The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) held its Summer Symposium online this year during the afternoons of Monday, July 27 – Thursday July 30, 2020. It included presentations by the 20 outstanding UROP Fellows sponsored by the Energy Institute.
On Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-16, 2020, 9:00 am – noon, Automotive Futures held this year’s Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century conference. Featuring top experts from academia, industry and the automotive analysis community, the event explored the multiple factors faced by manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, consumers and policymakers that will tip the scales toward electric vehicle adoption in the years ahead. Held online this year, registration is free for U-M students, faculty and staff.
On Thursday July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am, Tony Reames of the School for Environment and Sustainability will be a panelist in a webinar on “Tackling Energy Poverty – Domestic and International Strategies, Challenges and Insights.” The discussion will focus on equitable energy burdens and consumption strategies during COVID-19, and is part of Carnegie Mellon University’s webinar series, “Energy, Resilience and COVID-19: Pivoting in 2020.”
This month’s Energy Institute newsletter features congratulations to assistant professors David Kwabi for his receipt of the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal and Wenhao Sun for his DOE Early Career research grant. It also welcomes Rebecca Pickens, the institute’s new postdoctoral fellow working on energy social science, and highlights recent…
On Wednesday July 1 at 11:oo am, ThirdWay is hosting a webinar on “Responding to the Crisis: Climate and the 2020 Campaign,” featuring Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other political luminaries. This event is part of an interactive web panel series on how policymakers and thought leaders can continue to…
On June 18, 2020 University of Michigan Professor of Business Administration, Nejat Seyhun, and Daniel Raimi, Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future, discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the energy industry as well as the global…
Although the COVID-19 pandemic showed us how telecommuting can radically reduce driving and associated emissions, it will constrain using car-shared services and buses. The fuel efficiency of personally owned passenger vehicles is again going to be extremely critical for climate protection and energy security. Connectivity can provide the information needed…
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) will hold its 2020 Annual Merit Review (AMR) virtually on June 1-4, 2020. Visit the AMR webpage for more information and registration. The Annual Merit Review is a key event each year at VTO, which is one of the Sustainable…
We at the U-M Energy Institute hope that all of our colleagues and affiliates are staying safe and healthy in this difficult time. Like many units, UMEI is working remotely under the University of Michigan’s guidelines following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. We are planning the coming year’s…
This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, first held in 1970, and U-M has a wide range of events planned. Everyone should check out the special Earth Day at 50 website that U-M has set up for the occasion. Activities shift into high gear right after…