Students organize fourth annual Energy Week at Duke to explore climate change and energy’s future

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Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 - 10:43 am
Duke alumnus Andy Haun (B’05), Chief Technology Officer for Microgrids at Schneider Electric, networks with students at the Duke University Energy Conference in November 2018.
Duke alumnus Andy Haun (B’05), Chief Technology Officer for Microgrids at Schneider Electric, networks with students at the Duke University Energy Conference in November 2018. 
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Several dozen undergraduate and graduate students from across Duke have teamed up to plan the fourth annual Energy Week at Duke (Mon., Nov. 4 to Thurs., Nov. 7, 2019), a series of events focused on climate change and the future of energy. 

All events are free to students and to Duke employees—but registration is required.

  • Mon., Nov. 4 - Get inspired by how everyday Americans are taking action on climate change at a screening of the National Geographic documentary Paris to Pittsburgh followed by a panel discussion among local policy experts and leaders. Organized by the Nicholas School Energy Club. 
  • Tues., Nov. 5 - Eat, drink, and mingle with energy professionals and students at the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Mix, where the MBA Energy Club will award $15K in prizes to the winners of the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition. Afterward, students can meet with reps from 17+ energy companies at the SPARK Career Event
  • Wed., Nov. 6 - Check out industry leaders' takes on energy's future at the Duke University Energy Conference ($40 including lunch; free for students and Duke employees). It’s an all-day event, but the MBA Energy Club organizers say it’s fine if you can just stay for a panel or two. The event features speakers from ABB, BlackRock, Chevron Technology Ventures, Duke Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council, Tesla, and more. Stop by the Research Poster Presentation, organized by the Pratt MEMP Energy Club, to learn about energy research at Duke and beyond.  
  • Thurs., Nov. 7 - Learn to communicate about environmental issues with reluctant audiences by attending the Sanford Energy & Environment Club’s Change My Mind event with republicEN founder and former US Rep. Bob Inglis [R-SC]. Finally, explore the latest in cleantech at the Energy Innovation Showcase, featuring cutting-edge energy startups, researchers, and investors like 8 Rivers, Duke Electric Vehicles, Flux Hybrids, Infinite Cooling, Modern Energy, mPower, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, SJF Ventures, Solar Sister, Windlift, and more. 

This student-organized event series is supported by the Duke University Energy Initiative, the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business, and many corporate sponsors.