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.
Previous Energy Week Events
Events and Recordings from Energy Week 2023
- 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.
Events and Recordings from Energy Week 2022
- 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.
Events and Recordings from Energy Week 2021
- 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.
Events and Recordings from 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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