Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

Spring Break is almost here, and whether you are traveling or catching up on work, we hope you enjoy the mid-semester mark! 

 

The MIT Energy Club's leadership transition is coming up. If you are interested in organizing exciting energy events and interacting with incredible folks all over campus, apply now to join next year's leadership team! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

As always, please keep us posted about events you are organizing through our online submission form, and remember to check out new jobs on our website.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Libby DeLucia & Ben Magolan

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Events

(1)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Namraa Kala on "Learning, Adaptation, and Climate Uncertainty: Evidence from Indian Agriculture" (Mar 21)  (New)
(2)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Mar 22)
(3)  MIT Sustainability Summit (Apr 28)  (New)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System (Mar 23)
(2)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)
(3)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)
(4)  UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (Aug 3)  (New)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards (Mar 27)
(2)  National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"  (New)
(3)  SparkFund: Technology Research Manager  (New)
(4)  Greentech Media: Energy Storage Supply Chain Analyst
(5)  Technical University of Madrid: PhD Student
(6)  AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst  (New)
(7)  Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern  (New)
(8)  Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice  (New)
(9)  Daymark Energy Advisors: Energy Market Intern
(10)  REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
(11)  Internship opportunity at Portugal's International Nanotechnology Lab
(12)  Greentown Labs Member Companies Need Interns!  (New)
(13)  SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive  (New)
(14)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)  (New)
(15)   IHI Energy Storage: Senior Controls Engineer
(16)  Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer

Other Notices

(1)  Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 at Northeastern University (Oct 13)

MIT Events

 (1) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Namraa Kala on "Learning, Adaptation, and Climate Uncertainty: Evidence from Indian Agriculture" (New)
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E19-319 | Website

Energy for Human Development, Dinner Speaker Series. Namrata Kala is the 2015 Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard University. Her research interests are environmental and development economics.

 (2) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor now offers monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (3) MIT Sustainability Summit (New)
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 to
Samberg Center (E52), MIT | Website

The 2017 MIT Sustainability Summit: Funding the Future challenges conventional investment actors - from seed venture capital to public capital markets - to innovate and explore the rise of unconventional actors and financing mechanisms. With a theme of "Funding the Future," the conference focuses on transitioning to a more sustainable future by linking finance to tackle climate change, water scarcity and food security. Some of the questions the conference will delve into revolve around: - Why does sustainability matter in finance? - What are the industry specific challenges and solutions in sustainable finance? - How to measure sustainability? The Summit will feature speakers from Generation, TPG, BlackRock, Root Capital, Sustainalytics, and Acción, as well as distinguished professors from MIT and Harvard Business School. Join us in the discussion. Buy your ticket today!

Non-MIT Events

 (1) NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Mintz Levin, 1 Financial Center Boston, MA 02111 | Website

NECEC's Emerging Trends Series are networking and educational events that discuss hot topics, growing markets and emerging trends in the clean energy industry. This event will discuss cybersecurity as an evolving threat to energy security, reliability and the shift to a 21st century electricity system. How can energy innovation help address this threat, how can clean energy businesses manage the risk of a cyber attack to the grid, and how does public policy play a role in the effort to enhance the cybersecurity of a 21st century grid?

 (2) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (3) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html

 (4) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (New)
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago | Website

The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE'ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the future of transportation systems. The program will cover several trends: * Technological Advances - the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles * Emerging Mobility Trends - ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions * Infrastructure Challenges - the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles * Global and Local Impacts - the overarching picture

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 11:59 pm to 11:59 pm
| Website

Grants up to $65,000 - for clean tech and water technologies: The Program's primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy and water technologies developed in the Commonwealth. Awarded funds are used to demonstrate the feasibility of technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest. Up to 5 awards ($65K each) will be granted. Additionally, under the Catalyst Water Challenge, MassCEC will provide funding and technical support for projects at the water-energy nexus that deploy water innovation technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies. Up to two additional awards in the amount of $65,000 each will be given for promising clean water projects. Applicants must be either a: * Principal Investigator ("PI") at a Massachusetts-based nonprofit research institution; or * Massachusetts-based early stage clean energy or water tech company with no more than $1,000,000 in combined financing, grant funding, and revenues and have four or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Students group are welcome to apply with some restrictions (outlined in our guidelines). Applications are due on March 27, 2017.

 (2) National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future" (New)
| Website

Successful candidates will support the "Utility of the Future" team within National Grid's U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developing new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs and benefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on major initiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings for customers (e.g., grid modernization/"smart grid", renewable energy and distributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). This position combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

 (3) SparkFund: Technology Research Manager (New)
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Technology Research Manager to own and manage the technology review process. This will involve assessing the energy efficient technologies that are financed by SparkFund . This position will also be responsible for owning and scaling a repeatable process to incorporate new energy efficiency technologies into our product offering. This role has room to grow and to lead a junior hire, depending on need.

 (4) Greentech Media: Energy Storage Supply Chain Analyst
| Website

Analysts conduct original quantitative and qualitative market research and deliver analysis through written reports, consulting, client inquiries, and speaking engagements. As a part of GTM Research's energy storage research team, the analysts serve clients who are responsible for the success of their firm's technology roadmap, competitive analysis/positioning, product/market positioning and energy storage (hardware and software) deployment strategies. The Analyst corresponds with, presents to, and advises vendors, developers and utility industry professionals on GTM's analysis regarding the changing landscape of the global energy storage supply chain. The Analyst, Energy Storage Supply Chain will focus on analysis of energy storage technology, including supply chain tracking and forecasting, competitive assessment, and system cost benchmarking.

 (5) Technical University of Madrid: PhD Student
| Website

The PhD work will be aligned to a recently granted European Project AMADEUS (www.amadeus-project.eu) that is intended to the development of novel energy storage concepts. In particular, the PhD candidate will contribute to the development of hybrid Thermionic-Photovoltaic (TIPV) converters for the direct conversion of heat into electricity. These devices will be eventually integrated in a full thermal energy storage system based on molten silicon alloys at temperatures above 1380C that is under development in the AMADEUS project. The PhD will last 3 to 4 years and will involve short stays in our partner labs in Europe.

 (6) AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst (New)
| Website

AES Energy Storage is seeking an energy storage market development director to grow the global energy storage market opportunity. You will be responsible for defining how we create value for our customers, identifying market opportunities, and opening access to markets for energy storage. You will be an advocate for the energy storage value proposition to utilities, regulators, other government officials, NGOs and customers. You will be a navigator and co-pilot for our sales teams and a storage applications value expert.

 (7) Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern (New)
| Website

Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Lab Technician Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assists in the execution of research projects and the maintenance of research equipment and laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience in prototyping and laboratory, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bioelectrochemical systems is also positive.

 (8) Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice (New)
| Website

Navigant's Energy Practice clients include the 50 largest electric and gas utilities; 20 largest independent power generators; 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; leading oil and gas companies; government organizations; and numerous others. With more than 500 consultants, Navigant's Global Energy Practice is the largest energy management consulting team in the industry. Responsibilities may include: * Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related technologies * Assessing technologies, technology trends, and evaluating programs * Performing statistical and economic analyses; data collection; spreadsheet management * Developing technology deployment and commercialization strategies * Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through technical reports and presentations *To apply log into Career Bridge (link). Locate Job ID: 36454. "Intern, Energy Practice"*

 (9) Daymark Energy Advisors: Energy Market Intern
Worcester | Website

Position available beginning May 2017. Daymark Energy Advisors is a is a leading provider of integrated policy, planning, and strategic decision support services to the North American electricity and natural gas industries. We serve a mix of clients, including utilities, market participants, energy consumers, regulators, and energy policy agencies. We provide each client with objective analysis and strategic advice to help them navigate the complexities and uncertainties of market and regulatory environments. Position Summary: The Intern will provide research and analysis of electricity and natural gas markets, technologies, and policies. The Intern's work may be in support of active consulting assignments or company R&D. All efforts are made to structure discrete projects that can be completed during the internship. Qualifications: We are seeking candidates with a passion for the energy industry and history of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. The qualified candidate will be/have:  Highly quantitative, with the ability to do thorough analysis  Problem solver with a 'why not' attitude  Strong Excel skills, with an ability to build models that use features such as vlookup, hlookup, formula relationships, pivot tables, macros, etc.  Experience with MatLab or R is desireable // Compensation: This is a paid internship. Compensation will depend on level of experience and education. The position will be located in our Worcester, MA office. // You may apply for this position by sending your cover letter and resume to humanresources@daymarkea.com.

 (10) REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
Boston | Website

REsurety, a venture-backed FinTech startup that is eliminating the challenge of resource intermittency for the wind power industry, is seeking to hire for several positions. It is revenue-positive, has active customers, and works in partnership with some of the world's leading risk market players. Its team keeps an informal office with open lines of communication, little hierarchy, and a rapid pace. If putting your skills to work to drive down the cost of renewable energy by solving the challenge of resource intermittency sounds exciting, then REsurety would love to receive your application. REsurety is seeking: Vice President of Finance and Compliance; Quality Assurance Engineer; Power Market Research Scientist; Wind Data Intern; Engineering Intern. Please see details and contact information from Careers page weblink above.

 (11) Internship opportunity at Portugal's International Nanotechnology Lab
Portugal | Website

The INL "Boston Challenge" is now open to any student (undergraduate to post docs) or early stage company from the New England area (obviously students can be from all over the place but they need to be studying in New England). Note the challenge covers both technology and artistic ideas so long as they have a Nano concept that addresses a need of 21st century society! The prize is an up to 3 month summer trip to INL in Braga Portugal to flesh out / prototype the person's "idea". The travel and accommodation will be paid for by INL and a stipend of $2 K will be paid (should cover food and drink costs as Braga is an inexpensive place to live). In addition the person gets to work with the world-class machines and scientists at INL. So if someone has a Nano-idea that needs testing, characterizing or prototyping this is a perfect way to get it done quickly and with high quality over the summer break. Of course the idea needs to take a step towards solving an issue in our modern society but that is a very broad remit. Please note that there is rolling acceptance for this prize and only a maximum of 10 prizes will be awarded so I would urge students or early stage companies to apply quickly to get the best chance for consideration.

 (12) Greentown Labs Member Companies Need Interns! (New)
| Website

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Or do you know a student who needs a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States and is currently home to 50+ companies! Located in Somerville, MA, just outside of Union Square, Greentown Labs provides prototyping lab, office and event space to startups that are developing technologies to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. Many of Greentown Labs' member companies are actively seeking interns for the summer so please check out our CAREERS BOARD and reach out to the company you're interested in. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with and we're sure you'll feel that way working with any of our startups. Students of all majors are encouraged to check out the openings but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (13) SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive (New)
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Partnership Sales Executive to help us establish key partnerships with energy services contractors, developers, and manufacturers. You will develop strategic relationships across our partners' business - from the CEO to the front-line sales rep. You will be at the center of the team that is responsible for generating SparkFund's project dealflow in order to meet our revenue targets.

 (14) BP Sophomore Experience (New)
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

 (15) IHI Energy Storage: Senior Controls Engineer
| Website

IHI is a large, international, diversified company based in Tokyo. Our engineering center of excellence in Chicago is currently developing controls and power systems for a Smarter Energy Grid. This group, IHI Energy Storage, is responsible for architecting and delivering software and firmware systems to provide wide-area control and integration of energy storage systems, power inverters, solar, and wind systems. As a Senior Controls Engineer, reporting to the Software Development Manager of IHI Energy Storage, you will be responsible for control system and application software development on a distributed grid-scale energy storage platform. You will work in a cross-functional development group. In this dynamic environment, you will be called on to do many things, and occasionally be the sole development resource on a project. Position is located in the West Loop area of Chicago, IL.

 (16) Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer
| Website

Seeking recent graduates in Mechanical, Aero/Astro, or Chemical Engineering. The qualifications are: (a) Outstanding academic record in a relevant engineering department. (b) Achievement of excellent grades in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and related areas. (c) Demonstrable knowledge of the fundamental engineering basics of the thermal sciences, and particularly in their practical application. (d) Interest and/or some experience in writing software. Although most technical staff at Thermoflow have Ph.D. degrees, we are seeking recent graduates at any level, and are especially interested in hiring fresh S.M. graduates with a genuine passion for energy engineering. Strong preference will be given to US citizens or permanent residents.

Other Notices

 (1) Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 at Northeastern University
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 to Sunday, Oct 15, 2017
Northeastern University | Website

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is excited to announce that its 10th annual meeting will take place at Northeastern University in Boston from October 13-15, 2017. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, this exciting 3-day event will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders from all over the world to make Commitments to Action that address society's most pressing challenges. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

Applications for next year's club leadership team are now open! Join the largest club at MIT at a time when shaping the energy industry is as critical as ever. See what's possible when you work combine forces with other passionate students! Here are descriptions of the many amazing positions and the application form. The Co-President deadline is March 17, and other positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Also - today is the last day to apply for the club's new Mentorship Program, designed to further strengthen club connections and better serve our mission to "build strong, lasting relationships among our student members." Signup here by March 13 to join us in this brand new initiative!

