Penn State's goal of being the "Energy University" will be a major topic at this year's Energy Days conference, scheduled for May 30-31 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. While Penn State (and indeed the entire state of Pennsylvania) has always been an international leader in energy scholarship, research, and extension, current strategic plans at the university are to grow this area of excellence even further, so that Pennsylvania and the surrounding region can be at the forefront of reaping the benefits of truly outstanding energy knowledge, technologies, systems, and approaches. The university's strategic plan and capital campaign will be specifically addressing this goal, and conversations at this year's Energy Days' will play a significant role in helping to shape the Energy University initiative.
This is the third Energy Days conference held at Penn State, and will build upon the success of past years. At a broad level, the purpose of the conference is to bring together stakeholders and thought leaders from throughout the energy sector to discuss global, regional, and local energy challenges and help forge a vision for transforming the role and effect of energy for the coming generations.
The event will feature a blend of presentations, discussions, networking opportunities and strategic planning sessions. Penn State Extension's Renewable and Alternative Energy programs will be represented at the event with a table display during the poster session. If you attend Energy Days, please be sure to stop by and say hello!
For more information, including registration details, visit the Penn State Energy Days website
Prepared by Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State Extension, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering