Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar

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

 All day  Online  Full details
The Climate Alliance’s Asian regional committee is hosting a Climate & Cities virtual conference on the 28th and 29th October 2021. The conference will be open to all and will serve as an important opportunity to share emerging research on how Asian cities are being impacted by climate change and identify the opportunities to transform future cities towards a net zero economy.
 11:45am – 12:45pm  Online  Full details
Universities can be powerful allies and are uniquely placed to address the climate crisis but have untapped potential. This panel discussion brings together experts from several institutions to illuminate novel pathways for engagement and action by asking: 
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
In March 2020, SAFES launched the “Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Systems” Seed Grant. PIs and team members from these innovative projects will provide brief updates on the outcomes and further research directions.      ● Quantifying the impacts of COVID-19 on farmers' decisions to manage for soil health in PA (Sharifa Crandall, PI)      ● Assessing Factors Affecting Farmers' Stress and Developing Stress Resilience Skills (Suzanna Windon, PI)
 4:30 – 5:30pm  220 Hammond or Online  Full details
Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto, presents "Imaging Habitable Worlds - Lessons from the Deep Biosphere and Hydrogeosphere" as part of the ​Department of Geosciences Colloquium Series.

 All day  Oct 29: Conference Room, New James Building; Oct. 30: 114 Steidle Building  Full details
Details regarding registration, logistics, and schedule are currently being finalized. Please check back often for more details. Distinguished alumni and accomplished researchers in the field of carbon materials will interpret the past, assess the present and anticipate the future of arguably the most diverse and flexible family of materials known to humankind. The two-day symposium consists of five sessions, each with five or six 30-minute lectures. A poster session showcasing current graduate and undergraduate students' research will conclude the symposium.  
 12:00 – 4:00am  Online  Full details
The Climate Alliance’s Asian regional committee is hosting a Climate & Cities virtual conference on the 28th and 29th October 2021. The conference will be open to all and will serve as an important opportunity to share emerging research on how Asian cities are being impacted by climate change and identify the opportunities to transform future cities towards a net zero economy.

 All day  Oct 29: Conference Room, New James Building; Oct. 30: 114 Steidle Building  Full details
Details regarding registration, logistics, and schedule are currently being finalized. Please check back often for more details. Distinguished alumni and accomplished researchers in the field of carbon materials will interpret the past, assess the present and anticipate the future of arguably the most diverse and flexible family of materials known to humankind. The two-day symposium consists of five sessions, each with five or six 30-minute lectures. A poster session showcasing current graduate and undergraduate students' research will conclude the symposium.  

 11:15am – 12:30pm  529 Walker Building  Full details
Michelle Gore, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Penn State, presents "Connecting large-scale meteorological patterns to extratropical cyclones in climate models using self-organizing maps" as part of the Fall 2021 ESSC Brown Bag Series.

 11:15am – 12:30pm  529 Walker Building  Full details
Kyle Imhoff, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Penn State; Pennsylvania State Climate Office; presents "Overview of the Pennsylvania State Climate Office and mesonet development" as part of the Fall 2021 ESSC Brown Bag Series.

 3:30 – 4:30pm  Online  Full details
The public conversation about vaccines has changed a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic began. What are the causes of vaccine skepticism, and how and why has it changed so much since the first vaccines were released in December 2020?
 4:00 – 5:00pm  157 Hosler Building or Online  Full details
Abstract: Energy development, be it drilling an oil and gas well or building a wind farm, is a classic "not in my backyard" or "NIMBY" activity. Landowners leasing their land typically welcome this development, while neighbors and community groups often vociferously oppose it as an objectionable activity. A frequent response of regulators, developers, and other project proponents is to dismiss this opposition as baseless.

 1:00 – 1:45pm  Online  Full details
Webinar will cover consensus on what commitments are needed to reduce global carbon emissions and some of the current commitments entities both public and private have in place. Specific examples of initiatives, programs and successes will be shared with participants. Presenters: Rob E. Cooper, Senior Director for Energy and Sustainability, Penn State University Office of Engineering, and Meg Boyle, PhD, Dept. of Geography, Penn State University   OVERVIEW:

 All day  Full details
The online conference "Cracking the Nut 2021: Building Resilient Food, Water, and Energy Systems" is announced for November 15-18, 2021 and will focus on how public and private sector initiatives can create resilient systems that support rural and agricultural development. For this, three topics will be discussed; (a) applying technology and digital solutions, (b) leveraging private sector and multi-stakeholder investments and (c) ensuring inclusion of vulnerable populations.

 7:30 – 9:00am  Online  Full details
The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is a useful framework for addressing complex transdisciplinary natural resource and environmental challenges in integrated, innovative ways. This webinar series explores using and operationalizing WEF nexus approaches for finding solutions to these challenges. The series focuses on examples and solutions by linking and using WEF nexus approaches to timely interventions, technologies and issues of importance, especially in the context of COVID-19 and climate change.
 12:15 – 1:15pm  Online  Full details
The chondrocranium is a transient structure primarily composed of cartilage that forms in all vertebrates to support the embryonic brain and other sense organs prior to the formation of the bony skull. Embryologists of the early 1900s studied the anatomy of the chondrocranium and produced 3D models of hand reconstructions of relatively thick histological sections. More recent studies of the chondrocranium are based on thin histological sections but reconstructions remain imperfect.

 7:00 – 9:00pm  Online  Full details
Join us for the Soundings water film series co-presented by Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, Penn State’s Water Council, and WPSU. This series explores the intersecting issues surrounding water conservation and the innovative research and policy solutions addressing these issues around the world.

 All day  Elizabethtown College  Full details
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center will host the Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium Nov. 19 and 20, 2021.
 4:00 – 5:00pm  Online or Millennium Science Complex Room W203  Full details
Penn State Graduate Students:  The Cornell Biogeochemistry Lecture Series Watch Parties will be held in the Millennium Science Complex Room W203. Attendees will learn about the earth's biogeochemical cycling by world experts and will hear about some of the most pressing biogeochemical questions across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

 All day  Elizabethtown College  Full details
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center will host the Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium Nov. 19 and 20, 2021.