Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

Energy Week 2011

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Sponsored by the Student Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame and the student organization, GreeND
 

The 2011 Notre Dame Energy Week will be held Sunday, September 11, through Saturday, September 17. Marking its 5th year in raising awareness and providing energy related educational programs to the Notre Dame community, Energy Week promises to offer a wide range of programs that are sure to interest the energy and environmentally conscious members of the Notre Dame community.

Below is the schedule of events. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend as many as possible! We look forward to seeing you then!

Sunday, September 11:

Please join the Notre Dame Community at 7:30 p.m. for a Mass at the Hesburgh Library Mall in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Rev. John I. Jenkins will be the presiding celebrant.

 

  • Tee Shirt Sales & Captain Planet Episodes (9 pm - midnight): LaFortune Elevator.  2011 Energy Week tee shirts will be sold for $10 each. All proceeds will be used to help support cSEND sponsored education and outreach programs. During tee shirt sales, catch a glimpse of superhero Captain Planet as he works to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and deal with ecological disasters.


Monday, September 12:

  • Handouts/Giveaways (9:20 am): DeBartolo Hall.
  • Quad Display (10:30 am - 2:30 pm): South Quad (near Cushing Hall). The Quad Display provides a unique opportunity for energy related companies, groups and organizations to discuss best practices for creating a sustainable energy future and to display their latest technologies and current projects. Participants are BP Whiting, Clean Energy Trust, General Electric, Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, WaterFurnace, Office of Sustainability, Architect's Office, Food Services, Notre Dame Power Plant, GreeND, SEA, and cSEND Student Advisory Board.
  • Career Dinner (5:30 pm): Club Naimoli. The Career Dinner is open to all undergraduate and graduate

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    students who are interested in careers in the energy field. Representatives from Clean Energy Trust, DJ Case & Associates, General Electric, and WaterFurnace will

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    discuss potential job opportunities and meet with students regarding their individual career interests and goals. This event requires a reservation. If you are interested in attending, please register by Friday, September 9, at google doc link.

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Tuesday, September 13:

  • Tee Shirt Sales & Captain Planet Episodes (12-3 pm): LaFortune Elevator.  2011 Energy Week tee shirts will be sold for $10 each. All proceeds will be used to help support cSEND sponsored education and outreach programs. During tee shirt sales, catch a glimpse of superhero Captain Planet as he works to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and deal with ecological disasters.
     
  • Eco Tours (2 pm; 3 pm): Tour begins at the steps of the Main Building. Join Barbara Hellenthal, Curator of the Museum of Biodiversity and Greene-Nieuwland Herbarium, on a walking tour of campus to see first-hand how the University has contributed to an eco-friendly environment. Dr. Hellenthal co-authored the book entitled "Trees, Shrubs, and Vines on the University of Notre Dame Campus" published in 1993 by University of Notre Dame Press. This event requires a reservation.  Each tour is limited to 20 participants, and registration is due by Monday. You can sign up at the Quad Display or email Colleen Dawes at cdawes@nd.edu with your net ID and desired tour time.
  • Film Screening - "Houston, We Have A Problem" (7 pm): Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library. Step inside the energy capital of the world to hear the truth about oil, straight from the hearts of the Texas oilmen themselves. Today, in the midst of Global Warming and Peak Oil, the world's energy demand is skyrocketing. Aggressive strategies for securing Crude now go to the highest bidder or the biggest bully. Hear the confessions of oilmen who work in the trenches everyday, scrambling to feed America's ferocious appetite. Even they know that being addicted to cheap oil is a drug that will be the nation's downfall. This is a 2010, 85-minute documentary, directed by Nicolle Torre. View the trailer on YouTube. Be one of the first 150 attendees and receive an LED necklace!

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  • Notre Dame Power Plant Tours (2 pm & 3 pm): See first-hand how energy is produced and distributed across campus at the Notre Dame Power Plant, including the newest addition to its energy production portfolio, the 3.5 kilowatt wind turbine. This event requires a reservation. Each tour is limited to 20 participants, and registration is due by Tuesday. You can sign up at the Quad Display or email Colleen Dawes at cdawes@nd.edu with your net ID and desired tour time.  Note: Participants must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • BP Whiting Undergraduate Recruitment Dinner (7:30-9 pm): Lower Level Dining Room, McKenna Hall.

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    Undergraduate students in Engineering and Business who are interested in learning more about BP Whiting's career and internship opportunities are invited to attend. This event is by invitation only and requires a reservation. Please sign up at the google doc link by Tuesday, September 13.


Thursday, September 15:

  • ExxonMobil Undergraduate Recruitment Breakfast (8-9:30 am): 114 Flanner Hall.  Undergraduate

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    students who are interested in the oil industry are invited to meet with ExxonMobil representative, Tom Hudes, to learn more about career and internship opportunities at ExxonMobil. This event is by invitation only and requires a reservation. To register, sign on to Go Irish under Events and Info Sessions. Please view flyer for more information:  exxonmobile_breakfast_9_5_11_2_.pdf
  • Tee Shirt Sales & Captain Planet Episodes (1-4 pm): LaFortune Elevator.  2011 Energy Week tee shirts will be sold for $10 each. All proceeds will be used to help support cSEND sponsored education and outreach programs. During tee shirt sales, catch a glimpse of superhero Captain Planet as he works to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and deal with ecological disasters.
  • Panel Forum: "The Future of Renewable Energy: Intersections Between Science, Economics, and Philosophy" (7-8:30 pm): Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library. Panel participants: Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame; Prashant Kamat, Reverend John A. Zahm Professor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Jenny Mish, Assistant Professor of Marketing; and Kenneth Sayre, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.
    • (8:30-9 pm) A reception for graduate students will be held after the forum.
  • Energy Trivia Night (9:30 pm): Legends of Notre Dame. Test your knowledge of energy related topics and issues and have some fun in the process!


Friday, September 16:

  • Stinson-Remick Tour (2 pm): The tour begins at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame at 115 Stinson-Remick Hall. Stinson-Remick is a 160,000-square-foot College of Engineering

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    facility that houses the Energy Center laboratories, a nano technology research center, a 9,000-square-foot semiconductor processing and device fabrication clean room, and an undergraduate interdisciplinary learning center. Stinson-Remick received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council and displays several sustainable design and construction features.


Saturday, September 17:

  • Celebrate the conclusion of Energy Week and show your school spirit! Attend the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Home Football Game and WEAR YOUR ENERGY WEEK T-SHIRT!

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If you have questions or would like to participate in future Energy Week programs and activities, please contact Barbara Villarosa at 574-631-4776 or villarosa.2@nd.edu.

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