Engineering Sustainability Day
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21 – 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILTIY DAY
Science for Society - The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
UMD CLARK HALL FORUM
9:30am – 5:00pm
Sustainability does not happen by chance, it must be engineered. That’s why, each April in connection with Earth Day, faculty and students from the University of Maryland, the University System of Maryland, and guests from industry and government are invited to come together for the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute’s (MEI2) Engineering Sustainability Day.
As April, 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, MEI2 is contributing to a larger, campus-wide celebration of this historic event. The goal of this event is to advance science and technology to meet society’s needs for abundant and reliable energy with minimal negative impact on the environment. Therefore, this year’s theme is “Science for Society”.
The agenda includes a morning “TEDtalk” as well as faculty presentations/demonstrations of current energy technologies being developed and to ultimately be commercially deployed. In the afternoon, we will host an energy industry panel discussion with some of our corporate partners. Please see the tentative agenda below.
09:30 Opening Remarks
10:00-10:45 “TED Talk” on Science for Society and the upcoming March for Science
10:45 -12:15 UMD Hands on demonstrations/presentations of current and past technology innovations
12:30 – 14:00 Joint Lunch Keynote sponsored by the Global Sustainability Initiative
14:30 – 15:30 Energy Industry Panel (partners from solar, wind, energy storage…)
15:30 – 16:30 Student Video Contest and possible tour of the UMD Solar Decathlon winning ReACT house
17:00-18:30 Joint evening reception with GSI and others (MD Legislative leaders and others in attendance – TBD)
This event precedes the March for Science on Wednesday, April 22nd. Rallies will be held in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD. The UMD Student Government Association is working on a campus-wide plan to organize a large student delegation.