The “Future of Energy” is the theme for this year’s energy symposium. 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 the REI-Algenol Biofuels Energy Award to the winners of this year's energy and sustainability student contest in response to the challenge: Develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.
Speakers: Jae Edmonds (Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute), Steve Long (Deputy Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute), Ronald Prinn (Director, Center for Global Change Science and Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT), Sunil Somalwar (Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University), and Stewart Prager (Director, U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)
REGISTRATION: Admission is free, but registration is required due to space limits.
Submit an online registration form by April 21, 2009 at:
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) – 4:00 pm
Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, Rutgers University.
Directions available online at http://maps.rutgers.edu/building.aspx?id=133
If you have additional questions, please contact Yana Zeltser:
tel: 732-932-6555 x244
8:30 Coffee, pastries and registration
9:00 Paul Falkowski, Director, The Rutgers Energy Institute
"Welcome and Introduction to the Rutgers Energy Institute"
9:15 Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute
"The Future of Global Energy Supply: How Do We Solve This Problem?"
9:50 Steve Long, Deputy Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute "The Future of Cellulosic Ethanol"
10:25 Coffee break
10:40 Ronald Prinn, Director, Center for Global Change Science and Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT
"The Future of Wind Power as a Source of Energy in the World"
11:15 Video Conference Speaker – TBA
11:45 REI-Algenol Biofuels Energy Student Contest Awards
Noon Lunch + Poster Session
1:15 Sunil Somalwar, Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
"The Future of Electricity in the Transportation Sector"
1:50 Stewart Prager, Director, U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
"The Future of Fusion"
2:45 Round Table Discussion: Back to the Future