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Energy Transition Symposium Welcomes Posters from Students Across All Disciplines

The UMass Amherst Energy Transition Symposium is encouraging students from across all disciplines to register for a poster presentation to be held during the afternoon showcase of the May 15 event.  

The Energy Transition Symposium, a showcase for energy transition research and campus climate action at UMass Amherst, will take place in the Student Union Ballroom on Monday, May 15. There are two poster sessions, one from 12:45 to 1:45 and another from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Both will take place in the Student Union Ballroom. After the second poster session there will be a presentation of the UMass Carbon Zero plan. 

“We strongly encourage any Five College students, undergraduate or graduate students, as well as students in the arts and humanities to display their work,” says Angie Gregory, associate director of the Energy Transition Institute. “We welcome topics of social equity, energy, water, climate change, climate communications, global warming, climate migration and displacement.” 

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. with an Early Career Panel featuring Jose LaSalle ’16, founder and CEO of florrent; Katie MacDonald ’12 of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Michael Ising, project manager for Quest Energy Group; and Susannah Hatch, who authored a Commonwealth Magazine article on the environmental and economic equity reasons why a Massachusetts climate bill is needed.  

Organizers ask that if work to be submitted is larger than the traditional poster-on-an-easel format, please contact them at ETI@umass.edu to make special arrangements.  

Poster submissions can be made here; the deadline is May 1. 

The symposium is sponsored by ELEVATE in partnership with the Energy Transition Institute, the iCons Program, Clean Energy Extension, Campus Sustainability, and the Wind Energy Fellows Program