 

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and as always, please keep sending us your events and job descriptions through our online submission form.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Energy Club Mentorship Program Registration (Mar 13)

MIT Events

(1)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Dr. Anish Sugathan on "Coal Fired Power Plants in India" (Mar 14)  (New)
(2)  Professor John Deutch: The impact of decarbonization policies on electric system operating characteristics (Mar 15)  (New)
(3)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Mar 22)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party (Mar 15)
(2)  NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System (Mar 23)
(3)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)  (New)
(4)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)  (New)
(5)  UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (Aug 3)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards (Mar 27)
(2)  National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
(3)  SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
(4)  Technical University of Madrid: PhD Student  (New)
(5)  Greentech Media: Energy Storage Supply Chain Analyst  (New)
(6)  AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
(7)  Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
(8)  REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities  (New)
(9)  Internship opportunity at Portugal's International Nanotechnology Lab  (New)
(10)  Daymark Energy Advisors: Energy Market Intern  (New)
(11)  SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
(12)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)
(13)   IHI Energy Storage: Senior Controls Engineer  (New)
(14)  Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer

Other Notices

(1)  Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 at Northeastern University (Oct 13)  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Energy Club Mentorship Program Registration
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
| Website

Few student-run organizations at MIT are as large as ours, but none span as wide an audience. With this in mind, there is a great opportunity to strengthen the cohesiveness and usefulness of the club. In our mission statement, we pledge to build strong, lasting relationships among our student members. It is the interdisciplinary nature of MIT and world's energy challenges, that require collaboration across class years and departments. Our most successful events: Energy Conference, Energy Hackathon, and Energy Night bring together the distributed energy-related activity at MIT in the Boston Area. However, this valuable knowledge transfer should not be limited to several days each year. This is the inspiration for this mentorship program. The mentorship program is a semester-long pairing between students with compatible interests, goals, and experiences. Primarily matches will be made between undergraduate and the graduate members of the club. This is not imagined to be a major time commitment, rather a mutually beneficial relationship that will make the club stronger by strengthening connections internally. Each pairing will be allocated $10 per month for costs related to a meetup.

MIT Events

 (1) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Dr. Anish Sugathan on "Coal Fired Power Plants in India" (New)
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E19-319 | Website

India is the world's third largest producer of electricity, coal-fired power plants produce about 66% of India's total power. India's power sector accounts for a large fraction of total emissions in the country; about 47% of CO2, 47% of SO2 and 30% of NOx emissions are traced to thermal power generation. A distinctive feature of India's expansion of thermal power generation infrastructure is the preferential construction of thermal power plants near coal-mines. As a result, today fewer than 10% of India's districts (60 in number) account for 90% of India's installed coal-based generation capacity. We investigate the impact of such concentrated placement of coal power plants on local ambient air pollution and health. We exploit the strong dependence of thermal power plant siting decisions on two exogenous geographical features: (a) proximity of large water bodies, and (b) proximity to geological coal deposits, to construct an instrument variable for district-level coal power generation capacity. Using this instrument variable strategy we investigate the impact of coal power plant construction in India during 2001 to 2015 on local ambient air pollution and health. Our preliminary results suggest that coal-fired power plants lead to substantial increases in air pollution and the incidence of low birth weight (LBW). In particular, we find that a 1 TWh increase in power generation leads to a 3.2% and 0.7% increase in mean ambient SO2 and NO2, respectively, as well as a 13% increase in the incidence of LBW.

 (2) Professor John Deutch: The impact of decarbonization policies on electric system operating characteristics (New)
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
66-110 | Website

In this seminar, Professor John Deutch introduces a simple model of an electricity market with competing nuclear, renewable, and natural gas generation to explore the operating characteristics that result from the imposition of five alternative policies intended to reduce CO2 emissions and/or increase renewable generation. He uses a static equilibrium analysis of supply and demand to compare the operating characteristics of an electricity system from the imposition of each new policy measure; the range of CO2 emission reductions proves to be surprisingly large. Given the values of the parameters assumed, Deutch finds it is unlikely that replacing a renewable portfolio standard by a carbon-free portfolio standard would be sufficient to encourage deployment of new nuclear electricity generation. Speaker Bio: John Deutch '61, PhD '66, Institute Professor emeritus, has been chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board for the past four years; a former undersecretary of the US Department of Energy; and professor of chemistry, dean of science, and provost at MIT.

 (3) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor now offers monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA 02143 | Website

Join Cleantech Open Northeast for a night of cleantech community networking leading up to the Cleantech Open 2017 Accelerator program. Entrepreneurs, students, savvy technologists, investors, professionals, and other interested parties all welcome! At the launch party you'll be able to: (1) Connect with Boston's top innovators, supporters, and thought leaders in the cleantech space. (2) Get exposure by giving your 1 minute elevator pitch in front of judges and potential teammates (if you're ready!). (3) Listen to past competitors as they share their experience with Cleantech Open.

 (2) NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Mintz Levin, 1 Financial Center Boston, MA 02111 | Website

NECEC's Emerging Trends Series are networking and educational events that discuss hot topics, growing markets and emerging trends in the clean energy industry. This event will discuss cybersecurity as an evolving threat to energy security, reliability and the shift to a 21st century electricity system. How can energy innovation help address this threat, how can clean energy businesses manage the risk of a cyber attack to the grid, and how does public policy play a role in the effort to enhance the cybersecurity of a 21st century grid?

 (3) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (4) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (New)
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html

 (5) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE)
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago | Website

The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE'ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the future of transportation systems. The program will cover several trends: * Technological Advances - the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles * Emerging Mobility Trends - ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions * Infrastructure Challenges - the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles * Global and Local Impacts - the overarching picture

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) MassCEC Catalyst Program Awards
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 11:59 pm to 11:59 pm
| Website

Grants up to $65,000 - for clean tech and water technologies: The Program's primary intent is to stimulate the commercialization of clean energy and water technologies developed in the Commonwealth. Awarded funds are used to demonstrate the feasibility of technologies in specific industry applications in order to obtain increased industry and investor interest. Up to 5 awards ($65K each) will be granted. Additionally, under the Catalyst Water Challenge, MassCEC will provide funding and technical support for projects at the water-energy nexus that deploy water innovation technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies. Up to two additional awards in the amount of $65,000 each will be given for promising clean water projects. Applicants must be either a: * Principal Investigator ("PI") at a Massachusetts-based nonprofit research institution; or * Massachusetts-based early stage clean energy or water tech company with no more than $1,000,000 in combined financing, grant funding, and revenues and have four or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Students group are welcome to apply with some restrictions (outlined in our guidelines). Applications are due on March 27, 2017.

 (2) National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
| Website

Successful candidates will support the "Utility of the Future" team within National Grid's U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developing new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs and benefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on major initiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings for customers (e.g., grid modernization/"smart grid", renewable energy and distributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). This position combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

 (3) SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Technology Research Manager to own and manage the technology review process. This will involve assessing the energy efficient technologies that are financed by SparkFund . This position will also be responsible for owning and scaling a repeatable process to incorporate new energy efficiency technologies into our product offering. This role has room to grow and to lead a junior hire, depending on need.

 (4) Technical University of Madrid: PhD Student (New)
| Website

The PhD work will be aligned to a recently granted European Project AMADEUS (www.amadeus-project.eu) that is intended to the development of novel energy storage concepts. In particular, the PhD candidate will contribute to the development of hybrid Thermionic-Photovoltaic (TIPV) converters for the direct conversion of heat into electricity. These devices will be eventually integrated in a full thermal energy storage system based on molten silicon alloys at temperatures above 1380C that is under development in the AMADEUS project. The PhD will last 3 to 4 years and will involve short stays in our partner labs in Europe.

 (5) Greentech Media: Energy Storage Supply Chain Analyst (New)
| Website

Analysts conduct original quantitative and qualitative market research and deliver analysis through written reports, consulting, client inquiries, and speaking engagements. As a part of GTM Research's energy storage research team, the analysts serve clients who are responsible for the success of their firm's technology roadmap, competitive analysis/positioning, product/market positioning and energy storage (hardware and software) deployment strategies. The Analyst corresponds with, presents to, and advises vendors, developers and utility industry professionals on GTM's analysis regarding the changing landscape of the global energy storage supply chain. The Analyst, Energy Storage Supply Chain will focus on analysis of energy storage technology, including supply chain tracking and forecasting, competitive assessment, and system cost benchmarking.

 (6) AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
| Website

AES Energy Storage is seeking an energy storage market development director to grow the global energy storage market opportunity. You will be responsible for defining how we create value for our customers, identifying market opportunities, and opening access to markets for energy storage. You will be an advocate for the energy storage value proposition to utilities, regulators, other government officials, NGOs and customers. You will be a navigator and co-pilot for our sales teams and a storage applications value expert.

 (7) Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
| Website

Navigant's Energy Practice clients include the 50 largest electric and gas utilities; 20 largest independent power generators; 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; leading oil and gas companies; government organizations; and numerous others. With more than 500 consultants, Navigant's Global Energy Practice is the largest energy management consulting team in the industry. Responsibilities may include: * Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related technologies * Assessing technologies, technology trends, and evaluating programs * Performing statistical and economic analyses; data collection; spreadsheet management * Developing technology deployment and commercialization strategies * Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through technical reports and presentations *To apply log into Career Bridge (link). Locate Job ID: 36454. "Intern, Energy Practice"*

 (8) REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities (New)
Boston | Website

REsurety, a venture-backed FinTech startup that is eliminating the challenge of resource intermittency for the wind power industry, is seeking to hire for several positions. It is revenue-positive, has active customers, and works in partnership with some of the world's leading risk market players. Its team keeps an informal office with open lines of communication, little hierarchy, and a rapid pace. If putting your skills to work to drive down the cost of renewable energy by solving the challenge of resource intermittency sounds exciting, then REsurety would love to receive your application. REsurety is seeking: Vice President of Finance and Compliance; Quality Assurance Engineer; Power Market Research Scientist; Wind Data Intern; Engineering Intern. Please see details and contact information from Careers page weblink above.

 (9) Internship opportunity at Portugal's International Nanotechnology Lab (New)
Portugal | Website

The INL "Boston Challenge" is now open to any student (undergraduate to post docs) or early stage company from the New England area (obviously students can be from all over the place but they need to be studying in New England). Note the challenge covers both technology and artistic ideas so long as they have a Nano concept that addresses a need of 21st century society! The prize is an up to 3 month summer trip to INL in Braga Portugal to flesh out / prototype the person's "idea". The travel and accommodation will be paid for by INL and a stipend of $2 K will be paid (should cover food and drink costs as Braga is an inexpensive place to live). In addition the person gets to work with the world-class machines and scientists at INL. So if someone has a Nano-idea that needs testing, characterizing or prototyping this is a perfect way to get it done quickly and with high quality over the summer break. Of course the idea needs to take a step towards solving an issue in our modern society but that is a very broad remit. Please note that there is rolling acceptance for this prize and only a maximum of 10 prizes will be awarded so I would urge students or early stage companies to apply quickly to get the best chance for consideration.

 (10) Daymark Energy Advisors: Energy Market Intern (New)
Worcester | Website

Position available beginning May 2017. Daymark Energy Advisors is a is a leading provider of integrated policy, planning, and strategic decision support services to the North American electricity and natural gas industries. We serve a mix of clients, including utilities, market participants, energy consumers, regulators, and energy policy agencies. We provide each client with objective analysis and strategic advice to help them navigate the complexities and uncertainties of market and regulatory environments. Position Summary: The Intern will provide research and analysis of electricity and natural gas markets, technologies, and policies. The Intern's work may be in support of active consulting assignments or company R&D. All efforts are made to structure discrete projects that can be completed during the internship. Qualifications: We are seeking candidates with a passion for the energy industry and history of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. The qualified candidate will be/have:  Highly quantitative, with the ability to do thorough analysis  Problem solver with a 'why not' attitude  Strong Excel skills, with an ability to build models that use features such as vlookup, hlookup, formula relationships, pivot tables, macros, etc.  Experience with MatLab or R is desireable // Compensation: This is a paid internship. Compensation will depend on level of experience and education. The position will be located in our Worcester, MA office. // You may apply for this position by sending your cover letter and resume to humanresources@daymarkea.com.

