9:15 Plenary Discussion: The Future of Energy: Projections and perspectives on energy supply and demand, implications for education and the workforce
Moderator: April Salas – Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy – Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Sam Baldwin, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
Jonathon E. Monken, Senior Director, System Resiliency and Strategic Coordination in the ITS Division of PJM Interconnection.
Janet Peace, Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
10:15 Plenary discussion: Education for Resilient Energy Systems: preparing the workforce for today and tomorrow.
Moderator: Tom Richard, Director, Institute for Energy and Environment, Penn State University.
` Erika Symmonds, Director, Workforce Development, Grid Alternatives.
Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development.
Eric Coffman, Chief – Office of Energy and Sustainability, Department of Geological Services – Montgomery County, MD.
11:30am SESSION 1: Facilitated Breakout discussions: Education for Resilient in Energy Systems: preparing the workforce for today and tomorrow.
- Roger H. Bezdek, Ph.D., President, Management Information Services, Inc.
- Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development.
- Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group
- Eric R. Coffman, Chief – Office of Energy and Sustainability, Department of Geological Services – Montgomery County, MD. See: Montgomery County Microgrid Opportunity.
- Janet Peace, Senior Vice President, Policy and Business Strategy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
- April M. Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
- Erika Symmonds, Director, Workforce Development, Grid Alternatives.
- Sudeep Vyapari, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Association of Controls Professionals.
- Brian Lovell, Association of Controls Professionals
12:30pm Poster Session
- Energy Outreach: K through Gray – Larissa Johnson, Montgomery County, MD, Department of Environmental Protection.
- Energy Education that Makes K-12 Energy Wise – Vicki Foust, Ph.D., MBA, North Carolina A&T.
- Advancing Interdisciplinary Systems Learning through and Undergraduate Science and Policy Course – Gina L. Keel, Ph.D., SUNY Oneonta.
- National Science Foundation INCLUDES program at Delaware State University: Establishing a Baccalaureate Program on Renewable Energy Engineering – Aristides Marcano, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Delaware State University
- Helping Students Build Robust Conceptual Models of Energy Storage and Transfer – Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, American Modeling Teachers Association
2:00pm SESSION 2: Symposia, Skill building workshops or topical discussions
a. Energy and Choices – topical discussion; organized by John H. Perkins, Ph.D., The Evergreen State College.
Choices at the Institutional Level – Cathy Middlecamp, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Choices and Nuclear Technologies – Sharlissa Moore, Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Choices at the Policy Level – Mr. Adam L. Reed, Esq., University of Colorado – Boulder.
b. Exploring the Power Grid: Developing Materials for K-12 Students – topical discussion; organized by Michael Arquin, KidWind Project.
c. Energy Degree Programs, Minors and Concentrations
- Moderator: Scott Williams, Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering (BSEEN) – Ali Razban, IUPUI.
- Sustaining Graduate Education Programs for Energy Business Professionals – Timothy Coburn, Ph.D., U. Tulsa.
- Energy Education Programs at US Colleges and Universities, David Blockstein, Ph.D., National Council for Science and the Environment and Shirley Vincent, Principal and Owner, Vincent Evaluation Consulting, LLC.
d. Connections between with Energy Education and Energy Practices on Campus and in Local Communities:
- Moderator: Sudeep Vyapari, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President, Association of Controls Professionals.
- Leveraging onsite solar to boost student achievement in and outside of the classroom at the University of Richmond – Rob Andrejewski, Ph.D., Director of Sustainability, University of Richmond and Anthony Smith, Ph.D., President and CEO, Secure Futures.
- “Power Dialog” As An Annual Student-Lead Public Event In An Undergrad “Energy, Culture, Society” Course – Kathryn A. Milun, Ph.D., U. MN, Duluth.
- Participatory Learning Through the Race to Zero Competition – Chris Hazel, Energy Efficient Housing Research Group.
- Integrated, Immersive Energy Education – A directed collaborative – Brian Lovell, Association of Controls Professionals.
e. Introductory Energy Education: Energy 101 and General Education:
- The Comparative Energy Project: A visual and interactive educational tool for comparing energy sources – Bhawani Venkataraman, Eugene Lang College, The New School.
- Introducing energy and environmental concepts in their mutual context and the context of place: Energy literacy in college – Christopher Coughenour, U. Pittsburgh, Johnstown.
- Inspiring Future Leaders in Energy Education and Research: Regional to Global Scale – Pankaj Sharma, Ph.D., MBA, Purdue and National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
- Teaching Energy Engineering Content to Non-Engineering Undergraduates – Joel N. Swisher, Ph.D., PE, Western Washington University.
- Energy as an Organizing Principle for Science Learning Across the Disciplines, Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, American Modeling Teachers Association
3:45pm SESSION 3: Symposia, Skill building workshops or topical discussions – Topics in Energy Education (concurrent sessions)
a. World Energy Simulation – Facilitator Training – Michele Putko, Ph.D., UMass Lowell.
b. Defining Resilience and Sustainability in an Energy Context:
- Moderator: Adam L. Reed, Esq. University of Colorado – Boulder.
- Empowering Energy-Water Nexus Resilience: Experiential Learning to Address Urban Hydroelectric Micro-turbine Barriers – Jennifer Sklarew, Ph.D., George Mason University.
- Adapting authentic sustainability research into projects appropriate for K12 classrooms, Matthew Johnson, Ph.D., Penn State.
- Removing the Barriers to Energy Education and Implementation: Essential Actions – Debra Rowe, Ph.D., Oakland Community College.
c. K-12 Energy Education Symposium:
- National Energy Literacy Survey – Elissa Richards, National Energy Foundation.
- Plasma in Energy Education in Florida Science Standards, David Kumar, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.
- Wind Energy Education for K-College – Michael Arquin, Ph.D., Founder/Director, KidWind Project.
- The Role of Art and STEAM in Energy Education, Jonee Kulman Brigham, Institute on the Environment , University of Minnesota.
- Using the CLEAN Educational Resource Collection for Building Three-dimensional Lessons to Teach the Climate System – Frank Niepold, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office.
d. Diversity: Advancing Diversity in the Sustainable Energy Field – workshop;
- Felicia Davis, Clark Atlanta University and Project InTeGRATE, and Richard S. Gragg, Ph.D., Florida A&M University.