Energy University Community Forum #3: Energy Outreach

Penn State faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the final of a series of three Energy University forums. Energy University Forum #1: Concept and Current Activities took place on December 11, 2020; Energy University Forum #2: Energy Education took place on March 5, 2021; and the third forum, Energy University Forum #3: Energy Outreach, will take place from 1:00-2:30 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Registration is required for presenters and guests. 


1:00 p.m. Welcome, format, and objectives by Lara Fowler, Assistant Director of the  Institutes of Energy and the Environment  

1:05 p.m.  Setting the stage—opportunities for energy outreach and extension  

  • Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research 

  • Tracey Huston, Vice President for Outreach

1:15 p.m.  Panelist introductions and summary of energy outreach, engagement, and extension at Penn State (5-6 minutes/person) 

  • Tom Bartnik, Penn State Center Pittsburgh 
  • Amanda Smith, Director of K-12 Engagement, Penn State Outreach 
  • Esther Obonyo, Director, Global Building Network  
  • Tanna Pugh, Director, PennTAP
  • Devin Pennebaker, Energy Procurement Manager, Penn State Engineering Facilities Institute 
  • Tom Murphy, Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research 
  • Dan Brockett, Penn State Extension 
  • Peter Boger, Assistant Director for Outreach and Engagement and Acting Communications Coordinator, Penn State Sustainability Institute 

1:50 p.m. Community Comment, Q&A moderated by Fowler 

  • What are our gaps in energy outreach broadly defined?  

  • What are our opportunities as a university?   

2:25 p.m. Wrap Up, Next Steps- Fowler 

2:30 p.m. End

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