The UTES provides an opportunity for students to interact with faculty and other energy experts representing a broad cross-section of perspectives in an informal setting.
Students who register for the symposium receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The lectures are also open to anyone in the Central Texas community interested in learning more about topical energy issues.
Preston, a UT electrical engineering alum, currently performs wind and solar interconnection and reliability studies as a private consultant. Prior to his consulting work, Preston worked at Austin Energy planning the generation, transmission, and distribution systems. His Sept. 7 talk, “Keeping the Lights on as We Transition to Renewables,” was this semester’s first UTES lecture.
On Sept. 14, UT Law School professor David Adelman will give a talk titled “U.S. Climate Policy: The Importance of Thinking and Acting Regionally.” Adelman specializes in environmental law, intellectual property and climate change policy. His research focuses on the many intersections of law and science.
Every Thursday evening during the fall and spring semesters, an expert from industry, government, academia or the non-profit world will offer his or her perspective on key technological, policy, regulatory or energy market issues.
Learn more about the UTES and see a full schedule of speakers and presentations.