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Energy Week 2013

Start: 9/29/2013 at 11:00AM
End: 10/4/2013 at 6:15PM
Location: Across campus; see descriptions for details of days and times of individual events.
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Energy Week 2013


Energy Week kicks off on Sunday, September 29, with schedules, t-shirts, and other promotional materials distributed from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 .pm. in the LaFortune Student Center. Subsequently, participants will learn more about the health effects of climate change during a presentation at 4:00 p.m. in LaFortune’s Montgomery Auditorium by a member of the Climate911 team, Dr. Wendy Ring.

Starting Monday and continuing throughout the week, participants will enjoy other Energy Week events highlighted below with complete details posted on the cSEND Website.  

September 30

Transportation and Energy Expo: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Stepan Center
Company representatives from BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, and Toyota will display energy efficient vehicles and discuss the benefits of owning such a car, as well as representatives from other companies and organizations, such as Current Motors, Home Energy, Inovateus Solar, Let’s Share the Sun Foundation, and the Office of Sustainability, will share their insights on sustainable energy.

Keynote Address: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Stepan Center
Craig Tapscott, environmental group leader from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., will discuss “Subaru’s Zero Waste Facility.”

University Solar Energy Lecture: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., 109 Stinson-Remick Hall
T. J. Kanczuzewski, president of Inovateus Solar, will discuss the benefits and challenges of solar energy on college campuses.  

October 1

Let’s Share the Sun Lecture:  8:00 – 9:15 a.m., Geddes Hall Coffee House
Nancy and Bill Jordan (ND ’85) will share their experiences of bringing solar energy to Haiti schools through the Let’s Share the Sun Foundation.

A Passive Solar Primer Lecture:  12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 104 Bond Hall
Kenneth Francis (ND ’67) will discuss passive solar energy concepts, design principles, and building and living in a passive solar home for 23 years.

Energy Poster Session:  4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Jordan Hall of Science Galleria
More than 22 research groups at the University of Notre Dame will display their energy related research projects during a poster session.

Opportunities in Research Lecture:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m., 105 Jordan Hall of Science
Right after the poster session, participants will hear from leading experts in academia and industry on opportunities in research and what it takes to be a scientific researcher.

October 2

Notre Dame Power Plant Tours:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (every hour)
Tours of the Notre Dame Power Plant will begin at the top of every hour, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending with the 3:00 p.m. tour. Registration is required.

The GREEN Program:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 212 Stinson-Remick Hall (Open House)
Notre Dame Students will visit with representatives from The GREEN Program to learn how this international program may enhance their understanding of renewable energy.

Career Networking Event:  7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Lower Level, McKenna Hall
Notre Dame Students will meet with energy company representatives to learn more about careers in energy, as well as future internship and employment opportunities. Registration is required.

October 3

Green Youth Foundation:  12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Sorin Room, LaFortune (Open House)
Participants will visit with representatives from the Green Youth Foundation to learn about a special service project to assemble solar lamps for students in Kenya to use at night to study.  

Energy Start-up Showcase:  3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Greenhouse, Innovation Park at Notre Dame, 1400 Angela Boulevard
Energy companies located at Innovation Park will share their personal experiences in starting a company with plenty of time for networking.

October 4

Feast of St. Francis Celebration:  5:15 p.m., Mass, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Join the campus community during a special Mass in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of the Environment, and enjoy some festive desserts in the North and South Dining Halls afterwards.

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