Methane: A Uniquely Difficult Greenhouse Gas Mitigation problem

Discussions of greenhouse gas assessment and control are dominated by atmospheric carbon dioxide, but atmospheric methane poses problems of comparable scale and greater complexity. Net positive sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide-fossil fuel combustion and manufacturing processes-are the result of deliberate human activity and therefore readily quantified. However, dominant sources of anthropogenic methane are unintentional, widely dispersed, and in some cases intermittent.

N.C. Science and Technology Policy: Perspectives on Leveraging Science and Technology in Building a Stronger N.C.

Please join us for a candid conversation over coffee and snacks with Dr. John Hardin, Executive Director of the N.C. Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation. We will be discussing the work how science and technology policy is developed at the state level, how state policy builds on federal policy, and how science and technology are drivers for economic development across the NC.

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Energy Week at Duke 2019

Save the dates for Energy Week at Duke (Mon. Nov. 4 - Fri. Nov. 7, 2019)! Hear from industry thought leaders at the Duke University Energy Conference (Nov. 6) and take part in several other events exploring what's next in energy technology, policy, and business. Learn. Network. Compete (or just watch!).

This student-organized event series is supported by the Duke University Energy Initiative, the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business, and many university and corporate partners.

2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join us for the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 4-7, 2019 in historic downtown Durham, North Carolina.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality.

Diving into the Green New Deal with Greentech Media (Energy Mix + Panel Discussion)

The Green New Deal rattled Washington with its call "to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers." Lawmakers are grappling with how to use federal policy to achieve a nationwide reduction in carbon emissions from energy. But what do the people who build clean energy think about it? Greentech Media and the Duke University Energy Initiative will host a panel discussion on this topic, featuring leaders from climate activism, the utility sector and the clean energy industry.

Women in Energy

Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce, but that's changing. What's it like to be a woman working in energy? What can both male and female executives do to encourage sector diversity? And what skills make any young professional well-prepared for an energy career? All are welcome at our Women in Energy panel discussion featuring four industry innovators on March 22 from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross 107). Students can also sign up for breakout lunch sessions from 1-2 p.m.

Engineering Analysis of Stochastic Mechanics for Nuclear Power Plants at Westinghouse

The design and analysis, as well as the operations and maintenance (O&M), of nuclear power plants involves the accumulation and evaluation of large heterogeneous data sets which have implications to both plant safety and financial performance. This heterogeneity is manifested in the multiplicity of physics, time scales, and general data structure. Uncertainty pervades such data sets thus rendering nondeterministic engineering analysis and companion computational mechanics methods of high importance.