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 Mass Innovation Nights  
February 20, 2018
Greetings Innovators!

Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm we will be at Brandeis University for Mass Innovation Nights #108. It's all about innovation and entrepreneurs! 

Twelve very cool new products from Brandeis University students, alumni and professors will be showcased. Check them out on our website, and vote for the companies you want to see present at the event! 

After the event, please join us at The 99 Restaurant at 110 South St, Waltham (right down the street), for refreshments and more networking.

Thanks to The City of Lowell and UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub for co-sponsoring and co-hosting last week's MIN107 - you can read more about the event on our blog.

Mass Innovation Nights #MIN108
Wednesday March 14, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Brandeis University, Gosman Sports Center
415 South Street
Waltham, MA

Every week our newsletter has the best events and meetups in the Boston area - so please share our newsletter with a friend!  
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P.S. We're coming up on our 9th anniversary (April) of the first Mass Innovation Nights events...it was MIN, just MIN, no numbers. Help us celebrate by sharing your "win." Did you get a job through MIN? Did you launch a product with us and connect with investors, supporters? Did you get inspired? Did you meet an important contact? Tell us! Share your story with the hashtag #MINWIN. 
Every month the Mass Innovation Nights community supports local companies with our free events, social media amplification and newsletter.  We ask you to help spread the word too.

Want to launch with us? We're looking for the following products: wearables, robotics, and SaaS related products, and software products. We're also looking for women founders with digital health, medical devices and  combination devices for an upcoming Women Founders event. Submit your product information today!
Here are the products being featured at MIN108:

Every week, learn more about some of the products you'll see at our next event.
WorkAround is an impact sourcing provider helping companies get more done for less, while giving jobs to refugees.
Vata Verks has developed a cheap and simple non-invasive water usage Smart Sensor for buildings which leverages the fluctuating magnetic fields inside a building's utility meters.
The ABX product family is a portfolio of injectable viscoelastic gels for lubricating and cushioning diseased soft tissues.
Pito Salas
Pito Salas teaches Software Engineering, Architecture and Entrepreneurship in the Brandeis Computer Science Department.
Ben Gomes-Casseres
Ben Gomes-Casseres is a professor at the International Business School, where he directs the MBA program and the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship.
Eva Kaniasty
Eva Kaniasty is the founder of Red Pill UX LLC, a user experience consultancy providing UX strategy, research and interaction design.
Neil McLaughlin
Neil McLaughlin represents both start-ups and early stage entities in connection with capital-raising and operational activities and private equity investors making growth equity investments.

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  • MIN106 alum Veggie Table Foods was featured in Wicked Local Sharon
  • MIN86 alum Cake was featured in this article in the Boston Globe
  • Congratulations to these MIN alumni who are finalists in BostInno's Tech Madness BracketAcquia from MIN16Accion from MIN100 Space Techbotkeeper from MIN87Care Academy from MIN87, past sponsor ez CaterInsight Squared from MIN35, past host LevelUpShoobx from MIN96, past sponsor ToastWordstream from MIN30LogMeIn from MIN18, and past host and sponsor TripAdvisor.
  • MIN86 alum TripBuddy was featured in BostInno
Pretzel Kids® is a kids yoga brand offering proprietary yoga training courses for adults, kids classes, events & more! Pretzel Kids wants to offer their training to Boston public school teachers - for free. This will allow these educators to instill the tools of mindfulness and yoga at an early age to thousands of kids. Support this project here!
Eight companies will pitch for the audience and judges. In addition, the room will have approximately 20 other businesses displaying their ideas in an Innovation Showcase before the event and during networking time. 
SCORE, a 60 year old, non profit organization affiliated with the Federal Small Business Association (SBA) has created a Pitch Competition for Boston area startups and small businesses looking to gain exposure and win cash and prizes, as well as to help them grow their companies. Participants have access to in-kind prizes and gifts from partners as well. Application deadline is March 1. More information here.
MassChallenge is looking for the most-promising startups across industries and regions around the world! Apply for the chance to access millions in cash prizes, expert mentorship, top corporates, free office space, and more - all at zero cost and for zero equity. Deadlines for the 2018 Boston accelerator: Early Bird: March 1 at 12 pm ET, Final: March 28 at 12 pm ET. Use code 2018BOSMassInnovationNights25 for a 25% discount on your application! More information here.
The 2018 ILC Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner on May 3, 2018 will honor outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech business and life science business. 
Nominations are being accepted now through March 9, 2018.Self-nominations are encouraged. For all categories, nominees must be a foreign-born founder of a business headquartered in Massachusetts 2014 or earlier. More information here.

