A week of events held Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2021, to increase visibility of the university’s energy use, research and opportunity to shape a clean energy future.
Extreme Weather and the Grid
From winter black outs in Texas and wildfires on the West Coast to heat waves, flooding and severe hurricanes, today’s U.S. electrical grid faces many extreme weather conditions that it wasn’t designed to endure. This can result in major electrical interruptions with potentially catastrophic outcomes, particularly among vulnerable populations. The electricity powering our communities is only as reliable and resilient as the infrastructure that makes it possible. This panel discussion explores the electrical grid and the forward-thinking needed to strengthen the grid for future extreme weather.
Energy Entrepreneurs: Now Is The Time
Have you thought about working for a cleantech startup? Maybe you’re really interested in clean energy or climate change but aren’t sure how to find a paying job that matches your passion? This panel discussion will cover lessons learned and why now is the best time to start in this growing field. This event also includes the announcement of the winners of the Energy Week Pitch Competition, which is sponsored by Schneider Electric, Duke Energy and Pickett Engineering.
Centennial Campus Utility Plant Tour
Sept. 28, 1 – 2 pm
This tour is now full.
Electricity 101: The U.S. Grid Explained
How does the grid work in the United States today, and where are we headed? This virtual workshop, organized by the Student Energy Club, will be conducted by NC State energy researchers Aditya Keskar and Lucas Ford.
Energy Week Pitch Competition
Sponsored by Schneider Electric, Duke Energy and Pickett Engineering
Energy Research: Spark Talks
Event Recording Coming Soon
NC State has diverse and innovative energy-related research across the campus. Join us to hear 3-minute lightning talks highlighting energy-related research by NC State graduate and undergraduate students. After the talks, you will have the opportunity to meet the presenters in breakout rooms.
Hosted by the Student Energy Club
Reverse Pitch: Careers in Energy and Cleantech
No recording available
This virtual and fast-paced career event is designed to educate students from a diverse range of majors, interests, and backgrounds about the energy and cleantech sectors and connect them with relevant employers.
Hosted by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)
View recordings of the following virtual events that were part of Energy Week 2020:
A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library: Last Time We Were Green: Clean Energy: NC State alumnus and founder of A/V Geeks Skip Elsheimer joined representatives from NC State’s Sustainability Office to screen and discuss vintage educational films about alternative energy sources.
Energy Systems Modeling with High Performance Computing Resources: Dr. Joseph DeCarolis highlights ongoing work using an open source energy system optimization model developed at NC State.
Entrepreneurship in the Energy Sector: Do You Have Watt It Takes?: Panel discussion with energy entrepreneurs about their industry and careers in clean energy startups.
Energy Week Virtual Zine: Browse the NC State Energy Week Zine inspired by the question “What does energy mean to you?”
Power For People: A Just Energy Future: Energy fuels life as we know it. But for all the benefits energy provides to our society, the process of generating energy comes at increasing cost, particularly in the communities where energy infrastructure is built.
Pitch Contest Finale: The live finale of NC State’s Energy Week Pitch Competition.
Sustainable Finance Strategy: Poole College alum Ramsay Huntley leads Sustainable Finance Strategy at Wells Fargo.
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