, and experts from related fields by pairing students with PA local government partners to inventory greenhouse gas emissions and to help communities begin climate action planning.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
INDABA Seminar: Building Equitable Partnerships to Support Equitable Energy Transition Around the World Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Tennyson Senior Research Fellow Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department University of Cambridge Cambridge, England

 All day  Orlando, FL  Full details
Attend the AWRA 2024 Geospatial Water Technology Conference! This conference is designed to highlight existing and new geospatial and technological tools to solve water resources-related problems.