NewCo Boston on April 11-12 is a 2-day festival designed to highlight companies in the region and the work they are doing. This 'open-house' format lets YOU get INSIDE their office to meet with their company leaders and learn about their business. What are you waiting for?  More information here.
The City of Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program is a collaboration between The Capital Network and the City to provide training to early-stage entrepreneurs. The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program provides five (5) HUD eligible Cambridge early-stage entrepreneurs in the consumer products, clean energy, high tech, and life sciences clusters a scholarship to the member program. Application deadline is May 1, 2018. More information here.
The Accelerate AI Business conference on May 1-4 gathers top executive speakers, AI experts and industry business professionals. Attend and understand how companies are gaining competitive advantage using AI in finance, healthcare, and across industries through case studies, talks, discussion panels. More information here.
BostonENET's eMinute program is a great way for founders to build experience pitching their companies in front of a large, friendly audience. Founders get 90 seconds to introduce their company, talk about the problem they're solving, the traction they've gotten, and what their next step is. Each pitch is followed by several minutes of feedback and suggestions from the panelists that are presenting during the main portion of the meeting. More information here
Over the last 8 years, Mass Innovation Nights has helped to launch more than 1000 new products in the Greater Boston market. These companies have received more than $2 billion in collective funding. Our unique social media powered model drives more than 3 million views a month. Our newsletter goes out weekly to thousands of local startup and entrepreneurial enthusiasts. Our monthly events (only 1 month left to sponsor in 2018) bring in foot traffic and generate important visibility for our hosts. 
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Technical, entrepreneurial and innovative women, sign up today to get more visibility for your company or your career. Every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, investors and influencers. Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!

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Events and Opportunities
March 2-3, 8:00am-6:00pm
Hosted by the MIT Energy Club. Held at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel, the largest student-led energy conference in the U.S. will explore enabling technologies for the future of clean energy, energy digitization, and existing energy infrastructure—in addition to non-technology based perspectives (such as policy and funding). Featuring keynote speakers, panels, an Energy Showcase Event, and plenty of networking opportunities, the conference aims to foster a dialogue for attendees to share ideas and make new connections to help shape the future of energy.
Learn more and get tickets.
January 31, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS). Water quality and water supply reliability are challenged by climate change in ways that affect livelihoods and ecosystems alike. Given the short- and long-term uncertainty and the regional differences in the ways climate affects water systems, what is to be done? Join J-WAFS for a panel featuring research by MIT graduate students and postdocs that addresses this challenging water management issue. Learn more.
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2018
Open to MIT community members only. Run by the MIT China Future City Lab. Launch your urban-related company, service, or product in China! Design X and the MIT-Tsinghua Future City Innovation Connector announce the inaugural China Ventures Workshop, bringing MIT entrepreneurial teams to China to learn about its startup ecosystem and to engage with representatives from cities and companies.

