Energy Week

Energy Week

A week of events to increase visibility of the university’s energy use, research and opportunity to shape a clean energy future.


  • Energy Week Solar Brunch featuring free waffles and smoothies made using solar power.
  • Energy and Textiles (video recap) activation event showcasing how NC State’s favorite fan gear is made using recycled plastic bottles.
  • Sustainable Wolfpack Football Game promoting energy conservation via the Sustainable Wolfpack Pledge, Energy and Textiles activation in the Fan Zone, and encouraging fans to ride the Red Terror and recycle their cans/bottles with the stadium’s Zero Waste Wolfpack program.
  • Energy Research Spark Talks showcasing student energy-related research in a 3-minute lightning talk competition.
  • Nuclear Energy 101 (recording) discussing the future of clean energy.
  • Centennial Campus Utility Plan Tour providing a behind-the-scenes look at how NC State generates power on-site.
  • Electric Vehicle Showcase celebrating National Drive Electric Week with an EV car show and test drive.
  • The Future of Clean Transportation in North Carolina featuring Jennifer Weiss, senior advisor for climate change policy with the NC Department of Transportation, presenting the vision of the state’s 2022 Transportation Plan.
  • Centennial Social Hour networking event to learn about new energy-focused projects and relax with colleagues.
  • Schaub Food Science Building Tour showcasing how the Facilities Division Commissioning Team optimizes mechanical systems to save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Learn more about energy at NC State:

Previous Energy Week Events

 

  • Extreme Weather and the Grid (recording): Explore the electrical grid and the forward-thinking needed to strengthen the grid for future extreme weather.
  • Energy Entrepreneurs: Now is the Time (recording): Lessons learned and why now is the best time to start in this growing field.
  • Electricity 101 (recording): How does the grid work in the United States today, and where are we headed?
  • Centennial Campus Utility Plant Tour: Behind-the-scenes at how energy is supplied to campus buildings.
  • Energy Week Pitch Competition Winners
  • SparkTalks about innovative energy-related research across campus.
  • Reverse Pitch: Careers in Clean Energy and Cleantech: 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.
  • Contact

    Contact sustainability@ncsu.edu for more information or questions.