2019 Affiliated Events

UT Energy Week 2019 Affiliated Events

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

Monday-Tuesday, January 28-29

UT Law CLE 2019 Renewable Energy Law Conference

Monday-Tuesday, February 4-5

Environmental Defense Fund presents “Methane CH4llenge” Virtual Reality Experience

EDF’s “Methane CH4llenge” virtual reality experience transports users to a digitally-simulated oil and gas wellsite equipped with a technology toolkit, which allows users to test real-world solutions to find and fix methane leaks. The experience ends with a trip to space as EDF’s MethaneSAT is launched into orbit. Methane emissions are an increasingly important challenge for the global oil and gas industry. The VR experience was designed to show the ease and efficiency of controlling key sources of methane today, and to highlight the exciting possibilities for tackling this problem in the future.

The VR experience will be available at the Monday night awards reception and Tuesday afternoon in parallel with the UTEW sessions.

Tuesday, February 5

McCombs Energy Initiative Tuesday Wells

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Javelina Bar
69 Rainey Street

RSVP: https://events.attend.com/f/1383788004

Wednesday, February 6

UT Energy Tours: 4:45 – 6:30

ExxonMobil Historical Collection at the Briscoe Center

Join the Briscoe Center for American History for an exhibit of historical documents, films, and artifacts dating to the early days of Standard Oil Company, the Texas oil boom, and Exxon Mobil Corporation. Included will be film of Red Adair fighting the 1961 Gassi Touil gas well fire and first-hand accounts of the Texas oil boom. Through the American Energy Industry Collections, the Briscoe Center collects, preserves, and provides access to original records, photographs, and moving images documenting the critical importance of the energy industry in Texas and the United States.

The collection is located in Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2 at 2300 Red River St., on the UT Austin campus: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/visit/locations.php

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.

Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers

At this free daylong workshop, educators will hear from energy industry professionals, learn about current energy trends, and experience new energy-related lessons from Longhorn Energy Club that can be apply into their classroom curriculum. Specific activities include a morning keynote address from Texas Public Utility Commissioner Arthur C. D’Andrea, and tours of ExxonMobil Historical Collection at the Briscoe Center and the UT power plant. Participating teachers will also learn how you can include the Planet Texas 2050, a UT research initiative, themed activities in your classroom! The goals of Planet Texas 2050 include creating a sustainable future for Texas by the year 2050, when Texas’ population is projected to double. We want to motivate, inspire and make your students start thinking about their future. Our team has designed lessons and activities to introduce ideas and develop solutions regarding our foundational pillars of water, energy, urbanization, and ecosystem services. TEKS aligned activities simulate climatic and human impacts to finite resources, address the challenges in sustainable and unsustainable lifestyles, and pose thought or discussion questions for the students to understand the real-world applications to these challenges. 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.

We encourage all teachers to attend, as many activities are easily adaptable to class size, time, and also all of them aligned with the TEKS.

Eight hours of CPE credits will be provided for attending this workshop.

To register, please click here.

To learn more, please contact Natally Mendez (natally@esi.utexas.edu)

Friday, February 8

KBH Center and the McCombs Energy Initiative Permian 2025 Conference

Monday, February 4 & Wednesday, February 6
UT Basketball x UT Energy Week

Texas Athletics is excited to offer discounted tickets for two basketball games that fall during UT Energy Week:
Texas Women’s Basketball vs. Baylor, Monday February 4th at 6pm
Texas Men’s Basketball vs. Baylor, Wednesday, February 6th at 7pm

Discounted tickets can be purchased online at TexasSports.com/offers and click on the Baylor games. Enter ENERGY to receive the discounted tickets. For questions, please call 512-471-3333 or tickets@athletics.utexas.edu