The two-week workshop will take place at Tsinghua University in Beijing and will include travel to several partnering cities. Faculty from MIT Design X, the China Future Cities Lab, and Tsinghua University will teach the workshop. All student travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the program. Learn more and apply.
March 1, 7:00-10:00pm
Hosted by the MIT Energy Club. The Energy Club's mission is to bring students, professionals, and policymakers together for fact-based analyses of the most pressing energy challenges. Held on the MIT campus, the MIT​ ​Energy​ ​Career​ ​Fair​ ​aims​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​the​ ​innovative​ ​talent​ ​and​ ​the employers​ ​in​ ​the​ energy ​field​ ​by​ ​targeting​ ​students​ ​at​ ​premier​ Boston area ​universities​. Build your company's talent pipeline with an exclusive community of​ qualified,​ ​focused,​ ​motivated,​ ​extraordinary​ individuals, including ​MIT​ ​and​ ​Harvard​ ​students interested​ ​in energy.
Companies ​may​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​private​ ​information​ ​session with venue and refreshments provided, and each​ ​company​ ​will receive​ ​a table​ ​and​ ​chairs​ ​to​ ​set​ ​up​ ​their​ ​booth​ ​for networking​ ​with​ ​students.​ A booth at the fair may be purchased for $800 for general companies or $500 for startups. Learn more and register.
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Department of Urban Studies & Planning
This spring 2018 course will leverage the MIT campus as a test bed for understanding climate mitigation and preparing for a low carbon future. It is designed to encourage students to consider the local, state, regional, and national context of solving for carbon neutrality and to allow these factors to inform the development of the pathways they design. 
MITEI is still accepting applications for alternates for our 2018 Solar Spring Break program. We will be returning to Los Angeles, CA this year with GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break, which gives college students the opportunity to spend their vacation week installing solar panels in underserved communities.

Email askmitei-ed@mit.edu with any questions. Learn more and apply.
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The 2018 MIT Energy Conference will be held on March 2nd and 3rd at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel. This year, the largest student-run energy conference in the U.S. will explore enabling technologies for the future of clean energy, energy digitization, and existing energy infrastructure - in addition to non-technology based perspectives (such as policy and funding).

The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers, panels, an Energy Showcase Event, and plenty of networking opportunities.
Join hundreds of professionals, policymakers, visionaries, academics, and students in discussing the changes to come in the energy industry and what it will take to make those changes a reality.

We hope to see you in March at this landmark event!
-The MIT Energy Conference Team
Having trouble registering for the conference? Here's a walkthrough to help guide you through the process. Have any questions? Email us at mitec-contact@mit.edu and we'll help you out!

Preliminary panel topics:

  • Blockchain's potential to act as a market-making platform for decentralized, efficient energy trading
  • The future of solar technology
  • Energy democracy's ability to create accessible and resilient energy for all
  • Challenges and perspectives from the oil and gas sector
  • Funding new energy technologies
Topics are not finalized and are subject to change as they continue to develop, with more to be added

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 Mass Innovation Nights  
August 21, 2017

Greetings Innovators!
The next Mass Innovation Nights event, #MIN102, will be at District Hall in Boston's Seaport District on September 13 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm! Our focus at this event will be FinTech/Financial Literacy products, with special guest State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg! #MIN102 is part of Boston's FinTech Weeka week filled with events and activities focused on the FinTech sector in Boston!

Mass Innovation Nights #MIN102

Wednesday September 13th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm  
The MINions


Every month the Mass Innovation Nights community helps supports local companies with our free events, social media amplification and newsletter.  We ask you to help spread the word too.
Want to launch with us? We're looking for women tech founders and general hardware products for upcoming events. Submit your product information today!
Here are the products being featured at MIN102:

Every week, learn more about some of the products you'll see at our next event.    
Calcbench's next generation financial data tools provide easy access to as-reported financials, hard-to-find metrics, a better way to research company footnotes, and new methods for generating investment ideas. 
will-it is an estate planning tool with a collaborative approach to 'who gets what'. It places a focus on personal and sentimental items that are usually left for family members to sort and divide. 
Keel allows anyone to follow credible investment ideas from verified peer investors with proven track records. 
Pyggly is a gamified savings app that empowers users to achieve their goals. Just concentrate on actions under your control and Pyggly does the rest 


Vasilios Roussos

DCU FinTech Innovation Center

Vasilios leads Workbar's Innovation Centers' practice and the DCU FinTech Innovation Center, which is the leading sponsor of FinTech startups in New England.
Sarah Biller
Sarah teaches a graduate level course on the evolution of Financial Technology at Brandeis University, is the co-Founder of the Boston FinTech Sandbox and leads the Boston Fintech Meetup.

Jean Donnelly

Jean is the Executive Director of the FinTech Sandbox -a non-profit that provides streamlined access to a broad range of financial data.
Kevin Reynolds
Scottish Development International is a government funded organisation that provides 'free-of-charge' support to potential investors, with the goal to help create sustainable employment growth in Scotland and to help businesses thrive. 