 (11) SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Partnership Sales Executive to help us establish key partnerships with energy services contractors, developers, and manufacturers. You will develop strategic relationships across our partners' business - from the CEO to the front-line sales rep. You will be at the center of the team that is responsible for generating SparkFund's project dealflow in order to meet our revenue targets.

 (12) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

 (13) IHI Energy Storage: Senior Controls Engineer (New)
| Website

IHI is a large, international, diversified company based in Tokyo. Our engineering center of excellence in Chicago is currently developing controls and power systems for a Smarter Energy Grid. This group, IHI Energy Storage, is responsible for architecting and delivering software and firmware systems to provide wide-area control and integration of energy storage systems, power inverters, solar, and wind systems. As a Senior Controls Engineer, reporting to the Software Development Manager of IHI Energy Storage, you will be responsible for control system and application software development on a distributed grid-scale energy storage platform. You will work in a cross-functional development group. In this dynamic environment, you will be called on to do many things, and occasionally be the sole development resource on a project. Position is located in the West Loop area of Chicago, IL.

 (14) Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer
| Website

Seeking recent graduates in Mechanical, Aero/Astro, or Chemical Engineering. The qualifications are: (a) Outstanding academic record in a relevant engineering department. (b) Achievement of excellent grades in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and related areas. (c) Demonstrable knowledge of the fundamental engineering basics of the thermal sciences, and particularly in their practical application. (d) Interest and/or some experience in writing software. Although most technical staff at Thermoflow have Ph.D. degrees, we are seeking recent graduates at any level, and are especially interested in hiring fresh S.M. graduates with a genuine passion for energy engineering. Strong preference will be given to US citizens or permanent residents.

Other Notices

 (1) Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 at Northeastern University (New)
Friday, Oct 13, 2017 to Sunday, Oct 15, 2017
Northeastern University | Website

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is excited to announce that its 10th annual meeting will take place at Northeastern University in Boston from October 13-15, 2017. Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, this exciting 3-day event will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders from all over the world to make Commitments to Action that address society's most pressing challenges. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

This year's MIT Energy Career Fair and MIT Energy Conference were a tremendous success! We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the organizing team for their hard work, to the many great speakers who came to join us, and to Schneider Electric and the rest of our generous sponsors.

 

We are very excited to announce the launch of the club's new Mentorship Program, designed to further strengthen club connections and better serve our mission to "build strong, lasting relationships among our student members." Signup here by March 13 to join us in this brand new initiative!

 

Lastly, applications for next year's club leadership team are now open. Descriptions of the many amazing positions can be found here, and the application form here. Note that the co-president application deadline is March 17, and all remaining positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and as always, please keep sending us your events and job descriptions through our online submission form.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Libby DeLucia & Ben Magolan

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Solar Seminar and Social (Mar 8)  (New)
(2)  Energy Club Mentorship Program Registration (Mar 13)  (New)

MIT Events

(1)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Namrata Kala on "Learning, Adaptation, and Climate Uncertainty: Evidence from Indian Agriculture" (Mar 7)  (New)
(2)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Mar 22)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13)  (New)
(2)  Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party (Mar 15)
(3)  NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System (Mar 23)
(4)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)
(5)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)
(6)  UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (Aug 3)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
(2)  SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
(3)  AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
(4)   Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
(5)  REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
(6)  SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
(7)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)
(8)  Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Solar Seminar and Social (New)
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 5:00 pm
4-163 --> Muddy Charles | Website

We are having our next solar seminar with the speakers below! After the talks, we will migrate to the Muddy Charles Pub for the solar social. Room 4-163 at 5pm Muddy Charles Pub at 6pm (free dinner!) (1) Marcus Mueller, "The Impact of Solar Installation in German Low-voltage Grids" (2) Pulkit Shamshery, "State of Residential and Commercial Solar PV and Solar Thermal in Kenya" Each talk is 10-15 minutes with extra question time. These should start some good discussion for the social!

 (2) Energy Club Mentorship Program Registration (New)
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 
| Website

Few student-run organizations at MIT are as large as ours, but none span as wide an audience. With this in mind, there is a great opportunity to strengthen the cohesiveness and usefulness of the club. In our mission statement, we pledge to build strong, lasting relationships among our student members. It is the interdisciplinary nature of MIT and world's energy challenges, that require collaboration across class years and departments. Our most successful events: Energy Conference, Energy Hackathon, and Energy Night bring together the distributed energy-related activity at MIT in the Boston Area. However, this valuable knowledge transfer should not be limited to several days each year. This is the inspiration for this mentorship program. The mentorship program is a semester-long pairing between students with compatible interests, goals, and experiences. Primarily matches will be made between undergraduate and the graduate members of the club. This is not imagined to be a major time commitment, rather a mutually beneficial relationship that will make the club stronger by strengthening connections internally. Each pairing will be allocated $10 per month for costs related to a meetup.

MIT Events

 (1) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Namrata Kala on "Learning, Adaptation, and Climate Uncertainty: Evidence from Indian Agriculture" (New)
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E19-319 | Website

Energy for Human Development, Dinner Speaker Series Namrata Kala is the 2015 Prize Fellow in Economics at Harvard University. Her research interests are environmental and development economics. Her current research projects include studying how firms and households learn about and adapt to environmental change, private sector returns to environmental technologies, and the returns to worker training and incentives.

 (2) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor now offers monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
Zurich, Switzerland | Website

I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (2) Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA 02143 | Website

Join Cleantech Open Northeast for a night of cleantech community networking leading up to the Cleantech Open 2017 Accelerator program. Entrepreneurs, students, savvy technologists, investors, professionals, and other interested parties all welcome! At the launch party you'll be able to: (1) Connect with Boston's top innovators, supporters, and thought leaders in the cleantech space. (2) Get exposure by giving your 1 minute elevator pitch in front of judges and potential teammates (if you're ready!). (3) Listen to past competitors as they share their experience with Cleantech Open.

 (3) NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Mintz Levin, 1 Financial Center Boston, MA 02111 | Website

NECEC's Emerging Trends Series are networking and educational events that discuss hot topics, growing markets and emerging trends in the clean energy industry. This event will discuss cybersecurity as an evolving threat to energy security, reliability and the shift to a 21st century electricity system. How can energy innovation help address this threat, how can clean energy businesses manage the risk of a cyber attack to the grid, and how does public policy play a role in the effort to enhance the cybersecurity of a 21st century grid?

 (4) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (5) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html

 (6) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE)
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago | Website

The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE'ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the future of transportation systems. The program will cover several trends: * Technological Advances - the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles * Emerging Mobility Trends - ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions * Infrastructure Challenges - the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles * Global and Local Impacts - the overarching picture

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
| Website

Successful candidates will support the "Utility of the Future" team within National Grid's U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developing new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs and benefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on major initiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings for customers (e.g., grid modernization/"smart grid", renewable energy and distributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). This position combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

 (2) SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Technology Research Manager to own and manage the technology review process. This will involve assessing the energy efficient technologies that are financed by SparkFund . This position will also be responsible for owning and scaling a repeatable process to incorporate new energy efficiency technologies into our product offering. This role has room to grow and to lead a junior hire, depending on need.

 (3) AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
| Website

AES Energy Storage is seeking an energy storage market development director to grow the global energy storage market opportunity. You will be responsible for defining how we create value for our customers, identifying market opportunities, and opening access to markets for energy storage. You will be an advocate for the energy storage value proposition to utilities, regulators, other government officials, NGOs and customers. You will be a navigator and co-pilot for our sales teams and a storage applications value expert.

 (4) Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
| Website

Navigant's Energy Practice clients include the 50 largest electric and gas utilities; 20 largest independent power generators; 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; leading oil and gas companies; government organizations; and numerous others. With more than 500 consultants, Navigant's Global Energy Practice is the largest energy management consulting team in the industry. Responsibilities may include: * Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related technologies * Assessing technologies, technology trends, and evaluating programs * Performing statistical and economic analyses; data collection; spreadsheet management * Developing technology deployment and commercialization strategies * Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through technical reports and presentations *To apply log into Career Bridge (link). Locate Job ID: 36454. "Intern, Energy Practice"*

 (5) REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
Boston, MA | Website

REsurety, a venture-backed FinTech startup that is eliminating the challenge of resource intermittency for the wind power industry, is seeking to hire for several positions. It is revenue-positive, has active customers, and works in partnership with some of the world's leading risk market players. Its team keeps an informal office with open lines of communication, little hierarchy, and a rapid pace. If putting your skills to work to drive down the cost of renewable energy by solving the challenge of resource intermittency sounds exciting, then REsurety would love to receive your application. REsurety is seeking: Vice President of Finance and Compliance; Quality Assurance Engineer; Wind Data Intern; Engineering Intern. Please see details and contact information from Careers page weblink above.

 (6) SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Partnership Sales Executive to help us establish key partnerships with energy services contractors, developers, and manufacturers. You will develop strategic relationships across our partners' business - from the CEO to the front-line sales rep. You will be at the center of the team that is responsible for generating SparkFund's project dealflow in order to meet our revenue targets.

 (7) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

 (8) Thermoflow, Inc: Engineer/Senior Engineer (New)
| Website

Seeking recent graduates in Mechanical, Aero/Astro, or Chemical Engineering. The qualifications are: (a) Outstanding academic record in a relevant engineering department. (b) Achievement of excellent grades in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and related areas. (c) Demonstrable knowledge of the fundamental engineering basics of the thermal sciences, and particularly in their practical application. (d) Interest and/or some experience in writing software. Although most technical staff at Thermoflow have Ph.D. degrees, we are seeking recent graduates at any level, and are especially interested in hiring fresh S.M. graduates with a genuine passion for energy engineering. Strong preference will be given to US citizens or permanent residents.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

The biggest week of the year for the MIT Energy Club is finally here!

 

It all begins with the MIT ENERGY CAREER FAIR on March 2 from 7-9pm. Featuring over 20 companies in the energy industry, the Energy Career Fair connects top caliber companies to student with a passion for energy studies. There will also be finger snacks, so have fun and find a job! Please visit energycf.mit.edu for the list of attending companies.

 

In preparation for the career fair, the Energy Authority will be hosting an info session on March 2 from 5-6PM in 4-163 to talk about their companies and opportunities. Come chat with the representatives and eat some burritos!

 

Join us the very next day at the MIT ENERGY CONFERENCE, which features the following lineup of keynote speakers:

  • Dharmendra Pradhan, the Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, is the opening keynote speaker
  • Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research at MIT, will speak about "The Role of Academic Institutions in Shaping the Future of Energy"
  • Dirk Smit, VP Exploration Technology at Shell, will be the closing speaker on day one
  • Ralph Izzo, Chairman and CEO of PSEG, will open day two, speaking about "Electricity Generation: Today and Tomorrow"
  • Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, will close the conference with his talk on "Opportunity. Uncertainty. Risk." in the energy industry

More reasons? Panels on domestic and global policy events, storage, infrastructure changes, transportation, grid reliability, energy customers and data analytics. Also, Coffee chats with companies and a Showcase featuring 30 companies!

 

So, whether you are a technology innovator, a policy wonk, or energy professional, the MIT Energy Conference (video here) is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from world experts, create valuable professional connections, and potentially, create career-defining opportunities. Don't miss this conference, get your tickets now.

 

Get energized for a great week of events! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(2)  MIT Energy Conference 2017 (Mar 3)

MIT Events

(1)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28)  (New)
(2)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Praveer Sinha, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution, on "Public Private Partnership (PPP) - Privatization of Distribution of Electricity in Delhi" (Feb 28)  (New)
(3)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Mar 22)  (New)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13)
(2)  Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party (Mar 15)  (New)
(3)  NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System (Mar 23)  (New)
(4)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)
(5)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)
(6)  UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (Aug 3)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2)
(2)  National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
(3)  SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
(4)  AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
(5)   Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
(6)  SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
(7)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)

Other Notices

(1)  European Energy Students Network Survey
(2)  Global Himalayan Expedition: July 2017

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (2) MIT Energy Conference 2017
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

Early bird tickets are selling fast! Join us for the largest student-led energy conference in the US! The MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum, Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, MIT, and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. In addition, companies and students can be involved in the Showcase and Coffee Chats (for career opportunities). For more information please visit our website, and don't miss out on your ticket!

