[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun May 23 17:04:52 PDT 2010


Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Complex Bidding in Wholesale Electricity Markets (Joint with Energy &  
Environmental Economics Seminar)
Speaker: Mar Reguant-Rido (MIT)
Time: 10:30a–12:00p
Location: E52-244, Please note day and time change
Web site: http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/5563

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): IO Workshop (Sponsored by Analysis Group)

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Energy Future: Inventing Tomorrow's Technologies

Speaker: Professor Vladimir Bulovic, MIT Associate Professor of  
Electrical Engineering

Time: 6:30p–8:30p

Location: 66-110

Prof. Bulovic leads the Lab of Organic and Nanostructured Electronics  
and is the co-director of the MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center, the MIT  
Solar Revolutions Project, and co-leads the MIT Energy Studies  
Program. Professor Bulovic?s research interests include studies of  
physical properties of organic and inorganic nanocrystal composite  
thin films and the development of novel optoelectronic organic &  
hybrid nano-scale devices. He has authored over 80 published research  
articles and 45 U.S. patents in areas of organic and nanostructured  
light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, chemical sensors, and  
programmable memories. He is a founder of QD Vision, Inc. in  
Watertown, MA, a quantum dot optolectronics company, and Kateeva, Inc.  
of Menlo Park, California USA, a printed organic electronics startup.  
Prof. Bulovic is a recipient of the United States Presidential Early  
Carrier Award for Scientist and Engineers, the National Science  
Foundation Career Award, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award, the Bose  
Award, the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Award for Outstanding Teaching,  
and was named to Technology Review TR100 List.

6:30 - 7:00 Registration & Networking, with refreshments
7:00 - 8:15 Prof. Vladimir Bulovic
8:15 - 9:00 Networking, with refreshments
9:00 Continued at The Muddy, with cash bar

Web site: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vm?eventID=44521&groupI

Open to: the general public

Cost: $10 for students, $15 for MITCOB members and guests, $25 for  

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Campus Events, MIT Club of Boston Energy

For more information, contact:
617 669 5358
sfthomas at alum.mit.edu


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inorganic Seminars Series: Changhoon Lee - Nocera Group - MIT

Time: 4:15p–5:15p

Location: 6-120

Inorganic Seminars Series 2009-2010

Students Seminars

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Chemistry

For more information, contact:
Najat Kessler - Department of Chemistry
najatk at mit.edu

Editorial Comment:  The Nocera Group is working on the basic  
mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry (http://web.mit.edu/chemistry/dgn/www/research/index.html 



Monday, May 24
Sustainable Seafood Isn’t Just for People
Michelle Cho and Jennifer Goldstein
Sustainable Fisheries, Conservation Department, New England Aquarium

7 p.m.

NE Aquarium's Harborside Learning Lab

More and more people are asking where their seafood is coming from and  
how it was caught or raised. But this question is also being asked  
about the seafood that we feed to the countless animals that we care  
for. In 2009, the New England Aquarium's Conservation Department  
completed an internal study of the species fed to the Aquarium's  
animals. Learn about these species and the challenges of balancing  
sustainability with the needs of the Aquarium's most finicky eaters  
with wild fisheries specialists Jennifer Goldstein and Michelle Cho

RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar/854720890?view=Detail&id=102581


2010 GoGreen Awards

The City of Cambridge invites you to
celebrate business and institutional leaders who have taken action to  
create a more sustainable city.
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reception: 5:30PM     Program: 6:15 to 7PM
Chat with experts who can help you save money, go greener, and enhance  
your image.

GUEST SPEAKER: Julia Wolfe, zero waste planner for Save That Stuff, a  
waste management company that helps 3000+ businesses and institutions  
collect recyclables, vegetable oil and other recoverable materials.

Thank you to Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar for providing  

RSVP to 617-349-4604 or randers at cambridgema.gov.

Financing Your Solar Project
May 27, 2010 at 6–8:00 PM
4th floor meeting room at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
Sponsored by City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Energy Alliance
RSVP http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZL2SYZN

This is an excellent opportunity for Cambridge citizens to learn about  
renewable energy programs and resources available to develop local  
projects. Larry Chretien, Executive Director of the Mass Energy  
Consumers Alliance will provide an update on net metering and  
investment opportunities in Massachusetts. In addition, a panel of  
local contractors and program providers will share their expertise to  
help residents and businesses take advantage of robust incentives and  
resources to develop renewable energy projects.



Three Of New England's Most Creative Singers Join Voices Against  
Climate Change
Saturday, June 12 — 7:00 pm
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

Mili Bermejo, Warren Senders, Dominique Eade
On Saturday, June 12, three singers from widely varied musical  
traditions will join together to draw attention to the global climate  
crisis.  Featured artists include: the Latin jazz stylings of the Mili  
Bermejo/Dan Greenspan duo, Hindustani classical vocalist Warren  
Senders, and the brilliant jazz singer Dominique Eade.  The music  
begins at 7:00 pm, at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.   
Tickets are $20; $15 students/seniors.  All proceeds will go to the  
environmental organization www.350.org.  For information and ticket  
purchasing, please go to the event website:  http://www.warrensenders.com/journal/?page_id=1158

Editorial Comment:  I've heard Dominique Eade sing a few times, always  
with great enjoyment, jammed years ago at parties with Warren Senders,  
and know Mili Bermejo by her fine reputation and from running into her  
at the local stores from time to time.  They are three great musicians  
and teachers united for an important cause.  If you can, please come  
to the concert.

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