Energy Start-Up Demo Day
Nov
4
2:30 pm14:30

Energy Start-Up Demo Day

  • The Bullpen

Local energy startups from the Triangle Area will be presenting their technology or company in an expo style atmosphere. This is an excellent opportunity for students to come learn about energy entrepreneurship while becoming familiar with the local startup atmosphere. Sign up on SquadUP.

Tour: TUNL Lab
Nov
3
2:00 pm14:00

Tour: TUNL Lab

  • Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory Building (TUNL)

TUNL is a partly underground lab on Duke's West campus that is the "US Department of Energy Center of Excellence in Nuclear Physics.” This lab contains three different facilities: HIGS (High Intensity Gamma Ray Source), a Tandem Accelerator Bay, and a Lab for Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics. TUNL is a consortium of the three main triangle universities, including NC State and UNC. Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a consortium of three major research universities in the North Carolina Research Triangle Area: Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that focuses on nuclear physics research.

This tour will include a visit to all three facilities and talented scientists will discuss their work. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Click here to sign up on Eventbrite. This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. Must be 18 or older and not pregnant to participate. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!

Tour: Environment Hall
Nov
3
9:00 am09:00

Tour: Environment Hall

  • Environment Hall

Duke Environment Hall is a relatively new 70,000-square-foot building that opened on April 10, 2014. It is a five-story glass-and-concrete building that is designed to meet or exceed the criteria for LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED Certification.

The tour will commence on the bridge that leads to the 2nd floor of the building. Discussion about the rooftop PV solar panels, and a visit to the rooftop and basement is included in this tour. Lastly, green features that allow for different climate control settings for offices, classrooms, and common spaces will be discussed as well.

Click here to sign up on Eventbrite. This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!

Duke University Energy Conference
Nov
2
8:00 am08:00

Duke University Energy Conference

The Duke Energy Conference is an annual student-led event which brings together thought leaders in the energy industry, government and academia to fuel independent analysis on energy markets, trends, policies, and technologies. This year we are thrilled to announce three keynote speakers. Dr. Ellen Williams is the Director of ARPA – Energy, with past experience as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and Chief Scientist at BP. David Brewster is the President and Co-Founder of EnerNOC, and brings insight from past expertise in energy financing and development. Mauricio Gutierrez is the President and CEO of NRG, and has been instrumental in transforming a regional wholesale generation business into the national, Fortune 200 Company it is today. For more information on the keynote speakers, please click here.

Registration for the Conference is required. Please register here.

"Spark" Career Event
Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

"Spark" Career Event

  • Duke University Energy Hub, Gross Hall lobby

At Spark, recruiters will give quick, informative pitches to a diverse group of students, followed by the opportunity to network directly with those students. Each presentation will last five minutes, and a networking hour will follow the presentations. Presentations will describe the organization’s role in the industry, outline key skillsets the company seeks from students, and detail internship and recent graduate opportunities. This is a student-only event. Register for the event on Eventbrite.

Energy Mix
Nov
1
5:00 pm17:00

Energy Mix

  • Duke University Energy Hub, Gross Hall lobby

The Duke Energy Initiative will host a social and networking reception for students, businesspeople, faculty, and other members of the local energy community at Gross Hall on Duke University’s campus. This event is an excellent opportunity to end the day with catered food and drinks (please bring your government I.D. if you are over 21!), while interacting with a broad range of professionals and students all focused on energy. Register for the Energy Mix. 

Tour: Steam Plant + Bryan Center Solar Hot Water
Nov
1
10:00 am10:00

Tour: Steam Plant + Bryan Center Solar Hot Water

  • Bryan Center Plaza

Steam is the main heat source for buildings on campus. Steam is used for space conditioning, hot water heating, hospital medical equipment sterilization, dining services, pool heating, dishwashing and other process uses at Duke University. Like the chiller plant, it operates year round.

The first 15 minutes of the tour consists of a discussion about the hot/solar heating technology, and then the group will walk over to the steam plant. Hats and safety glasses are provided for the tour, however, close toed shoes are required. There will also be a safety discussion at the beginning of the tour.

Click here to sign up on Eventbrite. This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
Nov
1
7:30 am07:30

Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC), sponsored by the MBA Energy Club, will engage diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry, while pursuing unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. Showcasing analytical and presentation skills, future leaders in the energy industry can demonstrate their global mindset, innovative thinking, and passion.

Most of the competition will be closed to spectators. However, two events are open to the public: 

1) Final session of the Case Competition (November 1, 1:30-4pm, Fuqua School Classroom HCA, Duke University) - No registration required. 

2) Energy Mix, a networking event where winners will be announced (November 1, 5-7pm, Energy Hub, Gross Hall, Duke University) - Register here. 

Energy Access Speaker: Tobias Schmidt
Oct
31
4:00 pm16:00

Energy Access Speaker: Tobias Schmidt

  • Sanford 05

Across the world, developing country governments are seeking to rapidly scale-up investment in renewable energy. The financial sums required to achieve this are enormous. Private sector financing, backed by international capital markets, will be key to meeting this investment challenge. However, renewable energy developers often struggle to access the large quantities of financing they require and when available, the cost of financing is often high. Dr. Schmidt will discuss how developing country governments and international institutions can cost-effectively reduce risks and catalyze private investment, with examples drawn from large-scale wind projects and off-grid electrification. Registration is not required.

Tour: Chiller Plant
Oct
31
10:00 am10:00

Tour: Chiller Plant

  • Chiller Plant (West Campus)

A chiller plant is a centralized system that cools the air for Duke buildings and provides the air-conditioning portion of HVAC systems. The system operates year round to keep up with the demands of campus buildings.

The first 30 minutes of the tour will involve an overview of Duke’s energy needs and the Climate Action Plan. Hats and safety glasses are provided for the tour, however, close toed shoes are required. There will also be a safety discussion at the beginning of the tour.

Click here to sign up on Eventbrite. This tour is limited to 20 people, 10 current students and 10 alums/other professionals. First come, first served. There will be a wait list, so if someone cancels their registration you might get the opportunity!

 

 

Kickoff Event
Oct
30
2:30 pm14:30

Kickoff Event

  • Bryan Center, Duke University

Come join us for a celebratory BBQ to kickoff Duke University’s first Energy Week. Here, you will learn more about what is in store for the week and hear any last updates on the opportunities that will be available throughout the week. This kickoff event will ready students interested in the energy sector for a week of energy immersion, from the opportunity to hone analytical skills in energy related topics to the ability to connect with the broader energy community at Duke University and the surrounding area.