Fuels Institute Case Competition – EXCITING OPPORTUNITY!

The CU Energy Club has recently been invited to submit abstracts for the 2nd Annual Future of Transportation case competition, hosted by the Fuels Institute, a multi-industry think tank. The challenge of this competition is comprised of two parts: (1) “to envision and create an ideal future transportation (mass transit and consumer vehicles) sector,” and (2) “take that vision and [explain how to] make it a reality within the next 30 years based on the current infrastructure of America.” Last year, 12 universities were asked to submit proposals after their abstracts were accepted. This year, we would like to pursue CU Boulder sending a team! This effort will likely involve collaboration with other clubs and be quite the challenge. If we get substantial support from CU Energy Club members, we can support the organization of a team. Please note that the statements of intent (i.e. abstracts, up to 3 per team) must be submitted by MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015. If an abstract is accepted, teams must submit their final proposals by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016.

Please fill out this GOOGLE FORM by MONDAY, 11/9 if you are interested (note that this interest is non-binding).

Find out more info about the competition, including rules and a more detailed timeline, HERE.

Leedsapalooza – learn more about CU Energy! – 8/21, 2-5pm

Stop by Leedsapalooza, a new student event for those involved and wish to be involved with the Leeds School of Business, from 2-5pm on Friday, August 21 on Engebretson Quad! You can get to know Leeds staff, faculty, and student leaders, as well as meet with representatives of student organizations, including the CU Energy Club. Swing by to meet some of the CU Energy officers for the coming school year and learn more about the club.

Hope to see you there!

Startup Green and AREDAY 8/10-8/12- new startup accelerator!

The American Renewable Energy Institute, in partnership with the NREL, are excited to announce Startup Green- a new accelerator program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs launch clean technology startups. Startup Green will take place in Aspen/Snowmass August 10-12 alongside the annual AREDAY Summit.

The winners of Startup Green will be provided optimal exposure and networking opportunities when they present their idea to hundreds of world class experts and potential investors on the final day of the 2015 AREDAY Summit.

We would like to extend this opportunity to anyone in your network, specifically those with an entrepreneurial drive. Participants from all backgrounds, both technical and non-technical are encouraged to apply. Please find more information about the Startup Green program in the attached fact sheet, and you can also visit our website for more information:  http://areday.net/2015_summit/startupgreen.html

IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting- 7/26-7/30- Volunteer for Free Attendance!

With just two weeks to go, volunteers are still needed for the IEEE PES 2015 General Meeting from July 26 – July 30.

Volunteers earn 4 hours of conference attendance per 4 hours volunteered, and those undertaking back-to-back shifts (8 hours or more) will receive a meal gift card.

Please have those considering volunteering review volunteer requirements and incentives on the PES General Meeting Website prior to signing up for any shifts on the SignUp Genius Website.

After signing up for shifts, volunteers will receive an email with a link and code to register for the conference for free!

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

… I wanted to let you know about a two week summer program in Energy this August that is currently accepting applications. I figured since you run the Energy Club on campus that you might know of people
who might be interested in such an opportunity.

I left a link for the website below. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in energy and want a fully immersive experience.  Applications on a semi-rolling basis, deadline July 1.

More info: http://sise.uic.edu

DOE Internships

The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis (EPSA) is now accepting applications for its Internship Program.  Over 10 weeks, interns will be working with policymakers in one of EPSA’s offices, making meaningful contributions to research, analysis and day to day office administration. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn about energy policy at the national level, and build research and analytical skills. Applications due March 31. Details at:  http://energy.gov/epsa/epsa-internship-program

2015 AEE Foundation Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (RMAEE) is pleased to continue supporting local students in energy engineering and energy management through the 2015 AEE Foundation Scholarship.  The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage qualified students in energy engineering and energy management by awarding scholarships to further education in the field.  The scholarships are available to both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates who are enrolled in engineering or management programs at accredited colleges or universities.  Scholarship funds are to be used for courses directly related to energy engineering or energy management preferably with curriculum leading to a major or minor in energy engineering.

The awarding of the AEE scholarships has been one of our most successful programs.  The scholarships are awarded in $500, $1000 and $2000 categories.  I would appreciate you forwarding this scholarship information to qualifying students.

The deadline for receiving applications is April 3, 2015.  Scholarship applications should be sent electronically to me at the following email address: mtraeger@iconergyco.com.  Details are summarized in the attached document which also provides links to the online application.  This information is also available on the RMAEE website (rmaee.org).

If you or your students have any questions about this scholarship, please call me at (303) 596-6070.  Thank you for helping relay this information to students!

Maren Traeger, CEM | iconergy

2015 Building Energy Summit in Washington, DC

The world’s leading technology and energy companies will join building owners and operators at the 2015 Building Energy Summit on March 25 in Washington, D.C. International leaders from government, real estate, and technology will address the importance of energy efficient buildings from both an economic and environmental perspective. Highlights include presentations by Akridge, Cisco, Accenture, JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, CBRE, Siemens, U.S. Dept of Energy, GRESB, Iconics, Carnegie Mellon, RMI, and more! Learn More.

Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowship

Each year, Women of Wind Energy awards fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002. WINDPOWER 2015 will be held from May 18-20 in Orlando, FL. The fellowship covers the cost of travel to and from the conference, conference registration, and lodging. 2015 Applications are due by Friday February 27 by 5pm ET. Apply here.