MIT Events

 (1) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (New)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (2) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: Praveer Sinha, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution, on "Public Private Partnership (PPP) - Privatization of Distribution of Electricity in Delhi" (New)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E18-304 | Website

-Energy for Human Development, Dinner Speaker Series -Mr. Sinha has nearly 33 years of experience in Power Generation and Distribution sector. -The term "Public-Private Partnership" (PPP) describes a spectrum of possible relationships between public and private sector -The Delhi Model of PPP in Power Distribution space is an example of the transformation brought about by private players

 (3) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (New)
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor now offers monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
Zurich, Switzerland | Website

I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (2) Cleantech Open's 2017 Boston Kickoff Party (New)
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA 02143 | Website

Join Cleantech Open Northeast for a night of cleantech community networking leading up to the Cleantech Open 2017 Accelerator program. Entrepreneurs, students, savvy technologists, investors, professionals, and other interested parties all welcome! At the launch party you'll be able to: (1) Connect with Boston's top innovators, supporters, and thought leaders in the cleantech space. (2) Get exposure by giving your 1 minute elevator pitch in front of judges and potential teammates (if you're ready!). (3) Listen to past competitors as they share their experience with Cleantech Open.

 (3) NECEC's Emerging Trends Series: Cybersecurity & the 21st Century Electricity System (New)
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Mintz Levin, 1 Financial Center Boston, MA 02111 | Website

NECEC's Emerging Trends Series are networking and educational events that discuss hot topics, growing markets and emerging trends in the clean energy industry. This event will discuss cybersecurity as an evolving threat to energy security, reliability and the shift to a 21st century electricity system. How can energy innovation help address this threat, how can clean energy businesses manage the risk of a cyber attack to the grid, and how does public policy play a role in the effort to enhance the cybersecurity of a 21st century grid?

 (4) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (5) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html

 (6) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE)
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago | Website

The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE'ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the future of transportation systems. The program will cover several trends: * Technological Advances - the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles * Emerging Mobility Trends - ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions * Infrastructure Challenges - the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles * Global and Local Impacts - the overarching picture

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (2) National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"
| Website

Successful candidates will support the "Utility of the Future" team within National Grid's U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developing new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs and benefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on major initiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings for customers (e.g., grid modernization/"smart grid", renewable energy and distributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). This position combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

 (3) SparkFund: Technology Research Manager
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Technology Research Manager to own and manage the technology review process. This will involve assessing the energy efficient technologies that are financed by SparkFund . This position will also be responsible for owning and scaling a repeatable process to incorporate new energy efficiency technologies into our product offering. This role has room to grow and to lead a junior hire, depending on need.

 (4) AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst
| Website

AES Energy Storage is seeking an energy storage market development director to grow the global energy storage market opportunity. You will be responsible for defining how we create value for our customers, identifying market opportunities, and opening access to markets for energy storage. You will be an advocate for the energy storage value proposition to utilities, regulators, other government officials, NGOs and customers. You will be a navigator and co-pilot for our sales teams and a storage applications value expert.

 (5) Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice
| Website

Navigant's Energy Practice clients include the 50 largest electric and gas utilities; 20 largest independent power generators; 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; leading oil and gas companies; government organizations; and numerous others. With more than 500 consultants, Navigant's Global Energy Practice is the largest energy management consulting team in the industry. Responsibilities may include: * Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related technologies * Assessing technologies, technology trends, and evaluating programs * Performing statistical and economic analyses; data collection; spreadsheet management * Developing technology deployment and commercialization strategies * Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through technical reports and presentations *To apply log into Career Bridge (link). Locate Job ID: 36454. "Intern, Energy Practice"*

 (6) SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Partnership Sales Executive to help us establish key partnerships with energy services contractors, developers, and manufacturers. You will develop strategic relationships across our partners' business - from the CEO to the front-line sales rep. You will be at the center of the team that is responsible for generating SparkFund's project dealflow in order to meet our revenue targets.

 (7) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

Other Notices

 (1) European Energy Students Network Survey
| Website

We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.

 (2) Global Himalayan Expedition: July 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

This year, as part of GHE 2017, we plan to electrify the remotest village in the northern Himalayas called Shade. The task will be accomplished by trekking to this remote hamlet after the mandatory acclimatization for a few days in the city of Leh, setting up solar micro-grids which would provide solar powered electricity for residential and community lighting in Shade, and once done, then raft down on the Zanskar river on our way back to Leh. The deadline for application submission is Mar 05. Shortlisted candidates will be moved to the next round for interview over phone or Skype with our Team Leaders. The final team selection shall be concluded by Apr 15.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

We are less than two weeks away from the MIT Energy Club's biggest weekend of the year! Make sure to sign up for the MIT Energy Career Fair (March 2) and purchase your MIT Energy Conference (March 3-4) tickets before Early Bird registration ends TOMORROW!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Libby DeLucia & Ben Magolan

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22)  (New)
(2)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(3)  MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (Mar 3)

MIT Events

(1)  MIT Water Club Lunch and Learn (Feb 21)  (New)
(2)  e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: "Talk from the Fields," lightning talks for students to showcase waste and energy projects (Feb 21)  (New)
(3)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23)
(4)  Fighting for Environmental Justice in the South Bronx (Feb 23)  (New)
(5)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  BERC Energy Summit (Feb 23)
(2)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13)
(3)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)
(4)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)
(5)  UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (Aug 3)  (New)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  US DOE: EPSA Internship Program  (New)
(2)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2)
(3)  National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future"  (New)
(4)  SparkFund: Technology Research Manager  (New)
(5)  AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst  (New)
(6)   Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice  (New)
(7)  SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive  (New)
(8)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)  (New)

Other Notices

(1)  European Energy Students Network Survey
(2)  Global Himalayan Expedition: July 2017  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (New)
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
3-333 | Website

Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (2) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (3) MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out!
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

Early bird tickets are selling fast! Join us for the largest student-led energy conference in the US! The MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum, Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, MIT, and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. In addition, companies and students can be involved in the Showcase and Coffee Chats (for career opportunities). For more information please visit our website, and don't miss out on your ticket!

MIT Events

 (1) MIT Water Club Lunch and Learn (New)
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
1-150 | Website

Come join the MIT Water Club to hear a presentation on water research, and get a free lunch! This month's seminar will be given by Emily Tow, who will be presenting on "Energy Efficient Desalination and Water Reuse."

 (2) e4Dev Dinner Speaker Series: "Talk from the Fields," lightning talks for students to showcase waste and energy projects (New)
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
E19-319 | Website

-Energy for Human Development partnering with the MIT Waste Alliance -Lightning talk series for students to showcase multiple waste and energy related projects and share their insights -Presentations lined up ranging from waste management systems and approaches to energy infrastructure -Dinner is provided if you RSVP

 (3) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Energy Commons | Website

Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online.Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (4) Fighting for Environmental Justice in the South Bronx (New)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
MIT 4-370 | Website

Are you drawn to better understand issues of the environment? Are you seeking to better understand systemic racism and oppression? The environment and racism are intimately tied together. The Forum on Racial and Environmental Justice and Equity presents a talk by nationally renowned environmental justice activist Alexie Torres-Fleming. Alexie founded the Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ), where she worked with youth to clean the brownfields of the borough and provide access to the Bronx River. She is a nationally recognized activist, having served on President Obama's Advisory Council for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Join us to hear the passion and power of Alexie Torres-Fleming during this lecture and meet-and-greet.

 (5) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) BERC Energy Summit
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 to Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Berkeley, CA | Website

The BERC Energy Summit brings together over 600 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs annually to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, The BERC Energy Summit will explore our theme, "The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future Together." Aptly timed just a month after the Presidential inauguration, the event will focus on how to navigate divergent perspectives to chart the course for a secure and clean energy future. Members of the MIT Energy Club can get can receive 20% off any ticket option by using the discount code Christie20 in the Eventbrite checkout.

 (2) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
Zurich, Switzerland | Website

I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (3) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (4) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html

 (5) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) (New)
Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
University of Illinois at Chicago | Website

The Summer Institute onSustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, participants (SISE'ers) participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network with Chicago-area experts and program alumni. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on research projects and enjoy exploring Chicago. In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the future of transportation systems. The program will cover several trends: * Technological Advances - the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles * Emerging Mobility Trends - ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions * Infrastructure Challenges - the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles * Global and Local Impacts - the overarching picture

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) US DOE: EPSA Internship Program (New)
| Website

he Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) at the U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications to be considered for summer internship with EPSA. The summer program provides a unique opportunity to learn about energy policy at the national level, and build research and analytical skills. Candidates interested in applying for an internship, please email EPSAinternship@hq.doe.gov the following items: o A Cover Letter indicating the following things: o Your interest in energy policy o The areas within EPSA of most interest (up to 3) o Your research experience o Your student status o The desired semester (Summer, Fall or Spring) o Your resume or CV (in PDF format) o 1 academic or professional reference (name, position, email, phone) The deadline to apply for the Summer 2017 program is 5:00 pm EST on February 24, 2017.

 (2) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (3) National Grid: Analyst, "Utility of the Future" (New)
| Website

Successful candidates will support the "Utility of the Future" team within National Grid's U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developing new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs and benefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on major initiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings for customers (e.g., grid modernization/"smart grid", renewable energy and distributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). This position combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidly develop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to take ownership of major initiatives.

 (4) SparkFund: Technology Research Manager (New)
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Technology Research Manager to own and manage the technology review process. This will involve assessing the energy efficient technologies that are financed by SparkFund . This position will also be responsible for owning and scaling a repeatable process to incorporate new energy efficiency technologies into our product offering. This role has room to grow and to lead a junior hire, depending on need.

 (5) AES Energy Storage: Market Development Director / Analyst (New)
| Website

AES Energy Storage is seeking an energy storage market development director to grow the global energy storage market opportunity. You will be responsible for defining how we create value for our customers, identifying market opportunities, and opening access to markets for energy storage. You will be an advocate for the energy storage value proposition to utilities, regulators, other government officials, NGOs and customers. You will be a navigator and co-pilot for our sales teams and a storage applications value expert.

 (6) Navigant Consulting, Inc.: Intern, Energy Practice (New)
| Website

Navigant's Energy Practice clients include the 50 largest electric and gas utilities; 20 largest independent power generators; 20 largest gas distribution and pipeline companies; leading oil and gas companies; government organizations; and numerous others. With more than 500 consultants, Navigant's Global Energy Practice is the largest energy management consulting team in the industry. Responsibilities may include: * Conducting detailed fact finding, research, and analysis on energy-related technologies * Assessing technologies, technology trends, and evaluating programs * Performing statistical and economic analyses; data collection; spreadsheet management * Developing technology deployment and commercialization strategies * Communicating solutions and new strategies to clients through technical reports and presentations *To apply log into Career Bridge (link). Locate Job ID: 36454. "Intern, Energy Practice"*

 (7) SparkFund: Partnership Sales Executive (New)
| Website

SparkFund is hiring a Partnership Sales Executive to help us establish key partnerships with energy services contractors, developers, and manufacturers. You will develop strategic relationships across our partners' business - from the CEO to the front-line sales rep. You will be at the center of the team that is responsible for generating SparkFund's project dealflow in order to meet our revenue targets.

 (8) BP Sophomore Experience (New)
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

Other Notices

 (1) European Energy Students Network Survey
| Website

We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.

 (2) Global Himalayan Expedition: July 2017 (New)
Ladakh, India | Website

This year, as part of GHE 2017, we plan to electrify the remotest village in the northern Himalayas called Shade. The task will be accomplished by trekking to this remote hamlet after the mandatory acclimatization for a few days in the city of Leh, setting up solar micro-grids which would provide solar powered electricity for residential and community lighting in Shade, and once done, then raft down on the Zanskar river on our way back to Leh. The deadline for application submission is Mar 05. Shortlisted candidates will be moved to the next round for interview over phone or Skype with our Team Leaders. The final team selection shall be concluded by Apr 15.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

The club is in high gear for the MIT Energy Career Fair (March 2) and the MIT Energy Conference (March 3-4)! Early bird tickets for the conference are limited - so please get yours urgently! For students to whom $50 seems like a lot - we'll let you in on a secret: the food alone is worth more than that! So come network with and hear from amazing professionals from around the world for the price of lunches and snacks!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22)
(2)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(3)  MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (Mar 3)  (New)
MIT Events

(1)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14)
(2)  e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (Feb 14)  (New)
(3)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)  (New)
(4)  Energy Studies Minor Open House (Feb 16)
(5)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)  (New)
(6)  Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (Feb 17)
(7)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17)
(8)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23)
(9)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28)
Non-MIT Events

(1)  Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (Feb 15)
(2)  Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (Feb 16)
(3)  BERC Energy Summit (Feb 23)  (New)
(4)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13)
(5)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)  (New)
(6)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)  (New)
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
(2)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2)
(3)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)
Other Notices

(1)  European Energy Students Network Survey
MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
3-333 | Website

Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (2) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (3) MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (New)
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

Early bird tickets are selling fast! Join us for the largest student-led energy conference in the US! The MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum, Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, MIT, and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. In addition, companies and students can be involved in the Showcase and Coffee Chats (for career opportunities). For more information please visit our website, and don't miss out on your ticket!
MIT Events

 (1) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (2) e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (New)
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
26-100 | Website

Screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie will start at 6:30 PM in MIT Theater 26-100. After the screening, the MIT Clean Energy Prize team will be available to discuss their "Energy for Developing Economies" track and provide snacks!

