May 8: Alumni Energy Breakfast Series - Electric Vehicles... Where Are We Going?

This is the second event in an energy breakfast series designed to connect and build relationships among Duke alumni working or interested in the energy industry. Come meet and network with this diverse group during this breakfast event organized by Duke Triangle in partnership with Duke University Energy Initiative.

Home energy efficiency workshop

Learn how to reduce your energy bill, increase your home's comfort and value, and decrease your environmental impacts at this hands-on home energy efficiency workshop. You will learn about topics including how simple everyday steps can save energy, how to take on easy to advanced do-it-yourself projects, and how to select contractors to take on big projects. The workshop will help you leverage your personal strengths to identify realistic efficiency goals and leave with tangible next steps. Presented in partnership with Home Energy NC and Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative.

Snacks and coffee will be provided. More info. Register here.

Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location Wellness Center, Room 148
Speaker: Home Energy NC
Series: Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Periodic Tables – Coal Ash, Lead, & Aging Infrastructure: Stories of North Carolina Drinking Water

Coal Ash. Lead. Aging Infrastructure. Every drink of water is a risk: Where did it come from? How did it get there? What chemicals or microbes are in it? Who processed it and how well? Come listen to an interdisciplinary group of Duke University students showcase their creative projects, sharing insights they learned from communities and stakeholders across the state about the kinds of risks they encounter in their drinking water.

This Periodic Tables presentation focuses on three different case studies that explore water and risk in North Carolina: lead contamination in Durham, coal ash impoundments in Belmont, and aging infrastructure in Orange County. Collectively, these case studies make visible the structural risks built into our politics, laws, and infrastructure.

Join us for an evening of discussion on local drinking water and the complex factors impacting its quality.

Student presenters: 
Kathleen Burns, English-PHD
Nadratun Chowdhury, Civil & Environmental Engineering-PHD
Rupanjali Karthik, Master of Laws
Tommy Lin, Chemistry and Computer Science-BS

In partnership with Duke’s DECIPHER team.

Admission is $5. All ticket sales go toward supporting the program. Attendees may secure advanced tickets to guarantee seating for the event; preferred seating will be reserved.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium

The 2019 Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium will include Julia Sze, a Professor of American Studies at UC Davis, as well as 5 additional student speakers. Julia Sze will be speaking on her works in environmental justice and inequality. Join us for lunch, happy hour, and networking with women in STEM!

The schedule for the day is as follows:
12-1: Lunch
1-2: Dr Julie Sze
2-2:15: Coffee Break
2:15-2:35: Eleanor Semmes - Leveraging Genome and Phenome-Wide Association Studies in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
2:35-2:55: Zollie Yavarow -Inducing autophagy and improving lipid metabolism in glycogen storage disease type Ia
2:55-3:15: Emily Bowie - Primary cilia regulation of adult neuron homeostasis
3:15-3:30: Coffee Break
3:30-3:50: Kat Horvath - Designing a Portable Mass Spectrometer to Improve the Electrical Utility Grid
3:50-4:10: Jacqueline Zaengle-Barone - The role of copper in the mode of action of a β-lactamase-activated antibacterial prochelator
4:10-5: Happy Hour and networking

Register here. If you have any additional questions about the symposium, feel free to contact Sarah  or Felicia

Bass Connections Showcase 2019

Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community partners have accomplished this year in this showcase, featuring a reception and poster presentations. Lightning talks (beginning at 4:25 p.m.) will include remarks from students Merle Nye (T’21), Mary Helen Wood(T’21), and Alex Yoshizumi (MEM'19) on the Coal in America team, which was led by Lori Bennear from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Jonathan Free from the Duke University Energy Initiative.

To RSVP, please email Sarah Dwyer. All are welcome!

Your Guide to Energy-Related Projects at the Nicholas School of the Environment Master's Project Symposium

Students in the Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of Forestry (MF), and Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) professional degree programs at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment develop final master's projects that are a culmination of theoretical and analytical training acquired by the students and applied to natural resource or environmental problems during their two years of study. The master’s project could take the form of a management plan, handbook and/or educational curriculum.

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