The third installment in the UH Energy Symposium Series confronted the long-debated issue “Going Nuclear: Risk, Odds and Potential” on February 15 at the Student Center. The well-balanced panel consisted of Armond Cohen, the Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force; Shirley Ho, professor and Assistant Chair at Nanyang Technological University; Mark Jacobson, Director of the atmosphere and energy program of Stanford University; and Jessica Lovering, Director of Energy at the Breakthrough Institute. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director of the Clean Energy Program at Third Way, moderated the event.
UH Energy hosted its second symposium in the 2016-2017 series, titled “Shale Development: Six Degrees of Consideration” on November 29. The panel and moderator were all members of TAMEST, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science. David T. Allen from the University of Texas at Austin; John Barton from Texas A&M; Brian W. Stump from Southern Methodist University; Melinda E. Taylor from University of Texas at Austin, Gene Theodori from Sam Houston State University; and Michael Young from the University of Texas at Austin contributed as guest speakers. UH’s Christine Ehlig-Economides moderated the discussion.
The first topic in the UH Energy 2016-2017 Energy Symposium Series tackled the controversial Clean Power Plan. The discussion, held on September 20, 2016, was well-attended by UH students and faculty, as well as industry professionals. UH Law Center professor Tracy Hester moderated the symposium. Guest speakers included Al Armendariz, Deputy Regional Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign for the Sierra Club; Jeffrey R. Holmstead, partner at Bracewell LLP; John Hall, Associate Vice President of Clean Energy for the Environmental Defense Fund; and Mark Walters, Senior Counsel at Jackson Walker LLP.
The 2016 Offshore Technology Conference, held at NRG Park saw over 68,000 attendees from 120 countries. OTC is a platform for energy industry professionals to meet and discuss ideas and innovations that will better the world in the way of offshore resources.
UH had three booths at OTC: UH Energy, Bauer College of Business and the research and development showcase. Several people, including UH alumni, stopped by the UH Energy booth to discuss continuing education options in UH energy programs. Industry professionals offered internships and inquired about research opportunities at UH.
The final symposium in this year’s series was “Navigating the Future of Personal Transportation” and featured speakers Quincy Allen, district engineer for TXDOT; Emil Frankel, the interim president for the Eno Center for Transportation; Ken Laberteaux, senior principal scientist for the Toyota Research Institute-North America; and Joshua Schank, chief innovation officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Gail Delaughter, transportation reporter for Houston Public Media, moderated the event.
Chris Smith, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy Visits UH Campus
- Going Nuclear: Risk, Odds and Potential 02/2017
- Shale Development in Texas: Six Degrees of Consideration 11/2016
- Clean Power Plan: To Be or Not to Be? 09/2016
- 2016 BSEE Technology Challenge 03/2016
- Navigating the Future of Personal Transportation 03/2016
- Energy Policy: Did the US Win or Lose in the Iran Nuclear Deal? 02/2016
- Direct Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge 01/2016
- Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time? 11/2015
- Arctic Drilling: Untapped Opportunity or Risky Business? 09/2015
- EIHS Summer Camp 07/2015
- Earth Day Houston at Discovery Green 04/2015
- Power Across Texas Energy Innovation Challenge 05/2015
- BP Energy Outlook 2035 04/2015
- Energy Workforce: How Do We Prepare for the Future? Energy Symposium Series 03/2015
- Energy, Culture and Landscapes Presented by Wes Michaels 03/2015
- Private Profit vs Public Good: Do Energy Companies Have a Social Responsibility? Energy Symposium Series 02/2015
- Assessment of STEM Higher Education Education & The Energy Workforce Workshop Series 01/2015
- PetroChallenge at UH 01/2015
- Mike Gerrard on “U.S. Climate Action in an Era of Congressional Hostility” 01/2015
- America's Energy Infrastructure: Is it Safe? Energy Symposium Series 11/2014
- The Talent Pipeline: House Bill 5, Upskilling and Best Practices Education & The Energy Workforce Workshop Series 10/2014
- US Energy Independence: Good for the Nation? Energy Symposium Series 09/2014
- Short- and Long-term Workforce Needs from a Macro Perspective Education & The Energy Workforce Workshop Series 09/2014
- EIHS Summer Camp 07/2014
- Earth Day Houston at Discovery Green 04/2014