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Mar
23
2017

Emerging Professionals House Party & Fundraiser

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Off-Campus

Join the USGBC-Illinois Emerging Professionals for their first house party! The evening includes networking, food and drinks, music, a chance to learn more about the EP Committee -- and help raise money for a good cause! All proceeds from this event [...]

Mar
27
2017

EECS Seminar: Prof. Ting Zhu, Assistant Professor, CSEE Dept. at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, "Achieving Sustainable, Autonomous, Healthy, and Secure Communities with Internet of Things"

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

The EECS Department welcomes Prof. Ting Zhu, Assistant Professor, CSEE Dept. at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Zhu will present a talk entitled "Achieving Sustainable, Autonomous, Healthy, and Secure Communities with Internet of Things", on Monday, March 27th at 11 AM in [...]

Mar
27
2017

CleanTech Panel (NU Law)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Chicago

This panel will feature speakers in the clean technology industry including attorneys from sponsoring firms and in clean tech start ups. Co sponsored by High Tech Law Society (HTLS).

Mar
27
2017

Dept. of Energy ARPA-E Recruitment/ Info Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Want to dramatically change the future of energy? ARPA-E is now recruiting! Join Dr. Kristen Brown ('15 Alumnae, PhD -Chemistry) for a discussion of the ARPA-E approach to innovation, program development, and current career opportunities. Summary: The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy [...]

Mar
27
2017

Identifying Opportunities for Progress on Energy and Climate Policy

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Off-Campus

In response to shifts in energy and environmental priorities, market-based reforms, infrastructure investments, and research and development are solutions that would allow us to both tackle climate and environmental ambitions and support economic growth. The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution [...]

Mar
28
2017

Delta's Sustainability Social 2.0

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Off-Campus

We're doing it again! Join us for a fun evening at Lagunitas Brewing Company. Get your fill of food and Lagunitas beer while meeting the best and brightest in sustainability. Net proceeds of beer sales will benefit Delta Institute.

Mar
29
2017

The Energy Outlook in an Era of Change

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Off-Campus

A conversation with Adam Sieminski, former administrator of the U.S. Energy Information AdministrationThe energy sector is undergoing revolutionary changes with the introduction of abundant, lower-cost energy sources like shale oil and gas and solar and wind—a trend owed largely to [...]

Mar
30
2017

Superstorms, Climate Change, and the Future of Cities

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Why wasn't the Eastern Seaboard better prepared for Hurricane Sandy? Why did seven hundred and thirty-nine people die in Chicago’s 1995 heat wave? Instances of natural disasters are on the rise, and few places are ready. In this talk, Eric [...]

Mar
31
2017

Toni Jensen: Cowboyistan: The Social Costs of Fracking

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston

Toni Jensen (Metis; English/University of Arkansas), author of the short story collection From the Hilltop, published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press, will present "Coyboyistan:The Social Costs of Fracking," a fiction reading and discussion about [...]

Apr
3
2017

Grid Modernization Forum (Chicago)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Off-Campus

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the fronters of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators [...]

Apr
4
2017

Grid Modernization Forum (Chicago)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Off-Campus

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the fronters of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators [...]

Apr
5
2017

Grid Modernization Forum (Chicago)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Off-Campus

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, will closely examine lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the fronters of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators [...]

Apr
11
2017

ENERGY STAR Photo Booth

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Stop by the ENERGY STAR photo booth to share what you do to save energy. Write down your energy saving tip, snap a photo, and have a snack.

Apr
12
2017

Chiaravalle Montessori: LEED Platinum Presentation & Tour

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Off-Campus

Join USGBC-Illinois' on April 12 to visit and explore the LEED Platinum addition of the Chiaravalle Montessori School. The school’s North Wing is a model for environmental responsibility for the school and Evanston community while providing endless learning opportunities for [...]

Apr
13
2017

NUTC Seminar: “Using Automated Data Sources to Improve the Performance of Public Transport Systems: A Framework and Applications” - Nigel Wilson, MIT

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Evanston

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents: Using Automated Data Sources to Improve the Performance of Public Transport Systems: A Framework and Applications - Nigel Wilson, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT   ABSTRACT: Automatic data sources including automatic vehicle location systems, automatic passenger counting systems and [...]

Apr
14
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
14
2017

ENERGY STAR Photo Booth

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Chicago

Stop by the ENERGY STAR photo booth to share what you do to save energy. Write down your energy saving tip, snap a photo, and have a cookie.

Apr
14
2017

Reception for Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, No Location

Join the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and sustainNU at a reception for the opening of an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. Meet the artist, Alisa Singer, a Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate who [...]

Apr
14
2017

Reception for Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Join the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and sustainNU at a reception for the opening of an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. Meet the artist, Alisa Singer, a Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate who [...]

Apr
15
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
17
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
18
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
18
2017

Green Office Brown Bag

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Northwestern staff members are invited to a learn what the University is doing to reduce our environmental impact and how the staff can get involved. The discussion will highlight ways that staff members can participate in campus sustainability efforts through [...]

Apr
19
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
19
2017

Tree Planting for Earth Month

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Help plant a tree and learn about our urban forest with the professionals who care for the trees, plants and landscapes on campus. There will be two sessions, with on starting at 9 a.m. and one starting at 11 a.m. [...]

