Events

Join us for events, networking, seminars and lectures!

Events Schedule

View upcoming Energy Institute events, from lunch-and-learn seminar series to conferences, below.

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Brewskis With The Energy Institute

Brewskis With The Energy Institute

Sep 24, 4:30pm - Sep 24, 6:00pm

The Mayor of Old Town
632 S Mason St
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Our town's culture of fun and work innovating on energy is why the Smithsonian Institution named Fort Collins a "Place of Invention." In the spirit of innovation, we invite you to come drink some beer and hang out with fellow Energy Institute Colleagues!

19 interested  ·  6 going
Denver Startup Week, Sept. 24-28

Denver Startup Week, Sept. 24-28

Sep 24, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 5:00pm

Energy Institute at Colorado State University
430 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Don’t miss Denver Startup Week, Sept. 24-28

Denver Startup Week is a celebration of all things entrepreneurial in Denver and the largest free event of its kind in the world. In 2017, the sixth annual event brought 19,000 people together at 376 programs and events to celebrate Denver’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and build the center city’s culture of innovation.

CSU is a major supporter of Denver Startup Week, and students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend any session throughout the week, support CSU experts during several panels, and attend the Job Fair to make career connections. Also, watch for coverage from the CSU News Team at Denver Startup Week, made up of journalism students who are serving as the primary reporters for this important Denver event.

Learn more, and sign up for transportation options and to attend sessions, here: denvercenter.colostate.edu/denver-startup-week/
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Community Bike Ride with CSU

Community Bike Ride with CSU

Sep 26, 12:00pm - Sep 26, 1:00pm

This ride will be June 20th, Noon – 1 p.m. “University Center for the Arts & Remington Bikeway” Learn more and RSVP at the Tickets link for this event.

These rides help new bicyclists learn skills, gain confidence and build community. Each ride features a specific topic, and participants will also receive a free lunch. This year’s topics include a bike share demo, and a tour of The Gardens at Spring Creek, and much more!

Lunchtime Community Bike Rides are held from noon -1 p.m. monthly, May – October 2018.
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Kelsey Bilsback, PhD Final Exam & Defense

Kelsey Bilsback, PhD Final Exam & Defense

Sep 28, 1:00pm - Sep 28, 2:00pm

Energy Institute at Colorado State University
430 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Solid-fuel Cookstove Emissions: Measurement and Modeling from the Lab and Field

Abstract: Air pollution from residential cooking and heating with solid fuels is a leading cause of death and disease worldwide. Solid-fuel combustion takes place under non-ideal conditions involving low flame temperatures, poor mixing dynamics, and localized fuel-rich or fuel-lean regions in the combustion chamber. As a result, the emissions from cookstoves contain thousands of oxidized and partially-oxidized organic and inorganic species whose quantities depend on stove-fuel combination. Further, there are thousands of different combinations of cookstoves and fuels in use across the planet. Our understanding of the effects that traditional and “improved” cookstoves have on air quality is hampered by critical knowledge gaps including (1) how pollutants emissions vary with stove and fuel type, (2) why lab measurements of cookstove emissions do not agree with field measurements, and (3) a lack of generalizable models that can predict emissions from in-use cookstoves across the globe. To address these gaps, we conducted comprehensive lab and field measurement campaigns beyond all prior efforts in terms of number of pollutants and range of stoves characterized. We also developed a novel laboratory test procedure that better reproduces the magnitude and range of cookstove emissions measured in the field. Finally, we developed low-cost methodologies to estimate fundamental combustion parameters (including emissions) during in-home cookstove use. We used these measures to develop statistical models to predict, with reasonable accuracy, field-based emissions of particulate matter, black carbon and carbon monoxide.
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Lunch-and-Learn Seminar:The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

Lunch-and-Learn Seminar:The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

Oct 8, 12:00pm - Oct 8, 1:00pm

Energy Institute at Colorado State University
430 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Monday, Oct. 8th
Powerhouse Energy Campus
Classroom 104
12 pm - 1 pm
FREE lunch is available to registered guests on a first-come-first serve basis.
Registration Required.

BIO:
Morgan D. Bazilian is Executive Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in energy, natural resources, and environmental policy and international affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in energy analysis and was a Fulbright Fellow. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Free Seminar: The Race to Zero Carbon

Free Seminar: The Race to Zero Carbon

Oct 10, 11:00am - Oct 10, 12:00pm

Energy Institute at Colorado State University
430 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Join Dr. Chuck Kutscher for a talk describing the urgency of addressing climate change and the critical role of efficiency and renewable energy.

Dr. Kutscher is the former Director of the Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and lead author of the third edition of the college textbook, Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems.

This event will be held at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Classroom 104. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
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Community Bike Ride with CSU

Community Bike Ride with CSU

Oct 24, 12:00pm - Oct 24, 1:00pm

This ride will be June 20th, Noon – 1 p.m. “Commuter Amenities & Riding with Kids/Trailers” Learn more and RSVP at the Tickets link for this event.

These rides help new bicyclists learn skills, gain confidence and build community. Each ride features a specific topic, and participants will also receive a free lunch. This year’s topics include a bike share demo, and a tour of The Gardens at Spring Creek, and much more!

Lunchtime Community Bike Rides are held from noon -1 p.m. monthly, May – October 2018.
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Modernizing the Electric Grid: Enhancing Resiliency & Cybersec

Modernizing the Electric Grid: Enhancing Resiliency & Cybersec

Nov 16, 1:00pm - Nov 16, 2:00pm

Energy Institute at Colorado State University
430 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO  80524 Map

Join the CSU Energy Institute for a seminar on "Modernizing the Electric Grid: Enhancing Resiliency and Cybersecurity" by Juan Torres, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Systems Integration at NREL. FREE lunch will generously be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis to registered guests.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

13 interested  ·  3 going
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