Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

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

 9:00 – 10:00am  Online  Full details
Biography: Alyssa Findlay has been an editor at Nature Climate Change since 2019, handling papers broadly in climate impacts and adaptation. She holds a doctorate in oceanography from the University of Delaware and completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and in the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, Denmark.
 4:00 – 5:00pm  22 Deike Building or Online  Full details
​Department of Geosciences Colloquium Series presents Karen Fisher-Vanden and Mort Webster, ​Penn State University.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Collectively, we have been working towards the restoration of Chesapeake Bay for around five decades; in fact, CRC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We have seen a lot of progress, but we also still have a long way to go. What needs to happen to keep moving us forward? One answer to that question is incorporating more social science into the restoration effort. Without thoughtfully considering the lives and actions of the 18 million people in the watershed, we’re left with a large blind spot.
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Initiative Speaker Series presents Smokestacks and the Swamp with Stefan Lewellen, Penn State
 12:00 – 1:15pm  Online  Full details
Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) is a design technique that replicates historic development patterns found in American towns that mimic those built in the pre - 1950s America before the shift to low-density, automobile-dependent suburban developments, and applies their basic elements to new development projects. TND includes compact, pedestrian-friendly development with a mix of land uses in a town setting.
 3:00 – 4:00pm  Online  Full details
This new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Mexican Academy of Sciences examines the border region shared by the United States and Mexico which is currently experiencing multiple crises on both sides that present challenges to safeguarding the region's natural resources and to ensuring the sustainable development and livelihoods of its residents.
 3:30 – 4:30pm  Online  Full details
How to reconstruct past sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) from historical measurements containing more than 100 million ship-based observations taken by over 500,000 ships from more than 150 countries using a variety of methodologies creates a wide range of historical, scientific, and statistical challenges.

 10:35 – 11:35am  Online  Full details
The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to virtually host Dr. Delia Milliron, Professor & Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin, on Thursday, January 20 at 10:35am to present her virtual seminar titled “Assemblies of doped metal oxide nanocrystals.”  ABSTRACT
 4:00 – 5:30pm  Online  Full details
Join us for an evening celebrating Penn State’s sustainability progress and future directions. Together, we’ll enjoy time to network with faculty, staff, and student sustainability champions from across the university, including remarks from President Eric Barron.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Stories from the Field with Allyson Muth "Working at the Intersection of People and Forests"
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Please join us for Water Cooler Talk: Microplastics and Environmental Health as we gather around the virtual water cooler as one collective water resource community. During this talk, we will provide a discussion of the accumulation of microplastics in environmental matrices in a drinking water reservoir and surrounding watershed located in central Pennsylvania.
 1:00 – 2:00pm  Online  Full details
Genetics and its many subfields have made strides in their attempt to define the flow of information that underlies how living things operate. This has created a landscape full of intrigue, complexity, and controversy, as we deal squarely with who we are as a species, and most importantly, what underlies the differences in phenotypes and fates.

 2:00 – 3:30pm  Online  Full details
Please join up to 30 minutes early to network and “find a seat” as industry presentations will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.   Presented by the Penn State Materials Research Institute, the Materials Spotlight Series is designed to create connections and spark discussions between industry and Penn State faculty and students that lead to productive research collaborations.   

 12:00 – 5:00pm  Online  Full details
The 2022 Data Summit features five distinct conference tracks in addition to pre-conference Power BI workshops and training.  These conference tracks will be featured throughout the agenda and allow users to filter for session content that aligns with the track(s) of their choosing.

 12:00 – 4:00pm  Online  Full details
The 2022 Data Summit features five distinct conference tracks in addition to pre-conference Power BI workshops and training.  These conference tracks will be featured throughout the agenda and allow users to filter for session content that aligns with the track(s) of their choosing.
 3:00 – 4:00pm  312 Ag Engineering Building  Full details
SAFES will hold its inaugural Distinguished Speaker series this spring! Visit our website to see the updated speaker and topic list and add the events to your calendar. Jessica Hellman Professor of Ecology, University of Minnesota, Executive Director, Institute on the Environment

 9:30am – 3:00pm  N201 Millennium Science Complex  Full details
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Millennium Science Complex on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Time and location:

 1:00 – 1:45pm  Online  Full details
Webinar will focus on exploring the recycled material markets within Pennsylvania and their increasing inclusion within construction projects as well as actions being taken to further grow the use of recyclables and recycling in facility construction. Presentation will also cover how to minimize the carbon footprint of building construction materials and why it’s important. Presenters: Tad Radzinski, President, Sustainable Solutions Corporation, and Robert J. Bylone, Executive Director, Penn State Recycling Markets Center  

 6:00 – 7:00pm  Online  Full details
Join us for the sixth annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards to honor Christiane Amanpour, chief international anchor at CNN;  Ken Chenault, chairman and managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst and former chairman and CEO of American Express; and Andy Polansky, chairman and CEO of IPG DXTRA and executive chairman at Weber Shandwick. These renowned communicators will receive the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication at a special virtual awards event on Feb. 23, 2022.

 8:30am – 4:30pm  The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center  Full details
On March 2-3, 2022, the 30th Annual PHRC Housing Conference highlights best practices, regulation, and innovation in the housing industry. Invited speakers present on a wide-range of topics, including codes & construction, high-performance & offsite construction, weatherization & building science, and land development & planning. This conference brings together all sectors of the housing industry including builders, design professionals, remodelers, code officials, educators, factory-built housing manufacturers, and product manufacturers.