Events

Upcoming Events

The Future of Energy Storage

Yet-Ming Chiang
Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

April 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, is a clean energy scientist and technologist focusing on electrical storage for transportation, renewables, and grid-scale applications. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT since 1985. Chiang is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society and the American Ceramic Society. He has received The Economist's Innovation Award (Energy and the Environment category), the Electrochemical Society's Battery Division's Battery Technology Award, the Materials Research Society's Plenary Lecturer, an R&D 100 and R&D100 Editor's Choice Award, and the American Ceramic Society's Corporate Achievement, Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards. Chiang has published about 250 scientific papers and holds about 60 patents. In addition to his academic research, Chiang has co-founded 5 companies to commercialize research from his laboratory. He serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees and study panels, and is a Trustee of the Boston Museum of Science.

Tuck Climate Change Speakers

Lunchtime lectures
Mar. 27: David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor for Shell
Apr. 17: Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director, Climate Risk and Resiliance at the Nature Conservancy
May 2: John Morton, former Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House
May 15: Ashley Schulten, Head of Climate Solution, Fixed Income, at Blackrock

For additional information, including room locations, contact Hannah Payson at the Center for Business, Government & Society at the Tuck School (hannah.k.payson@dartmouth.edu).

Past Events

Dartmouth’s Energy Future: Past, Present, and Future?

Apr. 21 at 3:30
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Abbe Bjorklund, Dartmouth's Director of Engineering & Utilities, and Steve Shadford, Dartmouth's Energy Program Manager, will provide an overview of Dartmouth's energy picture. Did you know that Dartmouth was an early campus energy system innovator, installing the first campus district heating system on the east coast in 1898, and cogenerating campus electricity since 1905? In the past decade, Dartmouth has made great strides in campus energy efficiency in its new and existing buildings, reducing overall energy consumption by 18% while the campus has grown by 22%. Looking to the future, Dartmouth has recently completed an in-depth study process aimed towards transformation of its heating, cooling, and electrical supply systems, moving towards renewable energy and away from fossil fuels and grid electricity. Next steps in implementing these changes will be discussed.

Abbe Bjorklund is Dartmouth's Director of Engineering and Utilities. In this role since December 2015, Abbe oversees engineering for buildings and utilities on Dartmouth's campus, as well as energy procurement, planning, and efficiency initiatives. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Abbe worked as an engineering consultant in Boston for over 25 years, specializing in high performance building and utility system planning, design and commissioning. She is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Commissioning Process Management Professional.

Steve Shadford is Dartmouth's Energy Program Manager. Steve joined Dartmouth's Facilities Engineering department in 2007 to implement a focused energy efficiency program. Steve's prior professional experience includes ownership of a building automation firm, energy conservation and efficiency consulting and building energy system recommissioning. Steve has over 40 years of experience in building energy systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED Accredited Professional.

Lecture: Clean Energy and International Climate Collaborations: What Next?

On Mar. 30, President Trump called for a reversal of the Obama climate action and clean power plans. Jonathan Elkin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs from 2015–2017, examines the implications for the Paris Climate Agreement, renewable energy industries, and U.S. energy collaborations.

Apr. 6 at 12 p.m.
Borelli Classroom, Raether Building, Tuck School of Business

Annual Business and Society Conference

“Business NOT as Usual: Redefining roles and responsibilities in a time of broadened social consciousness”

Panels will cover topics such as real estate, national security and technology, energy, and more and will offer in-depth explorations of how growing societal expectations are driving business leaders and organizations to reevaluate their roles and responsibilities.
Feb. 23, 3:30–4:30
Feb 24, 9:00–5:00
Raether Hall, Tuck School of Business

Lecture: A Gambler’s Approach to Gambling the Globe

Aaron Brown, Managing Director and Head of AQR Financial Market Research
Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Abstract: This talk will parallel a Jones Seminar given three years ago by Professor Mark Borsuk describing a decision theory approach to climate change policy. At each stage, it will contrast the decision theory mathematics to the risk management mathematics. The original talk began with considering what the optimal choices should be for a beneficent, omnipotent dictator and at the end suggested ongoing extensions to a game-theoretic analysis of agent-based treaty processes. The risk management approach begins by looking for social games-perhaps treaty processes, but they could also be financial markets, liability structures, insurance businesses, adversarial processes or other institutions that will result in good decisions, without trying to guess what those decisions should be. This allows it to bypass most of the technical comp! lexity, data, and assumptions of the decision theoretic approach, which means this portion of the talk will be shorter than the original. The remaining time will be used for a discussion of how to integrate the two perspectives into a policy that reflects the best available scientific knowledge with a social process that leads to cheerful, productive, rational, self-correcting consensus rather than infighting, inaction and inferior outcomes.

Panel Discussion: Energy and the Environment Under the New Administration

Moderated by Joseph Helble, Dean and Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Georgiopoulous Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School
Part of a series of events discussing the incoming Trump administration and new Republican Congress

Lecture: Small-scale Mechanics of Nanoscale Metals

Professor Frederic Sansoz (University of Vermont)
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Lecture: Energy and Society

Dan Reicher ’78, executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford, will deliver a talk on the intersections of energy and society. Reicher is a former assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
1–2:15 p.m.
Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall

Co-sponsors: Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy; Thayer School of Engineering; Office of Sustainability; Revers Energy Initiative; Center for Business, Government, and Society