In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its twelfth semester in spring 2017.
The UTES serves as a “convener” for the campus community, uniting students interested in energy issues with faculty and others working on sustainable energy security.
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.
Ongoing themes for UTES include climate change policy, innovation and diffusion of energy technologies, low-carbon technology options and status, and behavioral aspects of energy consumption.
The symposium will be held in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the POB Connector Lobby at 4:45 p.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.
Each session of the UTES will be video recorded and posted on the Energy Institute’s website.
Schedule of Speakers – Fall 2017
September 7 TBA
September 14 Gene Preston, CEO, Transmission Adequacy Consulting
September 21 John Goodenough, Virginia H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
September 28 Dave Nagel, Professor, George Washington University
October 5 Kevan Weaver, Director of Technology Integration, TerraPower
October 12 TBA
October 19 TBA
October 26 TBA
November 2 TBA
November 9 Matt Heun, Professor, Calvin College
November 16 Neil McAndrews, Economist, Local Austin Chapter of US Association for Energy Economics
November 30 Jessika Transik, Professor, MIT
If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Christa Hopkins, who can be reached at 512-475-8447, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.
Click to view the 2016-2017 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2015-2016 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2014-2015 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2013-2014 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2012-2013 UTES presentation archive.
Click to view the 2011-2012 UTES presentation archive.