 (3) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website

The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (4) Energy Studies Minor Open House
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Are you interested in the Energy Studies Minor? Would you like to meet staff, faculty and students who share your interests in energy. Join us February 16th, 2017 in the Energy Commons (10-063). Learn more about the minor, ask questions, bring your transcript. Light lunch will be provided. "The energy minor really gives student the tools to use their technical background to address climate issues. The curriculum dos an amazing job of bridging the gap between academia and what's going on in the world." Chris Welch, SB '13 Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Energy Studies Minor; SM '15 Mechanical Engineering. Any questions? Email MITEI Education at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (5) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (6) Career Insights: Saudi Aramco
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Please join Aramco's Advanced Materials Team located within the Aramco Research Center-Boston to learn about the group's work supporting downstream research challenges. Our chemists and engineers will share experiences and discuss opportunities. A presentation by Michele Ostraat, who leads the Advanced Materials Team, will offer an overview of activities and a Q&A session provides a chance to talk with other center researchers. Lunch will be hosted by Aramco. Please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (7) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm
| Website

Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (8) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Energy Commons | Website

Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online.Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (9) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.
Non-MIT Events

 (1) Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142 | Website

Siemens is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative for a special event including an overview of MIT's recently launched The Utility of the Future study. This comprehensive report addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. Following this presentation from MIT, join industry experts and thought leaders as Siemens Financial Services hosts a panel discussion on how flexible financing options will support the transformation of the power sector.

 (2) Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Westin Copley Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston | Website

Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reporting on that science have become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism. This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss the evolution of their professional experience and their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in these fields, especially under the Trump Administration. Moderated by: John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists ; Featured Panelists: Joe Romm, author, editor of Climate Progress, and science advisor to National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously"; Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Journalism Fellow; Seth Borenstein, award-winning national science writer for the Associated Press. Event coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference. Cocktail reception to follow discussion, free and open-to-the-public. Space is limited so please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-science-environment-a-journalists-perspective-february-16-2017/?mc_cid=bf3ade4f82&mc_eid=e4a25e8f2f

 (3) BERC Energy Summit (New)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 to Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Berkeley, CA | Website

The BERC Energy Summit brings together over 600 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs annually to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, The BERC Energy Summit will explore our theme, "The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future Together." Aptly timed just a month after the Presidential inauguration, the event will focus on how to navigate divergent perspectives to chart the course for a secure and clean energy future. Members of the MIT Energy Club can get can receive 20% off any ticket option by using the discount code Christie20 in the Eventbrite checkout.

 (4) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
Zurich, Switzerland | Website

I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (5) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (6) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (New)
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
Ladakh, India | Website

Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
San Francisco | Website

Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (2) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (3) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.
Other Notices

 (1) European Energy Students Network Survey
| Website

We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

Kick off 2nd semester by getting your early bird tickets tickets to the 2017 MIT Energy Conference! The conference is preceded by the MIT Energy Career Fair on March 2 - Register here

 

We hope you'll join us March 3-4 for an incredible line up of speakers and the opportunity to meet students and professionals from the Boston area and all over the country - even some from all over the world. Whether you want to get oriented to the most important trends in the energy industry, learn about the potential impacts of the new administration, or meet your future employer / employee, the MIT Energy Conference is the place to be!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Libby DeLucia & Ben Magolan 

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges (Feb 6)  (New)
(2)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22)
(3)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(4)  MIT Energy Conference 2017 (Mar 3)

MIT Events

(1)  Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute (Feb 7)
(2)  IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch (Feb 8)
(3)  MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner (Feb 9)
(4)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14)
(5)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)
(6)  Energy Studies Minor Open House (Feb 16)
(7)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)
(8)  Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (Feb 17)
(9)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17)
(10)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23)
(11)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28)
(12)  MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals (Sep 27)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  The Tufts Energy Conference (Feb 11)  (New)
(2)  Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (Feb 15)
(3)  Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (Feb 16)
(4)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13)  (New)
(5)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern & Computational Modeling Intern
(2)  Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India
(3)  Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate
(4)  Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer
(5)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
(6)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2)  (New)
(7)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)

Other Notices

(1)  15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering
(2)  European Energy Students Network Survey

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges (New)
Monday, Feb 6, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
E51-145 | Website

Speaker: Prof. Lars Montelius (CEO of the International Nanotechnology Laboratory). Brief Introduction of the Speaker: Prof. Lars Montelius is a good speaker about entrepreneurship in the nano space and he has been a founder of 8 startups, of which two have been related to energy (though not directly on energy generation or distribution). One was at the energy and health nexus and one was on nano scale properties and physics which relates quite closely to energy dynamics.

 (2) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
3-333 | Website

Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (3) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (New)
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (4) MIT Energy Conference 2017 (New)
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

As the largest student-led energy conference in the US, the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference explores changes in production and conversion, transmission and storage, and consumption with a focus on enabling the next energy paradigm. We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Folorunsho Alakija, CEO of Famfa Oil and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. For more information on how to be involved please visit our website.

MIT Events

 (1) Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
MIT Campus Building 66, Room 110 (Landau Building ) | Website

Energy resources and the supply of electric power are significant, defining global issues and play a critical role in our society on many levels. The impact from a new era of energy resource development and the rapidly evolving mix of diverse energy resource portfolios in the 21st century are creating new challenges and opportunities for electric power grid infrastructure. Over the past quarter of the 20th century, our nation had under-invested in technology, infrastructure, research and development, and education in this important area, which has led to a tremendous need not only for technology and infrastructure advancement, but also in workforce development. In this seminar, Professor Gregory Reed will provide an overview of the electric power and energy sector, along with recommendations on solutions to power grid reliability concerns, including the role of advanced power electronics control technologies and the emergence of direct current (DC) solutions at all levels of the grid, as well as microgrids and other rapidly evolving developments. The discussion will also highlight opportunities for research and development needs, education and training, and future employment in these exciting and dynamic fields. Reed will also discuss the leadership role of the Pittsburgh region, and provide an introduction to the recently established Energy GRID Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

 (2) IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

A great solar cell has to be a great LED: So what's wrong with subsidized solar panels? A new scientific principle has produced record-breaking solar cells following Professor Eli Yablonovitch's mantra, "A great solar cell has to be a great LED." These solar cells have smashed all efficiency records and are in commercial production. Nonetheless, the overhang of >60 gigawatts/year of subsidized, outdated, Chinese-silicon solar panel factories is blocking the scaling of the superior technology. Silicon solar panels are in line to provide about 10% of electricity, but the super-efficient technology can eventually provide almost all of the world's electricity and fuel. In the interim, the solar/LED symmetry will revolutionize thermophotovoltaics, the creation of electricity directly from heat, and enable electroluminescent refrigeration, a refrigerator in which light is the working fluid.

 (3) MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
W20, 2nd Floor, Lobdell | Website

MIT IDEAS is an annual innovation, social entrepreneurship, and service program. The IDEAS Generator Dinner is one of the best venues to find a team to join, pitch your idea to woo and recruit teammates, or pitch your skills to get hired onto a team. With the last chance to submit a Scope Statement just a few weeks away March 2, 2017), get started at this event! Join us for dinner. Pitch an idea. Find a team. RSVP on Eventbrite, where you can also sign up to pitch.

 (4) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (5) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website

The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (6) Energy Studies Minor Open House
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Are you interested in the Energy Studies Minor? Would you like to meet staff, faculty and students who share your interests in energy. Join us February 16th, 2017 in the Energy Commons (10-063). Learn more about the minor, ask questions, bring your transcript. Light lunch will be provided. "The energy minor really gives student the tools to use their technical background to address climate issues. The curriculum dos an amazing job of bridging the gap between academia and what's going on in the world." Chris Welch, SB '13 Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Energy Studies Minor; SM '15 Mechanical Engineering. Any questions? Email MITEI Education at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (7) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (8) Career Insights: Saudi Aramco
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Please join Aramco's Advanced Materials Team located within the Aramco Research Center-Boston to learn about the group's work supporting downstream research challenges. Our chemists and engineers will share experiences and discuss opportunities. A presentation by Michele Ostraat, who leads the Advanced Materials Team, will offer an overview of activities and a Q&A session provides a chance to talk with other center researchers. Lunch will be hosted by Aramco. Please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (9) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm
| Website

Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (10) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Energy Commons | Website

Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online.Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (11) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (12) MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 to Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
HUBweek | Website

The Solve program is actively seeking proposals for Fuel challenges centered around carbon pricing and negative carbon emissions. The Solve program is organized around four "pillars": Fuel, Learn, Cure, and Make. This year's program poses three "challenges" within those pillars. Of particular note to the sustainability community are the Fuel challenges: 1) Carbon price: How can new technologies (including digital currencies like Bitcoin) be used to put a price on emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases? 2) Negative carbon emissions: How do we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a way that is scalable, economical, and ethical? What can you do right now? Solve encourages you to log in to the Solve CoLab platform (http://solvecolab.mit.edu) to propose solutions. A distinguished panel of judges will select semifinalists who will present their solutions at the Solve at HUBweek event, September 27 and 28, 2016. Registration for the Solve at HUBweek events is now open at www.hubweek.org.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) The Tufts Energy Conference (New)
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 to
Tufts University | Website

The Tufts Energy Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. This year, we seek to spur thought, conversation, and creative action around the topic of Innovation for Global Energy Access. The event will explore the essential role of innovation in expanding global energy access through three avenues: Partnerships & Funding, Technological Innovation, and Policy & Regulation. The conference is organized entirely by students from a broad range of backgrounds including engineering, international affairs, urban planning, and economics. From a two-panel event in 2006, TEC has grown into one of the largest entirely student-run energy conferences in the region, attracting over 350 attendees each year. Register today at www.TuftsEnergyConference.com.

 (2) Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142 | Website

Siemens is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative for a special event including an overview of MIT's recently launched The Utility of the Future study. This comprehensive report addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. Following this presentation from MIT, join industry experts and thought leaders as Siemens Financial Services hosts a panel discussion on how flexible financing options will support the transformation of the power sector.

 (3) Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Westin Copley Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston | Website

Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reporting on that science have become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism. This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss the evolution of their professional experience and their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in these fields, especially under the Trump Administration. Moderated by: John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists ; Featured Panelists: Joe Romm, author, editor of Climate Progress, and science advisor to National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously"; Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Journalism Fellow; Seth Borenstein, award-winning national science writer for the Associated Press. Event coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference. Cocktail reception to follow discussion, free and open-to-the-public. Space is limited so please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-science-environment-a-journalists-perspective-february-16-2017/?mc_cid=bf3ade4f82&mc_eid=e4a25e8f2f

 (4) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to
Zurich, Switzerland | Website

I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (5) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern & Computational Modeling Intern
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Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Lab Technician Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assists in the execution of research projects and the maintenance of research equipment and laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience in prototyping and laboratory, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also positive. ----- Cambrian Innovation is also looking for a Computational Modeling Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assist in the development of a proprietary reactor model and the execution of laboratory experiments to populate and validate the model. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience with computational modeling, a familiarity with the wet lab environmental, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also a positive.

 (2) Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India
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MIT-India is excited to offer 12 internship projects at Shell Bangalore this summer. Apply by February 11th, 2017 for the following 12 week projects: (Project 1): Fluid Connectivity in Porous Media (Project 2): QSAR Approach to Predict Solubility of Hydrocarbons and their mixtures with Computational Chemistry Team (Project 3): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Multiphase flows inside complex packed bed geometry (Project 4): Dynamics of particles in droplets in complex fluids (Project 5): Developing a General Fuel Property Screening Tool using Machine Learning (Project 6): Modelling of Advanced Energy Storage Systems (Project 7): Explosion Modeling: Validation of explosion modeling against small/large scale experiments (Project 8): Blast Wave: Validation of prediction of decay of blast waves against large/small scale experiments (Project 9): Change-point models for GPS data (Project 10): Usage of open street map data in the analysis of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture (InSAR) data analysis (Project 11): Develop Advanced Analytics Insights for Lubricants Supply Chain (Project 12): Machine Learning and Data Science for Novel Materials Screening and Design. Please contact mit-india@mit.edu for project descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

 (3) Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate
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Prelude Ventures is seeking candidates for a Summer Venture Associate position in the firm's San Francisco office. The Associate will be responsible for a variety of investment-related activities including evaluating new investment opportunities and sourcing new deals for the firm. In addition, the individual will be involved in various aspects of firm daily business, which will likely include supporting our existing portfolio of investments. This is an ideal position for candidates evaluating a career in venture capital or planning to found/join a start-up company in the future. Due to the nature of our investments, a technical, science-based background is important to complete day-to-day internship activities. As such, a technical undergraduate and/or graduate degree is required, as is 3+ years corporate operational experience in either public, private, or start-up companies. The ideal candidates will be currently pursuing an MBA or an advanced technical degree. We are seeking candidates with an engaging and outgoing personality, developed networking skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, thoughtful and reasoned analytical skills, mature professional judgment, and an excellent work ethic. Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to jobs@preludeventures.com.

