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Outreach Activities

WISER partners across the university to provide community outreach and educational services for the university community and its multiple external constituents. Specifically, WISER facilitates seminars, community outreach, and educational opportunities that advance public understanding and generate community discourse on sustainable energy, sustainability, and related issues, problems, concerns, and solutions and options within the surrounding communities.

A listing of 2018/2019 WISER outreach activities is provided below.

2018/2019 Outreach Activities

WISER/Galvin Center hosted a tour of the Exhibition Room/Sustainable Campus for:

STEM Innovation + Leadership Academy (Aug. 5, 2019)
(as part of IIT/Exelon Collaboration)

WISER co-sponsored the:

2019 UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (July 18-30, 2019)

"Implementation: Moving Mountains One Handful of Soil at a Time,"

in collaboration with UIC, UIUC, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Loyola University, Argonne National Lab, Clean Energy Trust, and UI Labs.

WISER Driector provided keynote lecture for:

IIT Summer Immersion Program (June 19, 2019)

WISER/Galvin Center hosted a tour of the WISER/Galvin Exhibition Room and Cogeneration Plant (with IIT Facilities Department) for the:

4th Annual Grid Modernization Forum
(Chicago, May 20, 2019)

WISER/Galvin Center and C2ST co-sponsored an:

NAE Workshop at IIT campus:
"Smart Cities for a Sustainable Globalization"
(April 2019)

WISER sponsored the:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Midwest Regional Conference:
High School Program (March 2019)

The 2019 WISER Distinguished Lecture was presented by:

Douglas J. Arent, Deputy Associate Lab Director
Scientific Computing and Energy Analysis

titled:

“New Directions in Strategic Energy Analysis” (Wed., Feb. 27, 2019).

WISER co-sponsored the:

IIT Ph.D. Program in Architecture Graduate Student Symposium (Nov. 16-18, 2018)


WISER co-sponsored the:

2018 UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (Aug. 9-22, 2018):

"re(new): Communities and Ourselves,”


in collaboration with UIC, UIUC, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Loyola University, Argonne National Lab, Clean Energy Trust, and UI Labs.

WISER sponsored on-campus lecture and tour for the:

Illinois Math and Science Academy International Student Science Fair (June 29, 2018)

WISER Director provides keynote lecture for:

IIT Summer Immersion Program (June 19, 2018)

WISER and Armour College of Engineering co-hosted the:

Carbon-Free Innovation Network (CaFIN) Workshop, A Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Initiative at Illinois Tech (May 14, 2018).

The following organizations were represented:

-- Illinois Institute of Technology
-- McMaster University
-- University of Notre Dame
-- Sabanci University (Turkey)
-- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

WISER launched a one-day symposium on:

“The Role of Carbon Management in Creating a Pathway to Sustainability” at IIT (April 13, 2018).

The symposium included two keynote talks on:
“DOE’s Carbon Capture Program”
“Sustainable Cities in a World of Climate Change”

and three panels on:
“Technological Options for CO2 Capture and Sequestration”
“CO2 and the Built Environment”
“Policy and Politics of Carbon Management”
 

The 2018 WISER Distinguished Lecture was presented by:

Rakesh Agrawal, Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at School of Engineering, Purdue University titled on:

“Challenging and Opportunities in an Emerging Economy” (April 4, 2018).


WISER provided financial support for:

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) - IIT Student Chapter to attend the 2018 National Conference at Georgia Tech (April 2018).

WISER sponsored:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Midwest Regional Conference: High School Program (March 2018)

WISER provided lecture and tour for:

Scholarship Symposium in support of Undergraduate Admission Office (Feb. 9, 2018)