Scott Institute for Energy Innovation


On March 27-31, 2017, Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will celebrate its second Energy Week, an event designed to educate, inform and debate energy policy; highlight research and innovation; and prepare for the future. Please save the date and join our email list to receive updates as programming and registration for the 2017 Carnegie Mellon University Energy Week is finalized.

We have an exciting lineup of tentative events, which include: 

Monday, March 27, Future of Energy Day

  • Roundtable: Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Next Steps for the Region
  • Energy / Environmental Equity Conference (in partnership with the Energy Innovation Center)
  • Energy Career Day (in partnership with CMU’s Career & Professional Development Center and the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance; students from all institutions are invited to attend.)

Tuesday, March 28, Innovation Day

  • Energy / Environmental Equity Conference (continued)
  • Keynote Speaker: Arun Majumdar; Director, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy; Founding Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
  • Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition (a DOE-sponsored $50,000 prize will be awarded to the winning student team from PA, OH, WV or MD. (See for details on entering.)
  • Evening Keynote Speaker; JB Straubel, Chief Technology Officer, Tesla Motors

Wednesday, March 29, Research Day

  • “Andy Talks” on Innovative Research (brief 20 minute talks by CMU faculty)
  • Energy Research Lab and Research Center Visits
  • Student Research Poster Competition

Thursday, March 30, Policy Day

  • Roundtable: Advancing the Next Generation of Environmental Practices for Shale Development (in partnership with The Nature Conservancy)
  • Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Forum (in partnership with the Power of 32, a regional visioning project and collaborative initiative, and the Tri-State University Energy Alliance of CMU, Pitt, WVU, and Case Western Reserve U)
  • Keynote Speaker: Government Official

Friday, March 31, Education Day

  • Cultures of Energy Symposium (in partnership with CMU’s English Department)
  • Field Trips to Regional Energy Facilities (in partnership with business and industry; if you wish to host a field trip at your facility, email
  • Energy Law and Policy Forum (in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law. Continuing Legal Education Credits available)
  • Keynote Speaker:  Gladys M. Brown, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Read about Energy Week 2016!