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. More changes have occurred in the global energy sector in the past decade than in the 100 years prior. In its 12th edition, the MIT Energy Conference main theme is centered on the interconnection between activities, technologies, and geographies, addressing the idea that small, distributed impacts can generate big solutions. We will bring together leaders and visionaries from industry, government, the scientific community, and the private sector that are looking at the whole value chain in a holistic way, and can speak about and debate the development of these complex interactions, which are redefining the future of energy worldwide.
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.
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.
Students and community members are invited to attend a lunch and learn event featuring Soli, a Boston based start up launching this Spring. Students will learn how they can leverage their consumer spending to reduce CO2 emissions and fight climate change. Soli COO, Robbie Madfis will lead a dicussion on the state of climate change, the role of carbon credits, and how we can engage consumers in a solution. Learn more about Soli here http://solipoints.com/
Come to the inaugural Solar Seminar. Co-organized by the MIT Energy Club Solar & Grid Community and the MITei Low-Carbon Energy Center for Solar, we'll hear from two speakers: 1) Jeremy Poindexter, Course 3 PhD student in Photovoltaics Research Lab, will speak about cost modeling to assess feasibility of PV deployment on a broad enough scale to meet climate targets 2) Andreas Mershin, a research scientists at the MIT Center for Bits and atoms, will speak about his broad-reaching work in biosolar and other areas Afterwards, we'll have a Solar Social at the Muddy Charles with dinner provided!
Come Learn more about SOLAR TECHNOLOGY! Food will be provided! Recent advancements in solar technology has made solar energy a cheap resource to generate electricity. 1366 Technologies, a local company (Bedford, MA) that specializes in the solar power industry and high performance silicon wafers, is giving an info session at MIT. If you have any questions about this info session or 1366 Technologies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcus Lehmann, the project lead of Calwave, will be giving a presentation at MIT. Calwave is a company that specializes in harnessing wave power for renewable energy and are competing as a finalist for the US Wave Energy prize. Unfortunately, Marcus will not be here in person, but we will set up the first groundbreaking virtual info session. Be there and learn more about renewable energy innovation! FOOD is provided.
New Opportunities in Energy Startups and Investment: Fireside Chat with Carl Stjernfeldt from Shell Technology Ventures
Join us for a Fireside Chat with Carl Stjernfeldt of Shell Technology Ventures! Carl will give a brief introduction on VC and Energy VC and have an open discussion with the audience. Carl is a member of the team at Shell Technology Ventures (STV). Carl has 20 years experience in managing critical business issues, mainly for high growth technology companies. He has served on numerous boards of successful companies inlcuding: Agito Networks (acquired by ShoreTel), Arbor Networks (acquired by Tektronix), BNI Video (acquired by Cisco), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola), Cedar Point Communications (acquired by Genband) and Tejas Networks. He was also a board observer of Optium (NASDAQ: OPTM, acquired by Finisar).
Please join us for our weekly MIT Energy Club Seminar series! This week we will be discussing a technology developed at the MIT Reacting Gas Dynamics Lab that utilizes solar energy to covert water and carbon dioxide. In this talk, Xiao-Yu Wu will be discussing this membrane-enhanced water/carbon dioxide dissociation technology and how we can bring it to the commercial level. The event will start at 7pm on Tuesday at room 3-333. There will be refreshments and pizza served!
Join the MIT Energy Club for a discussion with Professors Chris Knittel, Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, and Frank O'Sullivan, Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative, on potential impacts of the Trump Administration on the energy industry. Submit any topics you are interested in discussing through the RSVP form at the link above. Location: 5-134, MIT Campus.
Energy management? Electrical Equipment? IoT? Industrial Automation? If any of these interest you, join the MIT Energy Club in a visit to Schneider Electric's North America Headquarters in Andover, MA. We will be guided through a LEED Certified building, with 40+ labs, where Schneider engineers cutting edge technology. The tour will focus on the Building Management Systems lab, Datacenter Infrastructure lab, Ergonomics lab, and Industrial Automation lab. Come see first-hand why Schneider Electric is the world leader in Energy Management and Automation! Register today, only 30 spots will be guaranteed. Transportation will be provided from Sloan parking lot (building E62) at 12pm; back at Sloan at 5pm.
PRESENTATION BY THE TOP-TO-TOP GLOBAL CLIMATE EXPEDITION The Top-to-Top Global Climate Expedition, a family of climate explorers, is arriving in Boston after having sailed through the Northwest Passage on their 50-foot sailboat, the S/V Pachama. Dario and Sabine Schwörer and their five children have spent 16 years sailing all of the world's seven seas, setting foot on seven continents, and climbing six of the world's highest mountains, in an effort to witness, document, and report on climate change and its solutions.
