The MIT Energy Hackathon is a weekend long event running from November 3rd to November 5th 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.
The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2017 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.
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 13th edition, the MIT Energy Conference will explore the future of energy and the technologies that are paving the way. 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 Boston Energy Mixer is a great chance to meet fellow students in energy clubs at other schools across the Boston area. Come to network and discuss the status of energy in the US and in the world! The event is hosted by the MIT Undergraduate Energy Club, a community within the greater MIT Energy Club.
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-energy-mixer-tickets-38...
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. 1,000 people from the MIT and broader energy community are expected to electrify the event!
COMMUNICATE YOUR WAY INTO AN INTERNSHIP
September 27th | 7-8pm | Room 3-133
The MIT Energy Club will be working with ProMazo to help prepare students for finding internships at the Fall Career Fair (September 29th). The event is free and anyone is welcome to attend. Please drop off your resume HERE & RSVP (so we can order food)! See you on Wed, Sept 27th, 7-8pm in 3-133!
We are an organization founded by and for college students. ProMazo bridges the gap between what the top companies in the world expect you to know and what you are taught in school. Our team is comprised of experienced educators, consultants, business developers, and entrepreneurs. We work with top executives and and students every day to improve work, recruiting, and branding practices on both ends. Along the way, we've learned exactly how to turn students into professionals.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
1. Learn techniques to overcome nerves and understand how to use them to your advantage.
2. Learn to easily start a conversation with a stranger, and be prepared to tackle any networking situation.
3. 85% of people find networking events overwhelming, so you're not alone! We'll show you how to work the room like a networking pro so you can make a serious impression with that recruiter or company rep.
4. Resume review to follow presentation & hands on exercises.
Kate Bussey | Director - Boston Region
Kate leads operations and relationship management for ProMazo's Boston region (currently Harvard, MIT, and Boston College. Her primary role is finding the best students on these campuses and selecting them for client engagements. She interviews 100s of students each year and those she has worked with have gone on to work for Bain, BCG, Instagram, Apple, other Fortune 500 companies, and hot startups.
Evan Doney | Engagement Leader
Evan is a ProMazo Engagement Leader focusing on our tech, finance, and innovation client projects. He travels between NYC, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago working with students on projects and doing on-sites with clients, bringing our most outstanding student consultants. His day to day includes leading engagements for clients, developing/selling future engagements and training student project leaders to manage client work, and interacting with clients.
You are cordially invited to the MIT Energy Club Launch!
Admission is free. Delicious non-pizza dinner will be served.
Interested in energy technology and business?
Curious about exciting energy events happening around MIT?
Want to explore taking on a leadership role for yourself within the Energy Club?
Then come to the Launch on September 26th, and meet MIT peers immersed in energy fields that you care about: batteries, solar, oil & gas, self-driving cars, electricity access in the developing world...you name it we got it.
From 6:30-7:30pm, you can talk 1-on-1 with representatives from the Energy Club's many communities and events, including: Energy Night, Energy Hackathon, Energy Conference, Sloan Business School Energy Club, Joules: Women in Energy, Energy4Development, and many more!
From 7:30-8:15pm, a panel of experts will debate recent exciting developments in renewable energy. (More details to come.)
Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-energy-club-launch-tickets-37379825063
Dear Energy and/or International Development Enthusiasts,
Welcome back to another (or perhaps your first) year of exciting talks and events (and plenty of delicious dinner) ahead with Energy for Human Development (e4Dev)! Our official launch for e4Dev 2017-2018 will be on Monday, Sept 18 at 5:30 PM with Professor Kelsey Jack from Tufts University, but will we have a little informal sneak-peak this Wednesday, September 13, at 5:30 PM at the MITEI Conference Room (E19 - 319) featuring Dr. Ganesh Das, who heads Strategy, Business Excellence & Collaborations and Digital & Business Intelligence at Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) in Delhi, India. Dr. Das will speak with us about the experiences of electrification in India, with specific focus on his company's experience in developing a joint venture / public-private partnership with the Government of Delhi to transform and turnaround enormous distribution challenges and rebuild consumer trust and satisfaction with the distribution company. He is a very engaging individual with excellent first-hand knowledge to share with us in a conversational and informal platform. Dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis - please join us from 5:30-6:30.
All future e4Dev discussion will take place on a bi-monthly basis on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 with dinner. Again, our first talk is on Monday, Sept 18 with Professor Kelsey Jack, who will discuss her recent research on a randomized controlled trial evaluation of pre-paid metering and pay-as-you-go payment models for electricity in Cape Town, South Africa - more details to come on our exciting speaker. Stay tuned and we can't wait to head into this year of new research and talks with all of you!
Roxanne, Minghao, and Meia (e4Dev Board 17-18)
Machine learning applied to fusion research: Predicting and avoiding disruptions
In order to obtain net power from controlled thermonuclear fusion, matter (in the form of plasma) must be confined at temperatures hotter than the sun's core. Using a system of strong magnetic fields arranged in particular configurations, the conditions for net fusion energy production have just about been achieved, albeit over short timescales. While the state of this plasma system is too complicated to understand completely from first principles, machine learning can now be used to elucidate some of its integral processes, such as energy flow, state transitions, and other processes.
Magnetically-confined, high-energy density plasmas also tend to be close to stability limits. A particularly virulent instability is the ‘disruption,’ which can have catastrophic consequences. This talk will concentrate on efforts to apply machine learning to develop a real-time warning of impending disruptions, which could possibly be used to avoid them, or at least mitigate their consequences.
Robert Granetz has been working on the Alcator tokamak fusion experiments at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center for more than forty years. His principal areas of research encompass magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and disruptions, including their prediction and mitigation. Granetz is an active contributor to the ITER Project, a multinational collaborative aiming to build the first fusion device that will produce net energy. He spent several years in Europe as a visiting scientist at the Joint European Torus, the world's largest tokamak. Granetz has also taught graduate student courses in plasma physics and fusion at MIT.
We would like to call you attention to the open call for posters and demos for MIT Energy Night 2017. This event is devoted to highlighting innovative energy technologies and research. The night is planned to gather over 50 presenters, from established companies, start-ups, and academia.
An estimate of 1 000 attendees is expected during the night, who will be eager to get to know the energy scene at MIT and beyond. The MIT Energy Night is designed to allow for networking, interaction, and a better sense of the energy innovation scene in Boston and Cambridge. All this is done in a fun and informal way.
This year’s edition is happening on October 13th, between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM, at the MIT Museum.
You can submit your interest in presenting through the following link. Deadline for applications is September 8th.
We look forward to your response. Feel free to share this message with your colleagues developing exciting energy-related work.
MIT Energy Night 2017
Alexander Beltes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guillermo Pereira (email@example.com)
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.
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!
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.
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.