Energy Frontiers

Take a look below at our past Energy Frontiers Conference/Career Fair to get a feel for the 2017-2018 school year’s upcoming Energy Frontiers event.

Energy Frontiers 2017

Who: You and anyone interested in energy, technology, and sustainability.

What: Energy Frontiers 2017

When: Friday, March 17th from 10am-5pm

Where: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) on CU Boulder’s East Campus.  4001 Discovery Drive. (see below for shuttle bus schedule/info)

How: Show up to the SEEC building on March 17th, admittance is free.

Why:  The CU Energy Club wants to show students, industry professionals, and interested community members that there is great energy work being done nearby and there are powerful opportunities ahead.


Detailed Agenda:

10am-12pm: Career and networking fair for students to meet with energy companies and for local companies to find excited talent.  Representatives from:

  • HOMER Energy
  • Yes Energy
  • CU Boulder Environmental Center
  • Ecosystems Group
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission
  • Chevron
  • Navigant Consulting
  • Citizens for Clean Energy
  • More coming soon!

12pm-1pm: Lunch and SwitchCU~, a spin-off of the local Switch~ event, where students will present their research or projects in a fast-paced, fun setting with auto-advancing slides and lots of pictures.

  • Master of Ceremonies: Bill LeBlanc, E-Source
  • Allister (Will) Frazier, Materials Science and Engineering: Retrofitting Films for Efficient Windows
  • Maggie D’Angelo, Sociology: Tiny Watts
  • Viviana Avila, Materials Science and Engineering: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Richard Wallace Kenyon, Energy Engineering: Microgrids in Remote and Developing Areas

10 Minute Coffee/Networking Break

1:10pm-2:25pm:  Speaker Session: Energy innovations near you

  • Ethan Palay, Alt-E Fund: Building grassroots financial support for research solutions to catalyze the implementation of clean energy technologies
  • Kit Clark, Anadarko: Well design and the oil & gas industry
  • Yingchen Zhang, NREL: Projects for the integration of renewable energy technology

10 Minute Coffee/Networking Break

2:35pm-3:50pm:  Panel Session: Practical solutions to integrating more renewable energy to the electric grid

  • Moderator: Adam Reed, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Panelists
    • Jack Ihle, Xcel Energy
    • Chris Nelder, Rocky Mountain Institute
    • Paul Spencer, Clean Energy Collective

10 Minute Coffee/Networking Break

4pm-5pm: Hunter Lovins, of Natural Capitalism Solutions, will deliver the keynote speech titled “Building a Finer Future: energy, the economy and our environment.”


Bus Info:

The Stampede route picks up travelers from Euclid & 18th and Colorado & 28th every 10 minutes and can drop you off near the SEEC building (the furthest east building on east campus).  A more detailed bus schedule is here.


Parking Info

*Parking on east campus is $10/car.  There will be an attendant out front.