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
| 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.

 (2) 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.

 (3) 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.

 (4) 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.

 (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
| 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.