 (4) Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer
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Doosan GridTech™ is a technology firm that delivers design services, innovative control and optimization software, and system integration services to electric utilities, helping them turn distributed energy resources such as energy storage and solar PV into valuable contributors to grid reliability and economics. We aim to be the global leader in delivering technology solutions for the emerging digital, distributed grid, a critical component of the world's clean energy future. Doosan GridTech currently has an outstanding career opportunity for a Power Systems Engineer, Analytics. Use your engineering and analytics skills to design next-generation distributed energy resource solutions for the electric power system, and see your solutions deployed with real-world customers who are incorporating distributed energy resources into the grid.

 (5) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
San Francisco | Website

Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (6) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (New)
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (7) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

Other Notices

 (1) 15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering
3-370 | Website

Instructors: Scott Stern, Gene Fitzgerald, Bill Aulet, and Andreas Wankerl Provides a framework for the development, implementation, and growth of innovative ventures in dynamic environments. Deepens understanding of the core technical, customer, and strategic choices and challenges facing start-up innovators. Emphasizes the interdependent choices entrepreneurs must make under conditions of high uncertainty. Intended for students who seek to leverage their engineering and science background through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. This course is one of two core subjects for the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. For the full list of E&I Minor subjects, visit innovation.mit.edu/minor .

 (2) European Energy Students Network Survey
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We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

We are very excited for the 2017 MIT Energy Conference coming up in less than 5 weeks!! This is our biggest event of they year, and we look forward to hosting incredible speakers and attendees on March 3rd and 4th. The central theme for this year's conference is "Balance of Power: Enabling the Next Energy Paradigm," and our keynotes include:

 

  • Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum
  • Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG

 

Get your early bird tickets now!

 

Remember also to apply for the 2017 MIT Clean Energy Prize, which awards over $200,000, by February 17th!

 

Sincerely, 

 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges (Feb 6)
(2)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22)
(3)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(4)  MIT Energy Conference 2017 (Mar 3)
MIT Events

(1)  Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute (Feb 7)
(2)  IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch (Feb 8)
(3)  MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner (Feb 9)
(4)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14)
(5)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)
(6)  Energy Studies Minor Open House (Feb 16)  (New)
(7)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)
(8)  Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (Feb 17)  (New)
(9)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17)
(10)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23)  (New)
(11)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28)  (New)
(12)  MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals (Sep 27)  (New)
Non-MIT Events

(1)  London Business School CleanTech Challenge (Jan 31)
(2)  Columbia University Energy Case Competition (Feb 2)
(3)  Columbia University Energy Symposium (Feb 2)  (New)
(4)  Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (Feb 15)  (New)
(5)  Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (Feb 16)  (New)
(6)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships
(4)  Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India
(5)  Environmental Defense Fund: Program Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Program
(6)  Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate
(7)  Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer
(8)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
(9)  Stem: Join a leader in the energy storage industry (Mar 1) 
(10)  Nord Pool: International Sales Manager
(11)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)
Other Notices

(1)  15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering
(2)  European Energy Students Network Survey  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges
Monday, Feb 6, 2017 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
E51-145 | Website

Speaker: Prof. Lars Montelius (CEO of the International Nanotechnology Laboratory). Prof. Lars Montelius is a speaker about entrepreneurship in the nano space and he has been a founder of 8 startups, of which two have been related to energy (though not directly on energy generation or distribution). One was at the energy and health nexus and one was on nano scale properties and physics which relates quite closely to energy dynamics.For more information on Prof. Lars Montelius, please visit http://inl.int/members/115.

 (2) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
3-333 | Website

Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (3) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (4) MIT Energy Conference 2017
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

As the largest student-led energy conference in the US, the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference explores changes in production and conversion, transmission and storage, and consumption with a focus on enabling the next energy paradigm. We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Folorunsho Alakija, CEO of Famfa Oil and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. For more information on how to be involved please visit our website.
MIT Events

 (1) Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
MIT Campus Building 66, Room 110 (Landau Building ) | Website

Energy resources and the supply of electric power are significant, defining global issues and play a critical role in our society on many levels. The impact from a new era of energy resource development and the rapidly evolving mix of diverse energy resource portfolios in the 21st century are creating new challenges and opportunities for electric power grid infrastructure. Over the past quarter of the 20th century, our nation had under-invested in technology, infrastructure, research and development, and education in this important area, which has led to a tremendous need not only for technology and infrastructure advancement, but also in workforce development. In this seminar, Professor Gregory Reed will provide an overview of the electric power and energy sector, along with recommendations on solutions to power grid reliability concerns, including the role of advanced power electronics control technologies and the emergence of direct current (DC) solutions at all levels of the grid, as well as microgrids and other rapidly evolving developments. The discussion will also highlight opportunities for research and development needs, education and training, and future employment in these exciting and dynamic fields. Reed will also discuss the leadership role of the Pittsburgh region, and provide an introduction to the recently established Energy GRID Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

 (2) IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

A great solar cell has to be a great LED: So what's wrong with subsidized solar panels? A new scientific principle has produced record-breaking solar cells following Professor Eli Yablonovitch's mantra, "A great solar cell has to be a great LED." These solar cells have smashed all efficiency records and are in commercial production. Nonetheless, the overhang of >60 gigawatts/year of subsidized, outdated, Chinese-silicon solar panel factories is blocking the scaling of the superior technology. Silicon solar panels are in line to provide about 10% of electricity, but the super-efficient technology can eventually provide almost all of the world's electricity and fuel. In the interim, the solar/LED symmetry will revolutionize thermophotovoltaics, the creation of electricity directly from heat, and enable electroluminescent refrigeration, a refrigerator in which light is the working fluid.

 (3) MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
W20, 2nd Floor, Lobdell | Website

MIT IDEAS is an annual innovation, social entrepreneurship, and service program. The IDEAS Generator Dinner is one of the best venues to find a team to join, pitch your idea to woo and recruit teammates, or pitch your skills to get hired onto a team. With the last chance to submit a Scope Statement just a few weeks away March 2, 2017), get started at this event! Join us for dinner. Pitch an idea. Find a team. RSVP on Eventbrite, where you can also sign up to pitch.

 (4) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (5) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website

The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (6) Energy Studies Minor Open House (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Are you interested in the Energy Studies Minor? Would you like to meet staff, faculty and students who share your interests in energy. Join us February 16th, 2017 in the Energy Commons (10-063). Learn more about the minor, ask questions, bring your transcript. Light lunch will be provided. "The energy minor really gives student the tools to use their technical background to address climate issues. The curriculum dos an amazing job of bridging the gap between academia and what's going on in the world." Chris Welch, SB '13 Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Energy Studies Minor; SM '15 Mechanical Engineering Any questions? Email MITEI Education at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (7) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (8) Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (New)
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

Please join Aramco's Advanced Materials Team located within the Aramco Research Center-Boston to learn about the group's work supporting downstream research challenges. Our chemists and engineers will share experiences and discuss opportunities. A presentation by Michele Ostraat, who leads the Advanced Materials Team, will offer an overview of activities and a Q&A session provides a chance to talk with other center researchers. Lunch will be hosted by Aramco. Please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address. Dr. Michele Ostraat earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Trinity University and Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Following graduate school, she was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs and Agere Systems where she examined the synthesis of rare-earth doped aerosol nanoparticles and investigated the behavior of chalcogenide phase change materials. She then moved to DuPont's Experimental Station where she worked in aerosol synthesis and characterization of sub-micron and nanoparticles for advanced electronic applications. More recently, she was Senior Director of the Center for Aerosol and Nanomaterials Engineering at RTI International where she led scientific teams developing products and applications for aerosols and nanomaterials for energy, defense, and health-related technologies. At Aramco, Dr. Ostraat leads an organization focused on the development and optimization of advanced materials for downstream applications in gas separation membranes, heterogeneous catalysts, and corrosion-resistant materials. About Saudi Aramco Saudi Aramco is the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. We are driven by the core belief that energy is opportunity. From producing approximately one in every eight barrels of the world's oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to creating impact in all that we do. We focus on making our resources more dependable, more sustainable and more useful. This helps promote stability and long-term growth around the world. www.saudiaramco.com About Aramco Services Company Aramco Services Company (ASC) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. Among its activities in support of its parent company, ASC manages a network of three U.S. research centers; identifies upstream and downstream best practices and potential technology partners; works with suppliers to provide Saudi Aramco with goods; handles quality inspections for materials and equipment procured for Saudi Aramco; and recruits professionals for careers with ASC and its parent company. ASC is headquartered in Houston. www.aramcoservices.com. Aramco Research Center-Boston This center is located adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to support computational reservoir modeling, nanotechnology and advanced materials development. The center is part of a global network of research centers leveraging scientific expertise and collaboration to provide solutions to the long term challenges facing the energy industry.

 (9) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm
| Website

Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (10) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (New)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Energy Commons | Website

Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online. Every day there are millions of Americans shopping for solar, and thousands of solar providers looking for well-qualified customers. Yet, buying and selling solar remains inefficient, confusing and costly. There hasn't been a simple, online marketplace for both parties to meet and interact with one another - until now. EnergySage's innovative, yet simple solutions have already won the support and backing of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), Connecticut Green Bank, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MCEC). Sara Matasci Sara Matasci is Content & Research Manager at EnergySage, the country's leading online marketplace for solar. She heads up the development of EnergySage research reports and surveys, and oversees the creation and maintenance of hundreds of informative articles covering every stage of the solar shopping process on the EnergySage website. Prior to her current position, Sara was an energy and climate analyst at Eastern Research Group. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and environmental studies from Tufts University. Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (11) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (New)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Energy Commons (10-063) | Website

What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (12) MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals (New)
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 to Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
HUBweek | Website

The Solve program is actively seeking proposals for Fuel challenges centered around carbon pricing and negative carbon emissions. The Solve program is organized around four "pillars": Fuel, Learn, Cure, and Make. This year's program poses three "challenges" within those pillars. Of particular note to the sustainability community are the Fuel challenges: 1) Carbon price: How can new technologies (including digital currencies like Bitcoin) be used to put a price on emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases? 2) Negative carbon emissions: How do we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a way that is scalable, economical, and ethical? What can you do right now? Solve encourages you to log in to the Solve CoLab platform (http://solvecolab.mit.edu) to propose solutions. A distinguished panel of judges will select semifinalists who will present their solutions at the Solve at HUBweek event, September 27 and 28, 2016. Registration for the Solve at HUBweek events is now open at www.hubweek.org.
Non-MIT Events

 (1) London Business School CleanTech Challenge
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 12:00 am to 12:00 am
London | Website

The CleanTech Challenge, organized by London Business School and University College London, is a global business plan competition for innovative clean technology business ideas. It brings together business and engineering students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize, awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Participants are mentored by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related sectors.

 (2) Columbia University Energy Case Competition
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 to
Columbia University, New York, NY | Website

The Columbia University Energy Symposium is glad to host the second annual Columbia Energy Case Competition February 2, 2017. This event allows graduate students to present creative and innovative solutions for the main challenges faced by the energy sector. This year the Case Competition is sponsored by the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, and the topic is "Disruptive innovation in the Energy sector".

 (3) Columbia University Energy Symposium (New)
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 to Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Columbia University | Website

Columbia University's SIPA Energy Association (SEA), CBS Energy Club, the Environmental Law Society and the Engineering Energy Club are pleased to introduce you to the 12th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium! The Columbia Energy Symposium is one of the largest events of its kind, bringing together in New York City more than 300 students, faculty, leaders, and executives representing industry, government, and society, to explore and advance our insights into today's challenging energy questions. The event features a full-day conference, a student case competition, a career fair, and a venture showcase. This year's Symposium theme is "disruptive innovation: the new status quo?." From the entrance of solar and now battery storage, to the evolving utility business models, to the shifting geopolitics of petroleum, each year there seems to be some new disruptive force on the traditional energy industry. The CU Energy Symposium's conference will examine ways that these new technologies, business models, and innovative financing strategies are impacting the traditional energy system and how energy experts think this disruption will evolve the industry in the years to come.

 (4) Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (New)
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142 | Website

Siemens is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative for a special event including an overview of MIT's recently launched The Utility of the Future study. This comprehensive report addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. Following this presentation from MIT, join industry experts and thought leaders as Siemens Financial Services hosts a panel discussion on how flexible financing options will support the transformation of the power sector.

