On-Campus DEC Events

The Dartmouth Energy Collaborative hosts events and learning opportunities throughout the academic year, including Thursday lunch seminars twice a month.

Most DEC events are open to Dartmouth students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public.

All upcoming event dates are listed below. 

Winter 2020 DEC Energy Lunch Series

Join us for our bi-weekly energy lunch series, where you'll get a chance to learn more about energy topics on campus, in the region, and beyond.  These events are free and open to all. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP for the next lunch here.

Thursday, January 9: Dartmouth's Energy System with Rosi Kerr, Director of the Dartmouth Sustainability Office
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. — Occom Commons - Goldstein Hall

Thursday, January 23: High-Performance Nickel-Iron (NiFE) Permanent Magnetics for Electric Motors and Turbines with Professor Ian Baker, Thayer School of Engineering
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. — Occom Commons - Goldstein Hall
About this talk: Demand for high-performance permanent magnets for motors is increasing rapidly for applications such as wind turbine generators and motors in electric and hybrid cars. Sm-Co and Nd-Fe-B rare earth (RE) magnets, which have the highest energy product (BH)max of any magnets, are used for such challenging applications. However, RE magnets are very expensive and RE mining has been associated with severe environmental degradation. In this project we aimed to establish a low-cost method to produce bulk L1- structured NiFe, which has magnetic properties comparable to the best RE magnets.
RSVP here.

Thursday, January 30: Energy and Society in Northern Greenland with Professor Mary Albert, Thayer School of Engineering
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. — Occom Commons - Goldstein Hall
(Registration opens on 1/23/20)

Thursday, February 6: Hawaii Energy Landscape: Examining the Transition to 100% Renewably Sourced Energy by 2045 with Tuck Students
12 - 1 p.m. — Tuck School of Business - Rosenwald Classroom
(Registration opens on 1/23/20)

Thursday, February 20: Student Experiential Learning and Research World Cafe with Dartmouth Undergraduate and Graduate Students
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Location TBA
(Registration opens on 2/6/20)

Thursday, March 5: Analysis of Energy and Indigenous Environmental Studies in the Americas with Professor Laura Ogden, Department of Anthropology
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Occom Commons - Goldstein Hall
(Registration opens on 2/20/20)

Fall DEC 2019 Lunch Series

Thanks to everyone who joined us this fall for our DEC lunch series! 

  • Thursday, September 19 : The Year Ahead in Energy and Society at Dartmouth, presented by DEC representatives
  • 12:15 -1:15 p.m. | Fahey Hall, First Floor Commons
  • Thursday, October 3: Denmark Energy Trip, presented by Tuck students and other campus participants
    12 - 1 p.m. | Tuck - Shapiro Classroom
  • Thursday, October 17: Dartmouth's Energy Landscape Through Students' Experiential Learning, presented by the Dartmouth Sustainability Corps Energy Team
    12:15 - 1 :15 p.m. | Fahey Hall, First Floor Commons
  • Thursday, October 31: Town of Hanover Energy Update, presented by Revers Center for Energy Executive Director April Salas
    12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Occom Commons, Goldstein Hall
  • Thursday, November 14: Curtis Probst, Director of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation and lecturer at Columbia University, "Financing the Clean Energy Transition and the Role of State and Local Green Banks." 
    12 - 1 p.m. | Tuck, Rosenwald Classroom

Fall 2019 Energy 101 Dates and Topics

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Email [email protected] to register, for location information, and course materials. 

September 17: Big Picture: How Does Energy Fulfill Critical Societal Needs? Led by Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society 

September 24: Energy Fundamentals and the Language of Energy: Tools for Understanding Energy in our Lives: Led by Amanda Graham, Academic Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

October 1: Transitions in Today's Energy Systems: Electricity and Transportation: Led by Stephen Doig, Research Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

October 8: Dartmouth's Energy System: Led by Rosi Kerr, Director, Dartmouth Office of Sustainability

October 15: Energy Transitions and Wrap Up: Led by Elizabeth Wilson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society


2018-2019 DEC Events

Summer 2018

07/19/2018: DEC Lunch: "Climbing the Learning Curve: Student Experiences with Energy Sector Internships

Fall 2018

09/18/2018: Energy 101 Series: Big Picture Overview - What are "energy systems"? Why and how do we use energy?

09/20/2018: DEC Lunch: The Year Ahead in Energy & Society

09/25/2018: Energy 101 Series: "Legacy" Energy Systems, Energy Resources, Regional Differences

10/02/2018: Energy 101 Series: Bootstrapping Energy Fundamentals: Units, Conversions, Technologies

10/04/2018: DEC Lunch: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Ratepayer Advocacy after Restructuring

10/09/2018: Energy 101 Series: How Electricity Systems Work: Policies, Organizations, Decision-making

10/16/2018: Energy 101 Series: Energy Economics: Energy Demand, Markets, & Paying for Energy

10/18/2018: DEC Lunch: Student Reflections: Dartmouth’s Energy Immersion Trip to New Hampshire, Vermont, and Quebec

10/23/2018: Energy 101 Series: Energy in Frontier Economies:  System Design

10/30/2018: Energy 101 Series: Panel of Industry Experts: Creating Tomorrow's Energy Systems

11/01/2018: DEC Lunch: Electric Vehicles in Norway: Policy and Implementation Lessons

11/06/2018: Energy 101 Series: Big Picture: What's Next?

11/13/2018: Energy 101 Series: End of Series Celebration! 

11/15/2018: DEC Lunch

Winter 2019

01/10/2019: DEC Lunch: The Social Cost of Nuclear Power

01/24/2019: DEC Lunch: Student Reflections: Energy Immersion Trip to the Gulf Coast

02/07/2019: DEC Lunch: Students in the Field – Irving Institute Mini-Grant Reports

02/21/2019: DEC Lunch: Sizing and Siting Energy Storage for Distribution Circuits

03/07/2019: DEC Lunch: Assessing and Mitigating the Risk of Cascading Blackouts

Spring 2019

03/28/2019: DEC Lunch: Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

04/11/2019: DEC Lunch: Tuck Revers Fellows Examine Puerto Rico’s Energy Recovery

04/25/2019: DEC Lunch: Great Issues in Energy: The Future of Energy in the US

05/09/2019: DEC Lunch: Student Reflections: Energy Immersion Trip to Appalachia

05/23/2019: DEC Lunch: Dr. Paulina Jaramillo

2017-2018 Events

Winter 2018

01/11/2018: DEC Lunch: Building as a Research Tool

01/25/2018: DEC Lunch: Energy Extraction in the Arctic

02/08/2018: DEC Lunch: Re-Envisioning the Car of the Future 

02/22/2018: DEC Lunch: Libraries and the Available Energy Resources

03/22/2018: DEC Lunch: Energy Conversations and Updates from the Irving Institute 

Spring 2018 

04/05/2018: DEC Lunch: The Dartmouth Energy System: An Opportunity for Hot Projects!

04/19/2018: DEC Lunch: District Energy at Dartmouth - and in the Ivy League

04/24/2018: Public Talk: Multi-Level Architectures of Energy Resilience (video)

04/26/2018: Panel Discussion: Energy, Disaste, and Resilience (video)

05/10/2018: DEC Lunch: Student Reflections: Dartmouth's Energy Immersion Trip to Appalachia

05/17/2018: DEC Lunch: Field Experiments in Residential Energy Conservation (Powerpoint presentation)

05/31/2018: DEC Lunch: Energy Innovation in Emerging Economies