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UIC Energy Initiative Newsletter - February 2018



Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholder Breakfast


Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 8:00 AM 11:30 AM

Holland & Knight
131 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60603

To participate in the advanced energy group stakeholders series, click here



UIC Urban Innovation Symposium

Weathering the Storm – Climate Change Panel



Elizabeth Kócs, Director at UIC Energy Initiative, chaired a discussion with panelists Commissioner Debra Shore, Sarah Cardona, Rachel Scheu, and Elena Grossman discussing the challenges and conflicts for the Chicago region in weathering the climate impacts on our communities to come by 2050 and beyond, with a strong focus on the intersection of water, energy and public health. Watch the recording of the panel discussion held on February 16th on the UIC Campus.



 Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050

2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix



2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is back again this spring from April 2-6, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. 


Materials Needs for Energy Sustainability by 2050—100% Replacement of Fossil Fuels by Sustainable Alternatives

Wednesday, April 4- PCC North, 100 Level, Ballroom 120 D, Phoenix, Arizona
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Click here for more info| RSVP—Deadline is Friday, March 30 | RSVP here


Sustainability, Environment and Energy Symposium (SEES)

SEES is an excellent opportunity for all graduate and undergraduate students to share their research in front of an interdisciplinary audience of peers and subject matter experts, academics and professionals. It also provides a great opportunity to network with professionals. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. Click here to know more about the event. To submit your abstract and to present your research at the symposium, please complete the form here. 

Hosted by UIC Energy Initiative and BEEST, and sponsored by the UIC Urban Planning and Policy Student Association (UPPSA)


Sustainability Training for Women Entrepreneurs

Scale it Up is conducting a hands-on sustainability strategy workshop for women entrepreneurs in Chicago. You will get equipped with the knowledge and skills to build a business that takes people, planet, and profit into account. 

This workshop will be held in Chicago, IL February 28 – March 2. To register for this workshop, click here.    


Career Beyond Academia

February 28, 2018 | Goethe Institut, 150 N Michigan Ave, #200 Chicago-IL | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Click here to RSVP for free




Illinois Green Alliance Internships

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Green Home Engagement Intern

Marketing and Communications Intern