 (5) Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Westin Copley Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston | Website

Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reporting on that science have become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism. This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss the evolution of their professional experience and their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in these fields, especially under the Trump Administration. Moderated by: * John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists Featured Panelists: * Joe Romm, author, editor of Climate Progress, and science advisor to National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously" * Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Journalism Fellow * Seth Borenstein, award-winning national science writer for the Associated Press Event coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference. Cocktail reception to follow discussion, free and open-to-the-public. Space is limited so please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-science-environment-a-journalists-perspective-february-16-2017/?mc_cid=bf3ade4f82&mc_eid=e4a25e8f2f

 (6) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Rocky Mountain Institute: Summer Internship
Boulder, Aspen, NYC, or D.C. | Website

Interested to spend the summer working on renewables, the future of the grid, self-driving electric vehicles, or net-zero energy buildings? Apply for an internship in Boulder, Aspen, NYC, or D.C. with Rocky Mountain Institute! Rocky Mountain Institute has posted all its internship opportunities at the link above.

 (2) Rethinking Power Management: Energy Engineer Opening in Boston
Boston, MA | Website

Our team shares a common passion - doing good in the world. We bring that passion to every client and every project. We are growing our team and seeking an Energy Engineer who will bring that same passion and technical expertise to our mission. As an engineer and consultant, you will work closely with our clients and vendors to understand, design and manage comprehensive, innovative energy and water reduction projects. Your experience in engineering design and hands-on MEP construction, combined with your strong project management skills, will position you to create success for our clients and for RPM. See link for more information. Send cover letter and resume to: HR@rpmpowerllc.com.

 (3) Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern & Computational Modeling Intern
| Website

Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Lab Technician Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assists in the execution of research projects and the maintenance of research equipment and laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience in prototyping and laboratory, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also positive. ----- Cambrian Innovation is also looking for a Computational Modeling Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assist in the development of a proprietary reactor model and the execution of laboratory experiments to populate and validate the model. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience with computational modeling, a familiarity with the wet lab environmental, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also a positive.

 (4) Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India
| Website

MIT-India is excited to offer 12 internship projects at Shell Bangalore this summer. Apply by February 11th, 2017 for the following 12 week projects: (Project 1): Fluid Connectivity in Porous Media (Project 2): QSAR Approach to Predict Solubility of Hydrocarbons and their mixtures with Computational Chemistry Team (Project 3): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Multiphase flows inside complex packed bed geometry (Project 4): Dynamics of particles in droplets in complex fluids (Project 5): Developing a General Fuel Property Screening Tool using Machine Learning (Project 6): Modelling of Advanced Energy Storage Systems (Project 7): Explosion Modeling: Validation of explosion modeling against small/large scale experiments (Project 8): Blast Wave: Validation of prediction of decay of blast waves against large/small scale experiments (Project 9): Change-point models for GPS data (Project 10): Usage of open street map data in the analysis of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture (InSAR) data analysis (Project 11): Develop Advanced Analytics Insights for Lubricants Supply Chain (Project 12): Machine Learning and Data Science for Novel Materials Screening and Design. Please contact mit-india@mit.edu for project descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

 (5) Environmental Defense Fund: Program Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Program
| Website

EDF + Business is hiring for a program analyst to support our methane and other innovation work. The Analyst will help EDF speed up the pace of innovation and adoption by finding the latest and greatest technology innovation insights to solve environmental challenges. The Analyst will also assist me to craft EDF's innovation strategy, build key innovation capabilities, and strengthen new and existing relationships. Because environmental advocacy and technology change is fast-paced and unpredictable, the Analyst will be expected to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions and responsibilities.

 (6) Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate
| Website

Prelude Ventures is seeking candidates for a Summer Venture Associate position in the firm's San Francisco office. The Associate will be responsible for a variety of investment-related activities including evaluating new investment opportunities and sourcing new deals for the firm. In addition, the individual will be involved in various aspects of firm daily business, which will likely include supporting our existing portfolio of investments. This is an ideal position for candidates evaluating a career in venture capital or planning to found/join a start-up company in the future. Due to the nature of our investments, a technical, science-based background is important to complete day-to-day internship activities. As such, a technical undergraduate and/or graduate degree is required, as is 3+ years corporate operational experience in either public, private, or start-up companies. The ideal candidates will be currently pursuing an MBA or an advanced technical degree. We are seeking candidates with an engaging and outgoing personality, developed networking skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, thoughtful and reasoned analytical skills, mature professional judgment, and an excellent work ethic. Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to jobs@preludeventures.com.

 (7) Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer
| Website

Doosan GridTech™ is a technology firm that delivers design services, innovative control and optimization software, and system integration services to electric utilities, helping them turn distributed energy resources such as energy storage and solar PV into valuable contributors to grid reliability and economics. We aim to be the global leader in delivering technology solutions for the emerging digital, distributed grid, a critical component of the world's clean energy future. Doosan GridTech currently has an outstanding career opportunity for a Power Systems Engineer, Analytics. Use your engineering and analytics skills to design next-generation distributed energy resource solutions for the electric power system, and see your solutions deployed with real-world customers who are incorporating distributed energy resources into the grid.

 (8) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs
San Francisco | Website

Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (9) Stem: Join a leader in the energy storage industry (New)
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 to
Multiple Locations | Website

This is an opportunity to be part of a world-class team at the nexus of two of the most exciting developments in energy today - big, real-time data and energy storage. Stem develops and deploys industry leading cloud-based software focused on energy efficiency via predictive analytics and innovative storage. Our offering is an automated, turnkey, price-responsive system that enables C&I customers to predict and control electricity costs and capture savings in a rapidly evolving utility landscape. The Stem system combines predictive analytics and advanced energy storage with a high fidelity software user interface. By buffering spikes in energy usage, Stem also reduces the impact of the C&I customer on the utility grid and enables better grid citizenship. Through innovation in technology and financing, our goal is to optimize the relationships between energy providers and consumers.

 (10) Nord Pool: International Sales Manager
| Website

You have heard about Nord Pool via the MIT energy club where they held a presentation about power markets back in May and participated in the recent energy hackathon. As a dynamic company, Nord Pool has been the world's first international power exchange market and delivers efficient, simple and secure trading across Europe. Nord Pool is now recruiting: you would be joining them by being responsible to expand the company business into new markets in Central Europe (CE), currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland.

 (11) BP Sophomore Experience
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.
Other Notices

 (1) 15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering
3-370 | Website

Instructors: Scott Stern, Gene Fitzgerald, Bill Aulet, and Andreas Wankerl Provides a framework for the development, implementation, and growth of innovative ventures in dynamic environments. Deepens understanding of the core technical, customer, and strategic choices and challenges facing start-up innovators. Emphasizes the interdependent choices entrepreneurs must make under conditions of high uncertainty. Intended for students who seek to leverage their engineering and science background through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. This course is one of two core subjects for the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. For the full list of E&I Minor subjects, visit innovation.mit.edu/minor .

 (2) European Energy Students Network Survey (New)
| Website

We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

We want to highlight the MIT Clean Energy Prize once again this week! 

 

The MIT Clean Energy Prize, the world's largest clean energy competition, run for students, by students, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Any scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs interested in competing for $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding for their clean energy venture should submit their applications by February, 17, 2017. Learn more about how to apply here.

 

The prize is a three-month competition that seeks to INSPIRE and PREPARE the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs. The 10th Annual CEP continues in the tradition of fostering innovation while introducing a revamped program this year. New prize tracks for applicants are: Creating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. The official competition launches mid-February with a robust two-month mentorship phase, where each team is coupled with a technology, business and legal mentor, and culminates with the Grand Finals Showcase on April, 14, 2017.  Please feel free to contact mitcleanenergyprize@mit.edu with questions.

 

As always, see information on further events on campus and beyond below!

 

Sincerely, 

Libby DeLucia & Ben Magolan

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

(New) additions and events This Week are identified below


MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges (Feb 6)
(2)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22)  (New)
(3)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2)
(4)  MIT Energy Conference 2017 (Mar 3)

MIT Events

(1)  Climate Preparedness in Massachusetts: How Systems Thinking Will Drive Technology and Policy (Jan 25)
(2)  LEED GA Workshop at MIT (Jan 25)
(3)  ESI's 2nd Annual Hackathon for Climate (Jan 27)
(4)  Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute (Feb 7)  (New)
(5)  IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch (Feb 8)  (New)
(6)  MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner (Feb 9)
(7)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14)  (New)
(8)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)
(9)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)
(10)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17)  (New)
(11)  MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals (Sep 27)

Non-MIT Events

(1)  London Business School CleanTech Challenge (Jan 31)  (New)
(2)  Columbia University Energy Case Competition (Feb 2)
(3)  Columbia University Energy Symposium (Feb 2)
(4)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
(2)  REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
(3)  Rethinking Power Management: Energy Engineer Opening in Boston
(4)  Rocky Mountain Institute: Summer Internship
(5)  Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern & Computational Modeling Intern  (New)
(6)  Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India  (New)
(7)  Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate  (New)
(8)  Environmental Defense Fund: Program Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Program
(9)  Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer  (New)
(10)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs  (New)
(11)  Stem: Join a leader in the energy storage industry (Mar 1)
(12)  Nord Pool: International Sales Manager
(13)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19)  (New)

Other Notices

(1)  15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering  (New)

MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Starting a Nano Company in the Energy Space - Opportunities and Challenges
Monday, Feb 6, 2017 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
E51-145 | Website

Speaker: Prof. Lars Montelius (CEO of the International Nanotechnology Laboratory). Prof. Lars Montelius is a speaker about entrepreneurship in the nano space and he has been a founder of 8 startups, of which two have been related to energy (though not directly on energy generation or distribution). One was at the energy and health nexus and one was on nano scale properties and physics which relates quite closely to energy dynamics.For more information on Prof. Lars Montelius, please visit http://inl.int/members/115.

 (2) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (New)
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm
3-333 | Website

Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (3) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website

The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (4) MIT Energy Conference 2017
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017
Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website

As the largest student-led energy conference in the US, the MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference explores changes in production and conversion, transmission and storage, and consumption with a focus on enabling the next energy paradigm. We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Folorunsho Alakija, CEO of Famfa Oil and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. For more information on how to be involved please visit our website.

MIT Events

 (1) Climate Preparedness in Massachusetts: How Systems Thinking Will Drive Technology and Policy
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 5:30 pm to Friday, Jan 27, 2017 9:00 pm
MIT Stata Center (Building 32) - Room 123 | Website

By the end of this century, the coast of Massachusetts is expected to witness a sea level rise between two and six feet. And superstorms are expected to become more frequent and more powerful. This will create an urgent need for society to respond in new and creative ways. Policy makers and technologists will need to take a broad and systems-based approach to energy policy - including resiliency, efficiency, grid infrastructure and urban design. Adaptation will be necessary, but will itself not be sufficient. Further carbon reduction strategies - especially renewable and energy efficiency - will also be necessary. Join us for a dive into the: Policies that will shape Massachusetts' strategy for future resiliency; Big data tools and models that will help us cope; and Private sector responses and technologies that will enable us to accelerate and expand our emerging energy economy, while simultaneously adapting to the changing climate.

 (2) LEED GA Workshop at MIT
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
MIT - Building 66 - Room 201 | Website

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 6000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name! Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers you have the knowledge now required in many jobs. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam's eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students). To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/mit

 (3) ESI's 2nd Annual Hackathon for Climate
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
MIT Samberg Conference Center (E52), 50 Memorial Drive | Website

Got a game-changing climate idea? ESI and Conservation International are teaming up for this year's Hackathon for Climate, where minds from across MIT come together to brainstorm, propose, and develop nature-based solutions to climate change. Teams can choose to problem-solve in one of three themes: (1) Hacking the material world: minerals and the environmental consequences of extraction, acquisition, processing and distribution; (2) Hacking the digital world: environmental implications of digital things including data centers and the generation, storage, distribution, and consumption of information; and (3) Open track: for that groundbreaking idea you've been waiting to explore!

 (4) Electric power grid reliability in a new era of energy development and an introduction to the Pitt Energy GRID Institute (New)
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
MIT Campus Building 66, Room 110 (Landau Building ) | Website

Energy resources and the supply of electric power are significant, defining global issues and play a critical role in our society on many levels. The impact from a new era of energy resource development and the rapidly evolving mix of diverse energy resource portfolios in the 21st century are creating new challenges and opportunities for electric power grid infrastructure. Over the past quarter of the 20th century, our nation had under-invested in technology, infrastructure, research and development, and education in this important area, which has led to a tremendous need not only for technology and infrastructure advancement, but also in workforce development. In this seminar, Professor Gregory Reed will provide an overview of the electric power and energy sector, along with recommendations on solutions to power grid reliability concerns, including the role of advanced power electronics control technologies and the emergence of direct current (DC) solutions at all levels of the grid, as well as microgrids and other rapidly evolving developments. The discussion will also highlight opportunities for research and development needs, education and training, and future employment in these exciting and dynamic fields. Reed will also discuss the leadership role of the Pittsburgh region, and provide an introduction to the recently established Energy GRID Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.