Apr
20
2017

[APRIL 20-21] 58th Annual Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Meeting @ UIC

All day, Off-Campus

Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Founded in 1958, the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals. Its purpose is to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers, and others seeking an [...]

Apr
20
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
20
2017

Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Off-Campus

Resilient design is emerging as the design challenge for our age. Practitioners in the built environment must re-imagine our built infrastructure and social fabric to be adaptable to changing conditions, be they sudden abrupt changes such as natural disaster or [...]

Apr
20
2017

Extreme Science: The U.S. Antarctic Program (IIT)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Off-Campus

In the surrounding Southern Ocean, sea ice covering an area about equal to the continent in size freezes and melts annually. The Antarctic continent and surrounding ocean are distinct in being governed through an international treaty system comprised of the [...]

Apr
21
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
21
2017

Mount Trashmore

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Don’t miss a chance to visit Mount Trashmore, a display of trash collected on campus in a single day to highlight the issue of waste. Reusable items will be distributed as tools for cutting waste.

Apr
21
2017

Steve Girvin: Schrödinger Cats and Photonic Quantum Information Processing

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Title: Schrödinger Cats and Photonic Quantum Information Processing Speaker: Steve Girvin, Yale Abstract:  A revolution is underway in the construction of ‘artificial atoms’ out of superconducting electrical circuits. These macroscopic ‘atoms’ have quantized energy levels and can emit and absorb quanta of light (in this [...]

Apr
22
2017

SAVE THE DATE: Non-partisan Science March, Chicago

All day, No Location

The Chicago march is intended to be a nonpartisan promotion of science and the scientific process being done by and for the scientific community and science enthusiasts. The date is Saturday, April 22nd. Exact location and time is not yet known. Please [...]

Apr
22
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
22
2017

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Grab your friends and join the Associated Student Government Sustainability Committee in a race to find green features on Northwestern's Evanston campus. This is a photo scavenger hunt complete with prizes, so bring your smart phone for snapping and sharing [...]

Apr
24
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
25
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
26
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
27
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
27
2017

NUTC Seminar: "Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces" - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Evanston

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents: Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces - Anne Goodchild, University of WashingtonAllan & Inger Osberg Associate ProfessorSCTL Center Director   Research Interests: Analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation   SPEAKER BIO: Anne Goodchild joined the University of [...]

Apr
27
2017

10th Annual ANSER Symposium

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

Registration and info available at at http://isen.nu/anser17   Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pancoe Auditorium, 2200 Campus Drive 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Interface Science of Soft Matter and Hybrid Photovoltaics"Tobin Marks, Northwestern University Friday, April 28, 2017 - Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, North [...]

Apr
28
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

Apr
28
2017

10th Annual ANSER Symposium

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM, Off-Campus

Registration and info available at at http://isen.nu/anser17   Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Pancoe Auditorium, 2200 Campus Drive 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Interface Science of Soft Matter and Hybrid Photovoltaics"Tobin Marks, Northwestern University Friday, April 28, 2017 - Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, North [...]

Apr
29
2017

Art Inspired by the Science of Climate Change, Chicago exhibit

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

Visit the main atrium of the Arthur Rubloff Building in downtown Chicago to view an exhibit of art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law graduate Alisa Singer transform data [...]

May
1
2017

FINAL DEADLINE: Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)

All day, Evanston

Northwestern University has joined the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) with organizational representation from the Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN). Founded by President Bill Clinton in 2007, CGI U networks the innovation talents of students from more [...]

May
9
2017

Clean Energy Trust Challenge

8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Off-Campus

About the CET ChallengeThe Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation. Run by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, the Challenge has led to the development and growth of over 95 businesses throughout the Midwest. The hallmark [...]

May
15
2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Resnick Family Social Impact Program

All day, No Location

In early 2016, ISEN launched the Resnick Family Social Impact Program, which supports student projects that address significant local and global challenges in sustainability and energy. The Program, seeded by a generous $500,000 gift from Paula Stamler Resnick (WCAS ’86) [...]

May
16
2017

Catalysis Club of Chicago Annual Spring Symposium

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Off-Campus

The Catalysis Club of Chicago invites you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The length of abstracts for oral presentations should not exceed one page. Twenty five minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation. Please indicate what type [...]

May
18
2017

Limelight USGBC-Illinois Annual Fundraiser

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Off-Campus

Celebrate achievements in sustainability and network with leaders in the Illinois green building community at USGBC-Illinois' most important fundraiser of the year. Share a fun and exciting evening with members, friends, sponsors and many other professionals from the sustainability industry. Enjoy [...]

May
19
2017

Guest Speaker Seminar - Jeb Barrett

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Off-Campus

Guest speaker, Jeb Barrett from Virginia Tech, will discuss topics about their research: Response of soil biota to climate variability, ecosystem functioning, Carbon sequestration in managed ecosystems.

Jun
2
2017

The Global Energy Challenge: Research Showcase from UChicago Experts

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Off-Campus

Access to reliable energy is critical for economic growth. But at the same time, the world’s energy choices are leading to levels of pollution that are substantially shortening people’s lives and causing climate change. The energy challenge requires identifying solutions [...]

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