Thomson Reuters Labs

Thomson Reuters Labs™ around the world collaborate with customers to solve big problems and rapidly prototype and validate solutions using data science and lean techniques.

Sensible Financial Planning and Management was founded to make state-of-the-art, unbiased and personalized financial advice more widely available.

Envestnet® | Yodlee® is a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services.

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  • MIN101 TwelveJobs was featured in BostInno
  • MIN35 alum InsightSquared was featured in BostInno


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Mass Innovation Nights founder Bobbie Carlton is competing to present at SXSW 2018. Learn more about her panel, Startups: Learn the Art of Crowdpromoting, and register your vote - online voting is one third of the decision for SXSW panels. Register and vote here.  


ChickTech's Advancing the Careers of Technical Women (ACT-W) Conference is coming to Boston August 25-26! Join 200+ women and supporters for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and so much more. All proceeds from the first annual ACT-W Boston Conference go towards providing STEM education programs to local high school girls in Boston through ChickTech. Use promo code INNOVATION20 for discounted admission. More information here.  


The largest conference of its kind in New England, TiE StartupCON on Friday October 6 brings together innovators, business leaders, and funders to celebrate accomplishments in our ecosystem, learn about emerging opportunities and tools for entrepreneurs, and connect with each other. Register here. Early bird tickets available through September 8 - use our discount code AWESOME for $$ off general admission pricing. We have also reserved spots for MIN companies -- check out the Startup EXPO!


TiE Boston's award winning program, ScaleUp, has created an accelerator specifically geared to help growth stage companies overcome common obstacles and barriers to scale. Based in the Boston/Cambridge area, the ScaleUp Team supports Massachusetts-based startups that are now in need of the next stage of knowledge, mentoring, connections and resources, to successfully prepare for scale and their next capital raise. The final deadline to apply is September 1st. More information here. 


Boston Startup Week is coming September 18-22!   
This will be a free, 5-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting the startup community in Boston. Don't miss the chance to learn from some of Boston's most notable startup talent, and meet even more of the folks tackling the same kind of challenges you are. More information here.  


Professional Development Day on September 22-23 provides the opportunity for you to learn from Project Managers and Business Analyst experts and local practitioners about what it takes to move ahead in your career.  This unique conference will expose you to the Program and Portfolio, Risk and Change Management and Advanced Agile concepts. You will also have he opportunity to hear about real-world case studies and practice your skills in hands-on workshops. 


. Apply here.  


MassTLC Growth17 on October 20 gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the best of the best. Their speakers will share lessons learned from success and failure along the way. You'll have the opportunity to interact and discuss with experts the following:   

Scaling and aligning teams; Defining markets and roadmaps; Customer delivery models; Frameworks for effective selling; and Operationalizing an organization to run efficiently and profitably. More information here. 




Most of our 2017 calendar is claimed by hosts/sponsors but we do have a few months left. Hurry and claim your events today. We are looking for experts and sampling tables, and two more hosts. 


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Technical, entrepreneurial and innovative women, sign up today to get more visibility for your company or your career. You know every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, funders and influencers. No more all-male panels, no "token woman". Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!

MOST Friday mornings from 8:30 - 10:00 am, join us at Workbar Arlington, 1167 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington. (Free Parking!) Supported by the creators of Mass Innovation Nights, Innovation Breakfast one-on-one or small group meetings allow us to help connect local entrepreneurs, business people and investors. Please check the schedule for exact dates.


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Message from the Presidents

Dear Chutze,  

The club is in high gear for the MIT Energy Career Fair (March 2) and the MIT Energy Conference (March 3-4)! Early bird tickets for the conference are limited - so please get yours urgently! For students to whom $50 seems like a lot - we'll let you in on a secret: the food alone is worth more than that! So come network with and hear from amazing professionals from around the world for the price of lunches and snacks!


Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia
Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club

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(New) additions and events This Week are identified below

MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22) 
(2)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2) 
(3)  MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (Mar 3)  (New)
MIT Events

(1)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14) 
(2)  e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (Feb 14)  (New)
(3)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)  (New)
(4)  Energy Studies Minor Open House (Feb 16) 
(5)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)  (New)
(6)  Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (Feb 17) 
(7)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17) 
(8)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23) 
(9)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28) 
Non-MIT Events

(1)  Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (Feb 15) 
(2)  Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (Feb 16) 
(3)  BERC Energy Summit (Feb 23)  (New)
(4)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13) 
(5)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)  (New)
(6)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)  (New)
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs 
(2)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2) 
(3)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19) 
Other Notices

(1)  European Energy Students Network Survey
MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications 
 Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm 
 3-333 | Website
Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (2) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 
 Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
 Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website
The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (3) MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (New)
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 
 Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website
Early bird tickets are selling fast! Join us for the largest student-led energy conference in the US! The MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum, Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, MIT, and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. In addition, companies and students can be involved in the Showcase and Coffee Chats (for career opportunities). For more information please visit our website, and don't miss out on your ticket!
MIT Events

 (1) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar 
 Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
 Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website
Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (2) e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (New)
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
 26-100 | Website
Screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie will start at 6:30 PM in MIT Theater 26-100. After the screening, the MIT Clean Energy Prize team will be available to discuss their "Energy for Developing Economies" track and provide snacks!

 (3) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 
 MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website
The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (4) Energy Studies Minor Open House 
 Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
Are you interested in the Energy Studies Minor? Would you like to meet staff, faculty and students who share your interests in energy. Join us February 16th, 2017 in the Energy Commons (10-063). Learn more about the minor, ask questions, bring your transcript. Light lunch will be provided. "The energy minor really gives student the tools to use their technical background to address climate issues. The curriculum dos an amazing job of bridging the gap between academia and what's going on in the world." Chris Welch, SB '13 Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Energy Studies Minor; SM '15 Mechanical Engineering. Any questions? Email MITEI Education at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (5) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm 
 NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website
Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (6) Career Insights: Saudi Aramco 
 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
Please join Aramco's Advanced Materials Team located within the Aramco Research Center-Boston to learn about the group's work supporting downstream research challenges. Our chemists and engineers will share experiences and discuss opportunities. A presentation by Michele Ostraat, who leads the Advanced Materials Team, will offer an overview of activities and a Q&A session provides a chance to talk with other center researchers. Lunch will be hosted by Aramco. Please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (7) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 
 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm 
 | Website
Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (8) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci 
 Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
 Energy Commons | Website
Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online.Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (9) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House 
 Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.
Non-MIT Events

 (1) Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow 
 Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
 75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142 | Website
Siemens is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative for a special event including an overview of MIT's recently launched The Utility of the Future study. This comprehensive report addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. Following this presentation from MIT, join industry experts and thought leaders as Siemens Financial Services hosts a panel discussion on how flexible financing options will support the transformation of the power sector.

 (2) Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective 
 Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm 
 Westin Copley Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston | Website
Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reporting on that science have become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism. This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss the evolution of their professional experience and their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in these fields, especially under the Trump Administration. Moderated by: John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists ; Featured Panelists: Joe Romm, author, editor of Climate Progress, and science advisor to National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously"; Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Journalism Fellow; Seth Borenstein, award-winning national science writer for the Associated Press. Event coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference. Cocktail reception to follow discussion, free and open-to-the-public. Space is limited so please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-science-environment-a-journalists-perspective-february-16-2017/?mc_cid=bf3ade4f82&mc_eid=e4a25e8f2f

 (3) BERC Energy Summit (New)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 to Friday, Feb 24, 2017 
 Berkeley, CA | Website
The BERC Energy Summit brings together over 600 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs annually to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, The BERC Energy Summit will explore our theme, "The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future Together." Aptly timed just a month after the Presidential inauguration, the event will focus on how to navigate divergent perspectives to chart the course for a secure and clean energy future. Members of the MIT Energy Club can get can receive 20% off any ticket option by using the discount code Christie20 in the Eventbrite checkout.

 (4) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 
 Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to 
 Zurich, Switzerland | Website
I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (5) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017 
 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website
This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (6) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (New)
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 
 Ladakh, India | Website
Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs 
 San Francisco | Website
Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (2) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair 
 Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website
Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (3) BP Sophomore Experience 
 Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017 
 Chicago | Website
BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.
Other Notices

 (1) European Energy Students Network Survey 
 | Website
We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.
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