Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

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

 12:00 - 1:00pm  Full details
Integrated Energy Systems Faculty Search: Assessing the impact of subsurface energy and environmental activities on fault stability: A coupled multiphase flow and geomechanics perspective Josimar Alves da Silva, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 12:00 - 1:00pm  Full details
Dieter Helm, Oxford, will present as a part of the EESI EarthTalks Series: "Net Zero: how we stop causing climate change."
 4:00 - 5:00pm  Full details
Since the 1970s, a key focus of the built environment research has been to improve the operational energy efficiency of buildings. An unintended consequence of operational energy efficiency has been high-performance buildings with higher embodied energy content and embodied carbon emissions due to factors such as more insulation or multiple-glazed windows in the building enclosure. This presentation provides an overview of research on the embodied energy and carbon in buildings and highlights the tradeoffs between operational and embodied energy/carbon. 

 12:00pm  Full details
Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES). Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The series engages the University and broader community in collaborative learning and discussion about critical water challenges from local to global scales.

 11:15am - 12:30pm  Full details
Dr. Erica Smithwick, Geography, Penn State, presenting "Envisioning a Climate Consortium: What is a University's Role in Combatting Climate Change?"
 12:00 - 1:15pm  Full details
Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (EEEP) Seminar: A tale of two roads: groundwater depletion in the North China Plain Ujjatant Chakravorty, Professor of Economics, Tufts University
 1:00 - 2:00pm  Full details
College Connections is a monthly webinar series moderated by Dean Rick Roush to give you a unique, inside perspective of the programs, people, priorities, and partnerships of the Penn State College of Ag Sciences.  Join us the third Wednesday of every month from 1-2 p.m. to meet and interact with college personnel and guest speakers and learn how the college is impacting Pennsylvania agriculture and communities across the Commonwealth.

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Where do we go, as the world around us changes dramatically, and resources for the arts diminish? What kind of arts and culture sustain us through social isolation while bolstering the future we want to live in? The Arts Studio for Sustainability and Social Action (S3A) inaugural symposium and exhibition is organized around five themes: Care – Water – Food – Shelter – Cost.
 12:00 - 1:30pm  Full details
As a leader in agricultural innovation and environmental science, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will celebrate Earth Day with a national, virtual panel discussion focusing on environmental issues.
 3:00pm  Full details
Anne Sylvester, Program Director of the National Science Foundation, will provide an overview of programs at NSF that support cross-disciplinary collaborative research.  These programs include the Biology Integration Institutes, the Plant Genome Research, Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems, Dynamics of Integrative Socio-Economic Systems, the Convergence Accelerator, and the NRT (NSF Research Traineeship) program.
 4:00 - 5:00pm  Full details
This is part of the Science and Values in Climate Risk Management webinar series, hosted by the Rock Ethics Institute and the Center for Climate Risk Management. SPEAKER: Naomi Oreskes TITLE: TBA ABSTRACT: TBA

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Where do we go, as the world around us changes dramatically, and resources for the arts diminish? What kind of arts and culture sustain us through social isolation while bolstering the future we want to live in? The Arts Studio for Sustainability and Social Action (S3A) inaugural symposium and exhibition is organized around five themes: Care – Water – Food – Shelter – Cost.
 11:10am - 12:05pm  Full details
Mauricio Quesada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Where do we go, as the world around us changes dramatically, and resources for the arts diminish? What kind of arts and culture sustain us through social isolation while bolstering the future we want to live in? The Arts Studio for Sustainability and Social Action (S3A) inaugural symposium and exhibition is organized around five themes: Care – Water – Food – Shelter – Cost.

 4:00 - 5:00pm  Full details
The final EESI EarthTalk seminar of the semester will be a panel discussion on "How do we avoid a global hothouse?"

 12:00pm  Full details
Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES). Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The series engages the University and broader community in collaborative learning and discussion about critical water challenges from local to global scales.
 12:00 - 1:00pm  Full details
Penn State Alumni Association Virtual Speaker Session Buildings play an enormous role in our everyday lives and present an important opportunity to promote the sustainability and well-being of society. This talk will highlight key areas where smart building technologies can help address pressing climate change-related issues. Solutions being developed within Penn State Architectural Engineering will be discussed, along with several challenges and barriers to adoption of such technologies.
 1:30 - 2:30pm  Full details
The blackout left millions of Texans in the cold and dark for the better part of a week, costing billions of dollars in damages and more than 100 lives. There will also be a discussion on how the unavailability of natural gas-fired power, and of natural gas, was one of several causes of the crisis. There will be a specific focus on the role of natural gas in Texas’ competitive electricity markets.

 11:00am  Full details
Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines, US Surface water-groundwater connectivity controls on critical zone processes