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Energy Week

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

Celebrate Energy Week at NC State

From the latest in energy research to an electric vehicle showcase and utility plant tour, this week of events focuses on a clean energy future.

NC State is at the forefront of groundbreaking energy research and collaboration. Groups like the Energy Collaborative, Student Energy Club, FREEDM Systems Center, Sustainability Office and many more are connecting students, faculty, staff and community members to discover interdisciplinary solutions to energy challenges.

Previous Energy Week Events

  • Keep Our Air Clean Art Showcase displayed student art submitted by North Carolinian K-12 students that focus on actions to reduce air pollution.
  • Fall Energy & Water Competition promotes energy and water reduction within campus residence halls.
  • Energy & Water Conservation Tabling provided tips for campus individuals on conserving resources.
  • NCCETC/The Solar House Tour & Solar Demonstration gave campus and community members an opportunity to explore home solar systems.
  • Micromobility Madness showcased accessible solutions to transportation.
  • Centennial Campus Utility Tour provided a behind-the-scenes look at how NC State generates power on-site.
  • Energy Research Spark Talks showcased student energy-related research in a 3-minute lightning talk competition.
  • Electric Vehicle Showcase celebrated National Drive Electric Week with an EV car show and test drive.
  • Energy Career Panel (recording) explored insights from clean energy industry leaders.
  • Solar Brunch offered free waffles and smoothies made using solar power to campus.
  • Climate Solutions Collaborative Graduate Student Workshop gave graduate students access to interdisciplinary discussions on climate solutions.
  • KIETS Climate Leaders Program Fall Symposium explored climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.
  • PULSTAR Nuclear Reactor Tour provided a behind-the-scenes look at the critical research being done on campus.
  • EV Showcase at Pack Football showcased electric vehicles in the tailgate lots prior to the Pack Football game.
    • 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.
    • 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.


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