2018 Affiliated Events

UT Energy Week 2018 Affiliated Events

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

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Energy Olympiad: Longhorn Energy Summit

Monday, January 29, 2018

Longhorn Energy Club Student Research Contest

Monday-Tuesday, January 29-30, 2018

UT Law CLE: 2018 Renewable Energy Law

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

UT Energy Tours: 4:00 pm – 5:00 p.m.
Maker Studio Tour
It all started with a 1,700sf room in 2014. Soon, it became a prototype for the system of labs and classrooms that now spans more than 30,000sf in the EERC and ETC buildings. The rooms are organized around the design process and include equipment for creating a wide array of electronics systems and mechanical devices. The program offers training and certification for labs and machines, support for product development and competition teams, and resources for integrated education including the development of complete courses.

UT Austin Power Plant Tour
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 UT Power Plant Expansion Building (PPE) is located at 215 East 24th Street, 78705.
NOTE: Power Plant Tour attendees should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

UT Stadium Sustainability Tour
Learn how Longhorns are meeting the challenge to “Bleed Orange, Live Green” and contributing to The University of Texas at Austin’s goal of being zero-waste campus-wide by 2020.

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 lunch keynote address and a tour of Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium focused on sustainability accompanied by presentations on how to bring components of these tours into your classroom. Participating teachers will also hear presentations from graduate students that have been working as Scientists-in-Residence over the past school year, interact with students available to visit classrooms, and view hands-on demonstrations of several energy-related TEKS aligned lessons. We have 20 slots available that will include conference registration for the day and pay for substitute teachers, breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages. All attending teachers will receive 8 professional development credits. To register, please click here.To learn more, please contact Natally Mendez (natally@esi.utexas.edu) or Sam Johnson (samjohnson@utexas.edu).

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Energy Olympiad Youth Energy Summit