Atlantic Council Opening Session

1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
11:00 AM—12:00 PM
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The vision for Penn State as the Energy University;

Stepping forward as the higher education leader in:

Over the last year, we have developed the vision, and we are moving forward as we build on Penn State’s expertise and rankings.

Penn State ranks among the top five research universities for scholarly output in five sectors. They are:

  1. Energy Policy, Economics and Law
  2. Fossil Fuels, Combustion, Turbo, and Carbon Capture
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Distribution Efficiency, Grid, Storage, and Smart Buildings
  5. Energy and the Environment

We are the only university in the top five of all five categories—and we are in good company—with MIT, University of California Berkley, Stanford, Texas A&M, and a few other select universities.

This expertise is at the core of our new initiatives surrounding The Energy University vision.

Today, I’ll share a bit about the work underway.

To begin, let’s look at what Penn State is doing to advance the work around Energy Policy, Economics and Law with a Center for Energy Policy.

Another area of national importance and Penn State’s focus is Communication about Science to Society

Next let’s look at the segment Fossil Fuels, Combustion, Turbo, and Carbon Capture...

Next I’d like to focus on how Penn State is working to advance our ability to produce energy more effectively and efficiently and in an environmentally sound way.

Here’s another example: we’re looking at using the Penn State Physical Plant as an educational resource and testing center.

Finally, I’d like to talk about a new pilot, the Keystone Institute, and how it can support our work in energy.

Next Steps: