Past Events: Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar Archive

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 12:00 – 1:00pm  Full details
The ways Penn State is addressing global climate change will be discussed during the eighth season premiere of President Eric Barron’s monthly WPSU show, “Digging Deeper,” on Sunday, Sept. 26. Barron will welcome a pair of University experts — IEE associate directors Bruce Logan, director of the Engineering, Energy and Environmental Institute and an Evan Pugh Professor in engineering, and Erica Smithwick, distinguished professor of geography — for the program.

 4:00 – 5:00pm  112 Walker Building or Online  Full details
Sea level change is partly determined by the balance between precipitation and surface melt and subsequent meltwater runoff on the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. Both ice sheet precipitation and melt occur relatively infrequently, but extreme events can have a disproportionate impact on the ice sheet system. In this talk I will highlight three different extreme phenomena and their impact, which I have studied using a combination of climate modeling and remote sensing.
 3:00 – 5:00pm  Online  Full details
Participate in a series of four workshops on topics related to health and the built environment throughout the 2021–22 academic year. 
 11:00am – 12:00pm  100 Huck Life Sciences Building  Full details
Microbiome Center presents Gabriele Berg, Graz University of Technology
 All day  Online  Full details
Penn State is hosting a virtual symposium Sept. 23-24 that will explore how architects and designers in related disciplines can gain a better understanding of the impact the built environment has on shaping society’s inequalities, how the decisions they make as design professionals have consequences, and how they can help bring about better social equity in an increasingly polarizing world.

 4:00 – 5:00pm  226 Erickson Food Science Building  Full details
A global catastrophe such as a major asteroid strike would threaten humanity’s survival, both through its immediate impacts and by generating soot that would block sunlight, lower global temperatures, and alter precipitation patterns in a way that would severely inhibit conventional agriculture and raise the specter of mass starvation. An interdisciplinary project recently launched at Penn State is exploring how people might work together to grow, harvest, process, store, and eat nutritious food under post-catastrophic conditions.
 2:00 – 3:15pm  217 Business Building or Online  Full details
Lisa Bolton, Professor of Marketing and Felix Xu, Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing Professor Bolton will present her work, "Consumer Aversion to Company Waste," as part of the Center for the Business of Sustainability Research Seminar Series. Registration is required. To attend, please contact Tracey Mariner for registration information: tcd119@psu.edu.
 2:00 – 3:00pm  112 Buckhout Building  Full details
Dr. Soto is Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Arizona.
 11:00am – 12:00pm  W-203 Millennium Science Complex  Full details
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics Seminar hosts Calistus Ngonghala, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Florida presents "Land use change and population growth in subsistence agriculture: escaping the curse of poverty trap"
 9:00am – 6:00pm  Online  Full details
The UN Food Systems Summit will serve as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
 All day  Online  Full details
Penn State is hosting a virtual symposium Sept. 23-24 that will explore how architects and designers in related disciplines can gain a better understanding of the impact the built environment has on shaping society’s inequalities, how the decisions they make as design professionals have consequences, and how they can help bring about better social equity in an increasingly polarizing world.

 3:30 – 4:30pm  Online  Full details
Liying Qian, National Center for Atmospheric Research, presents “The Earth’s Thermosphere and Ionosphere System and its Coupling to the Lower Atmosphere“  
 1:00 – 3:00pm  Online  Full details
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment invites graduate students to apply for the 2021 Graduate Student Science Communication Workshop. It is open to graduate students of all disciplines, but the focus of the workshop will center around energy outreach and education. The event will occur over two days, from 1–3 p.m. on both Tuesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 22. The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom.
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Initiative Speaker Series: Distributional Differences in Nutrition by Poverty Status Rebecca Cleary, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University

 4:30 – 6:30pm  124 Walker Building  Full details
The Sigma Xi : The Scientific Research Honor Society welcomes you to a seminar by James F. Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State, on "The Search for Life on Planets Around Other Stars"
 4:00 – 5:00pm  22 Deike Building or Online  Full details
David Polly, Indiana University Bloomington presents "Punctuated equilibrium, Earth systems, and the Common Cause hypothesis extended: A new look at Gould's Pleistocene snails from Bermuda" as part of the ​Department of Geosciences Colloquium Series.  
 1:00 – 3:00pm  Online  Full details
The Institutes of Energy and the Environment invites graduate students to apply for the 2021 Graduate Student Science Communication Workshop. It is open to graduate students of all disciplines, but the focus of the workshop will center around energy outreach and education. The event will occur over two days, from 1–3 p.m. on both Tuesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 22. The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom.
 10:35 – 11:35am  001 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building  Full details
Chemical Engineering Seminar "Elucidating Electrocatalytic Processes for Energy Storage and Conversion with Operando Vibrational Spectroscopy" Matthias Waegele Boston College
 10:00 – 11:00am  Millennium Science Complex Garden  Full details
The Millennium Café in the Garden – Tuesday 9/21, 10-11am will be an opportunity to grab a cup of complimentary coffee, hear a brief introduction of two exciting opportunities, and make some new connections.  This event will occur outdoors, rain or shine (the garden is covered), and just outside the MRI entrance of the MSC.   The Future of the Business of Sustainability Depends on Science Dan Cahoy  |  Research Director, Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability

 4:00 – 5:00pm  Online  Full details
Fires burn in all terrestrial ecosystems on the globe, and wildfires are getting larger, more destructive and deadly. Both humans and climate are contributing to this trend. The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System,” will address humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. The seminars, which are free and open to the public, take place from 4 – 5 p.m. on Mondays via Zoom.