2017 Affiliated Events

UT Energy Week 2017 Affiliated Events

In addition to the main UT Energy Week sessions held Tuesday through Friday, there are several affiliated events taking place in conjunction with UT Energy Week.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hot Science – Cool Talks
UT Environmental Science Institute presents:
Climate and Faith, Money and Politics: Can We Build a Sustainable Future?
Featuring Katharine Hayhoe

More info and tickets here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UT Energy Tours: 5:00 pm – 6:30 p.m.
Tours are offered first-come, first served.
*RSVP at this link.*
Petroleum Engineering Tour: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Petroleum Engineering Department will provide you with an insider look at several key research areas including: Geomechanics laboratory which has capabilities for a wide range of rock property tests and experiments; Computerized Tomography (CT) laboratory where CAT scans are used to reconstruct data from multiple X-ray images of internal structures; and an interactive state-of-the-art 3D drilling simulator. Please join us to learn more about how the UT Petroleum Engineering Department is leading the way in addressing and solving important issues that will lead to energy security. The tour will take place in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building (CPE) from 5:00-6:00 pm on February 7. Tour participants will meet in lobby 2.500 (west side of the building, nearest Speedway).
TEMC Energy Week Panel
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
“Midstream 20/20: How will a New Administration and Global Markets Change U.S. Infrastructure?”
Darrel K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
Centennial Room (9th floor)
RSVP here by Friday, January 27, 2017.
School of Architecture Energy Initiatives Tour: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
The School of Architecture (SOA) tour will include a presentation of energy-related work by the SOA students and faculty and a quick view of the facilities, including the Thermal Labs. Students and faculty will present recent projects such as the Solar Decathlon Net Zero house prototype, the Pike Powers Lab, and the Thermal Labs. Please join us for this valuable look at SOA energy initiatives! The tours will take place in Sutton Hall, room 2.112, from 5:15-6:00pm on Tuesday, February 7.
UT Austin Power Plant Tour: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Power Plant Tour is now at capacity and no longer accepting RSVPs.

The Carl J. Eckhardt Combined Heating and Power Complex is often described as the largest and most integrated microgrid in the U.S. The University of Texas at Austin campus features a Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) with a 135 MW power capacity and 1.2 million lb/hr steam generation capacity. It provides 100% of the electricity and heating for the university’s main campus. This includes 4 chilling stations and a 4 million gallon chilled water thermal storage tank that provides the cooling requirements for 18 million square feet. Connections to the City of Austin electrical grid exist only for emergency backup, providing the university independence in generating all utilities required for a campus the size of a small city. Please join us for this informational, behind the scenes tour of one of the largest micro-grids in the nation. The tour will take place from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, February 7, at the UT Power Plant Expansion Building (PPE). It is located at 215 East 24th Street, 78705.
NOTE: Power Plant Tour attendees should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers

At this free day-long workshop educators will hear from energy industry professionals, learn about current energy trends and experience new energy-related lessons that can be inserted into their classroom curriculum. Specific activities include a keynote on the Utility of the Future, a tour of the UT Makerspace along with a presentation on how to replicate certain components at your school, presentations from graduate students available to visit educator classrooms, as well as hands on demonstrations of energy-related TEKS aligned lessons. We have 15 spots available which will include a conference registration for the day, paying for substitute teachers, breakfast, lunch, and beverages. All teachers that attend will receive 8 professional development credits.

To register, please click here.

To learn more, please contact Natally Mendez (natally@esi.utexas.edu) or Risa Hartman (rhartman@che.utexas.edu)

Saturday-Sunday, February 11-12, 2017

2017 CEC Annual Workshop on Electrochemistrycec
Click here for more information and to register to attend.