CLEAN ENERGY CEO PANEL DISCUSSION Peter Rothstein, President of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, will lead a panel of local clean energy CEOs who are delivering solutions that address climate change. The panel of entrepreneurs will discuss how the development of innovative clean energy technologies and services contribute to positive climate progress. Hosted by: MIT Energy Club and Northeast Clean Energy Council Co-hosted and generously supported by: swissnex Boston With the support of: MIT Office of Sustainability, MIT Sailing Club, Clean Water Action
Mr. Trinnear will provide an overview of US natural gas markets and give both a short and long-term outlook for demand and pricing. This includes a detailed outline of the major demand drivers, including LNG infrastructure capacity, the rise in industrial demand, and exports to Mexico. The presentation will also examine the role of major supply basins, the cost of marginal supply moving forward, and long term pricing implications for the crude oil market.
The MIT Energy Hackathon is a weekend long event running from November 11th to November 13th at the MIT campus, and we need you to make it a success! Companies from different areas of the energy industry come together to propose challenges for hackers to solve in teams. Last year, we had over 200 hackers solving challenges ranging from building energy usage to innovative ways to recreate certain energy cycles. During the weekend, hackers find and present solutions to real-world energy problems in front a panel of judges from various companies. This event is the perfect opportunity to network with employers, get involved in the energy industry, and push ideas towards future events such as the spring Clean Energy Prize.
Maintaining an Aging Nuclear Fleet: What it takes to keep our largest source of carbon-free energy running at peak performance. Nuclear power is currently the largest source of carbon-free energy in the United States by far, but our fleet of reactors is aging. To keep these plants operating safely and at high performance, it takes highly specialized teams and huge equipment operating in a flurry of activity over a three week refueling outage. Get an inside look at commercial nuclear reactor disassembly, refueling, and inspection with Garrett Harms, Refueling Floor Technical Director and Project Manager from GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. GE-Hitachi is a leading provider of Boiling Water Reactor design, construction, service, and nuclear fuel, based out of Wilmington, NC. Garrett holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, and has traveled the world maintaining GE's fleet of nuclear reactors, completing control rod drive replacement, fuel exchange, reactor hardware modification, and ultrasonic inspection. The seminar is designed to leave twenty minutes for questions. Come hungry, pizza and drinks will be provided!
Energy Night celebrates and showcases the best of MIT energy innovation and entrepreneurship! The event features 60+ posters from a variety of labs at MIT including the Device Research Lab, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, and Reacting Gas Dynamics Group. The event also showcases energy startups like Ambri, CalWave, and Solstice Initiative. Demonstrations and model exhibitions will give visitors images of future energy technologies. 1,200 people from the MIT and broader energy community are expected to electrify the event!
The Solar/Grid Community is proud to be hosting the first of the inaugural Intro to Energy Seminar series! We'll be hearing from Ed Krapels and Luis Ortiz of Anbaric Energy on the topic "Will batteries replace or complement the incumbent Grid?"
In collaboration with the MIT Sloan Energy Club, JOIN US for a student panel to learn about energy specific internships. This panel will be introduced and moderated by the Co-Founders of the Sloan Energy Club: Laura Adelman and Linda Cheung (who spent their summers at PowerGen Renewable Energy in Nairobi, Kenya and NextEra Energy Resources in Juno Beach, Florida, respectively). Panelists include Charles Ragland, Investment Banking at Evercore, Julia Hawley, Special Projects at Tesla Gigafactory, Steph Spiers, Co-Founder of Solstice, and Libby Delucia, Energy Storage at NextEra.
Join the Solar/Grid community for the first Solar Social of the academic year! Come have free food, cheap drinks, and great conversation!
The MIT Energy Club will host its annual launch event to energize its current members and invite others to learn more about the club. The event will start at 7:00pm with food and networking, followed at 7:30pm by a keynote address by Professor John Deutch, current Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and a panel including student, alumni, and MITEI. MIT Energy Club leadership will conclude the evening by giving a description of the club's resources and the many exciting ways to get involved. Booths will be set up for participants to connect with event and community leaders.
- Martha Broad, Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative
- Ben Glass, CEO/CTO, Altaeros Energies, MIT '08 '10
- Aly El-Tayeb, Chemical Engineering PhD and MBA Candidate, MIT; Co-Founder of Heila IQ, MIT Clean Energy Prize Winner
New Zealand is a nation rich with diverse forms of natural energy. It is a place where resourcefulness is celebrated and inspiring ideas are born. Where smart people create smart energy solutions and new ways to develop and secure our energy future. Callaghan Innovation, the New Zealand government's business innovation agency, is pleased to lead a small group of New Zealand technology companies to learn about "smart grid" market and technology trends in the United States. Callaghan Innovation Energy Sector Manager Chris Thomson will give a short presentation on the electricity system and smart grid developments in New Zealand.