The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.8:30 Coffee, pastries and registration (free registration/open to public)
8:50 Paul Falkowski, Director, The Rutgers Energy Institute
"Welcome and Introduction to the Rutgers Energy Institute"
9:00 Ralph Izzo, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer PSE&G Power
"Consumer Advantages of Competitive Markets"
9:40 Robert Schmidt, Professor Division of Biological Science, Paul D. Saltman Chair in Science Education, University of California San Diego
"The Foods vs. Fuels Dilemma - Fueling the Emergence of Jatropha curcas as an Important Oil Seed Crop"
10:20 Coffee break
10:40 Marilyn Brown, Professor School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Green and Lean Approaches to Sustaining the US Industrial Base"
11:20 Alexander Glaser, Assistant Professor Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International affairs and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"The Future of Nuclear Power After the Fukushima Accident"
12:00 Nate Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
"The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis"
12:40 Student Energy Contest Awards presented by Paul Falkowski, Director, and Kevin Lyons, Outreach Chair, The Rutgers Energy Institute
12:45 Lunch + Poster Session