 (5) IHS Seminar: Eli Yablonovitch (New)
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

A great solar cell has to be a great LED: So what's wrong with subsidized solar panels? A new scientific principle has produced record-breaking solar cells following Professor Eli Yablonovitch's mantra, "A great solar cell has to be a great LED." These solar cells have smashed all efficiency records and are in commercial production. Nonetheless, the overhang of >60 gigawatts/year of subsidized, outdated, Chinese-silicon solar panel factories is blocking the scaling of the superior technology. Silicon solar panels are in line to provide about 10% of electricity, but the super-efficient technology can eventually provide almost all of the world's electricity and fuel. In the interim, the solar/LED symmetry will revolutionize thermophotovoltaics, the creation of electricity directly from heat, and enable electroluminescent refrigeration, a refrigerator in which light is the working fluid.

 (6) MIT IDEAS Generator Dinner
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
W20, 2nd Floor, Lobdell | Website

MIT IDEAS is an annual innovation, social entrepreneurship, and service program. The IDEAS Generator Dinner is one of the best venues to find a team to join, pitch your idea to woo and recruit teammates, or pitch your skills to get hired onto a team. With the last chance to submit a Scope Statement just a few weeks away March 2, 2017), get started at this event! Join us for dinner. Pitch an idea. Find a team. RSVP on Eventbrite, where you can also sign up to pitch.

 (7) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (New)
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website

Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (8) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website

The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (9) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website

Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (10) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (New)
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm
| Website

Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (11) MIT Solve's Request for Fuel Challenge Proposals
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 to Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
HUBweek | Website

The Solve program is actively seeking proposals for Fuel challenges centered around carbon pricing and negative carbon emissions. The Solve program is organized around four "pillars": Fuel, Learn, Cure, and Make. This year's program poses three "challenges" within those pillars. Of particular note to the sustainability community are the Fuel challenges: 1) Carbon price: How can new technologies (including digital currencies like Bitcoin) be used to put a price on emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases? 2) Negative carbon emissions: How do we remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in a way that is scalable, economical, and ethical? What can you do right now? Solve encourages you to log in to the Solve CoLab platform (http://solvecolab.mit.edu) to propose solutions. A distinguished panel of judges will select semifinalists who will present their solutions at the Solve at HUBweek event, September 27 and 28, 2016. Registration for the Solve at HUBweek events is now open at www.hubweek.org.

Non-MIT Events

 (1) London Business School CleanTech Challenge (New)
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 12:00 am to 12:00 am
London | Website

The CleanTech Challenge, organized by London Business School and University College London, is a global business plan competition for innovative clean technology business ideas. It brings together business and engineering students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize, awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Participants are mentored by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related sectors.

 (2) Columbia University Energy Case Competition
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 to
Columbia University, New York, NY | Website

The Columbia University Energy Symposium is glad to host the second annual Columbia Energy Case Competition February 2, 2017. This event allows graduate students to present creative and innovative solutions for the main challenges faced by the energy sector. This year the Case Competition is sponsored by the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, and the topic is "Disruptive innovation in the Energy sector".

 (3) Columbia University Energy Symposium
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 to Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Columbia University | Website

Columbia University's SIPA Energy Association (SEA), CBS Energy Club, the Environmental Law Society and the Engineering Energy Club are pleased to introduce you to the 12th Annual Columbia University Energy Symposium! The Columbia Energy Symposium is one of the largest events of its kind, bringing together in New York City more than 300 students, faculty, leaders, and executives representing industry, government, and society, to explore and advance our insights into today's challenging energy questions. The event features a full-day conference, a student case competition, a career fair, and a venture showcase. This year's Symposium theme is "disruptive innovation: the new status quo?." From the entrance of solar and now battery storage, to the evolving utility business models, to the shifting geopolitics of petroleum, each year there seems to be some new disruptive force on the traditional energy industry. The CU Energy Symposium's conference will examine ways that these new technologies, business models, and innovative financing strategies are impacting the traditional energy system and how energy experts think this disruption will evolve the industry in the years to come.

 (4) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website

This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
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Interested in environmental issues? The Udall Scholarship awards up to $7000 for sophomores and juniors committed to working towards positive solutions for environmental, conservation, and sustainability issues. MIT Internal Deadline is January 25, 2017. For more information, contact Kim Benard at Fellowships@mit.edu.

 (2) REsurety: Job & Internship Opportunities
Boston, MA | Website

REsurety, a venture-backed FinTech startup that is eliminating the challenge of resource intermittency for the wind power industry, is seeking to hire for several positions. It is revenue-positive, has active customers, and works in partnership with some of the world's leading risk market players. Its team keeps an informal office with open lines of communication, little hierarchy, and a rapid pace. If putting your skills to work to drive down the cost of renewable energy by solving the challenge of resource intermittency sounds exciting, then REsurety would love to receive your application. REsurety is seeking: Vice President of Finance and Compliance; Quality Assurance Engineer; Analyst, Commercial Operations; Wind Data Intern; Engineering Intern. Please see details and contact information from Careers page weblink above.

 (3) Rethinking Power Management: Energy Engineer Opening in Boston
Boston, MA | Website

Our team shares a common passion - doing good in the world. We bring that passion to every client and every project. We are growing our team and seeking an Energy Engineer who will bring that same passion and technical expertise to our mission. As an engineer and consultant, you will work closely with our clients and vendors to understand, design and manage comprehensive, innovative energy and water reduction projects. Your experience in engineering design and hands-on MEP construction, combined with your strong project management skills, will position you to create success for our clients and for RPM. See link for more information. Send cover letter and resume to: HR@rpmpowerllc.com.

 (4) Rocky Mountain Institute: Summer Internship
Boulder, Aspen, NYC, or D.C. | Website

Interested to spend the summer working on renewables, the future of the grid, self-driving electric vehicles, or net-zero energy buildings? Apply for an internship in Boulder, Aspen, NYC, or D.C. with Rocky Mountain Institute! Rocky Mountain Institute has posted all its internship opportunities at the link above.

 (5) Cambrian Innovation: Lab Technician Intern & Computational Modeling Intern (New)
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Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Lab Technician Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assists in the execution of research projects and the maintenance of research equipment and laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience in prototyping and laboratory, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also positive. ----- Cambrian Innovation is also looking for a Computational Modeling Intern to join our growing team. The intern will assist in the development of a proprietary reactor model and the execution of laboratory experiments to populate and validate the model. The ideal candidate will have a highly successful academic record, experience with computational modeling, a familiarity with the wet lab environmental, a high attention to detail, and a capability to undertake independent research tasks. An interest in next-generation renewable energy technology, environmental entrepreneurship, and bio-electrochemical systems is also a positive.

 (6) Shell Bangalore Summer 2017 Internships through MIT-India (New)
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MIT-India is excited to offer 12 internship projects at Shell Bangalore this summer. Apply by February 11th, 2017 for the following 12 week projects: (Project 1): Fluid Connectivity in Porous Media (Project 2): QSAR Approach to Predict Solubility of Hydrocarbons and their mixtures with Computational Chemistry Team (Project 3): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: Multiphase flows inside complex packed bed geometry (Project 4): Dynamics of particles in droplets in complex fluids (Project 5): Developing a General Fuel Property Screening Tool using Machine Learning (Project 6): Modelling of Advanced Energy Storage Systems (Project 7): Explosion Modeling: Validation of explosion modeling against small/large scale experiments (Project 8): Blast Wave: Validation of prediction of decay of blast waves against large/small scale experiments (Project 9): Change-point models for GPS data (Project 10): Usage of open street map data in the analysis of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture (InSAR) data analysis (Project 11): Develop Advanced Analytics Insights for Lubricants Supply Chain (Project 12): Machine Learning and Data Science for Novel Materials Screening and Design. Please contact mit-india@mit.edu for project descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

 (7) Prelude Ventures: Venture Associate (New)
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Prelude Ventures is seeking candidates for a Summer Venture Associate position in the firm's San Francisco office. The Associate will be responsible for a variety of investment-related activities including evaluating new investment opportunities and sourcing new deals for the firm. In addition, the individual will be involved in various aspects of firm daily business, which will likely include supporting our existing portfolio of investments. This is an ideal position for candidates evaluating a career in venture capital or planning to found/join a start-up company in the future. Due to the nature of our investments, a technical, science-based background is important to complete day-to-day internship activities. As such, a technical undergraduate and/or graduate degree is required, as is 3+ years corporate operational experience in either public, private, or start-up companies. The ideal candidates will be currently pursuing an MBA or an advanced technical degree. We are seeking candidates with an engaging and outgoing personality, developed networking skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, thoughtful and reasoned analytical skills, mature professional judgment, and an excellent work ethic. Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover letter to jobs@preludeventures.com.

 (8) Environmental Defense Fund: Program Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Program
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EDF + Business is hiring for a program analyst to support our methane and other innovation work. The Analyst will help EDF speed up the pace of innovation and adoption by finding the latest and greatest technology innovation insights to solve environmental challenges. The Analyst will also assist me to craft EDF's innovation strategy, build key innovation capabilities, and strengthen new and existing relationships. Because environmental advocacy and technology change is fast-paced and unpredictable, the Analyst will be expected to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions and responsibilities.

 (9) Doosan GridTech: Power System Analytics, Engineer (New)
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Doosan GridTech™ is a technology firm that delivers design services, innovative control and optimization software, and system integration services to electric utilities, helping them turn distributed energy resources such as energy storage and solar PV into valuable contributors to grid reliability and economics. We aim to be the global leader in delivering technology solutions for the emerging digital, distributed grid, a critical component of the world's clean energy future. Doosan GridTech currently has an outstanding career opportunity for a Power Systems Engineer, Analytics. Use your engineering and analytics skills to design next-generation distributed energy resource solutions for the electric power system, and see your solutions deployed with real-world customers who are incorporating distributed energy resources into the grid.

 (10) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs (New)
San Francisco | Website

Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (11) Stem: Join a leader in the energy storage industry
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 to
Multiple Locations | Website

This is an opportunity to be part of a world-class team at the nexus of two of the most exciting developments in energy today - big, real-time data and energy storage. Stem develops and deploys industry leading cloud-based software focused on energy efficiency via predictive analytics and innovative storage. Our offering is an automated, turnkey, price-responsive system that enables C&I customers to predict and control electricity costs and capture savings in a rapidly evolving utility landscape. The Stem system combines predictive analytics and advanced energy storage with a high fidelity software user interface. By buffering spikes in energy usage, Stem also reduces the impact of the C&I customer on the utility grid and enables better grid citizenship. Through innovation in technology and financing, our goal is to optimize the relationships between energy providers and consumers.

 (12) Nord Pool: International Sales Manager
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You have heard about Nord Pool via the MIT energy club where they held a presentation about power markets back in May and participated in the recent energy hackathon. As a dynamic company, Nord Pool has been the world's first international power exchange market and delivers efficient, simple and secure trading across Europe. Nord Pool is now recruiting: you would be joining them by being responsible to expand the company business into new markets in Central Europe (CE), currently including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland.

 (13) BP Sophomore Experience (New)
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Chicago | Website

BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.

Other Notices

 (1) 15.373J/ 2.912J/ 3.085J Venture Engineering (New)
3-370 | Website

Instructors: Scott Stern, Gene Fitzgerald, Bill Aulet, and Andreas Wankerl Provides a framework for the development, implementation, and growth of innovative ventures in dynamic environments. Deepens understanding of the core technical, customer, and strategic choices and challenges facing start-up innovators. Emphasizes the interdependent choices entrepreneurs must make under conditions of high uncertainty. Intended for students who seek to leverage their engineering and science background through innovation-driven entrepreneurship. This course is one of two core subjects for the new Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. For the full list of E&I Minor subjects, visit innovation.mit.edu/minor .

Energy Newsletter

Dear MIT Energy Club,

 

Apply for the 2017 MIT Clean Energy Prize, which awards over $200,000, by February 17th! The MIT Clean Energy Prize is the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US, and includes a rigorous mentorship process for finalists, who will be selected in early March.

 

As always, submit events or employment opportunities through our online form, and stay tuned for future updates on the MIT Energy Conference and MIT Energy Career Fair!

 

Sincerely, 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia

Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club