News & Events Archives 2010
"Life-Cycle Analysis: Alternative Strategies for End-of-Life Materials Management"
Morton A. Barlaz
North Carolina State University
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010, 3:30 pm
IIT Chicago Campus, E1 Auditorium
IIT Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) and Armour College of Engineering, in conjunction with the 2010 American Academy of Environmental Engineers Kappe Lecture Series, will present a joint seminar featuring Morton A. Barlaz, professor and head of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, September 15 in the E1 Auditorium. WISER Seminar details.
IIT WISER Offers Fall 2010 Courses in Energy and Sustainability
The following courses are being offered across IIT's various colleges and departments in the area of Energy and Sustainability. Click course name for complete description.
CAE 544: Urban Transportation Planning
CAE 555: Transportation Systems Evaluation
CHE 541 Renewable Energy Technologies
ECE 580 Elements of Sustainable Energy
ECE 581 Elements of Smart Grid
ENVE 545 Risk Assessment: Public Health and Ecological Risk
INTM 560 The Carbon Economy
INTM 561 Energy Options for Industry
MMAE 426/MMAE 522 Nuclear, Fossil Fuel, and Sustainable Energy Systems
IIT to Establish $12.6 Million Smart Grid Training Center
Illinois Institute of Technology has received $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support a total $12.6 million collaborative effort to establish a Smart Grid Education and Workforce Training Center.The center will be completed within three years and will offer smart grid technology courses and certificate programs for people of all ages via on-campus and distance-learning classes.
IIT's current smart grid and power engineering infrastructures led by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will help train groups from utilities, corporations, labor unions, veterans, K-12 educators, universities, and community colleges to take on global challenges in smart grid technology, energy independence, clean tech, and sustainable energy. The new center is expected to train nearly 49,000 people in a three year period. Full Article
View Governor Quinn's Announcement at IIT [May 12, 2010]
WISER Formula Hybrid Team Wins GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award
Posted IIT Today 5/17/10
The IIT formula hybrid racing team, WISER Scarlett Hawk Racing, traveled to New Hampshire the first week of May to compete in the 4th annual Formula Hybrid International Competition, and came away with the top GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award. A new category of award this year, the GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award rewarded teams for the level of complexity of their hybrid systems. 26 teams entered the Formula Hybrid International Competition this year, and three were awarded a GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award. The IIT team took first place, which includes a $2500 prize, followed by Yale and Lawrence Tech.
C2ST Event at IIT: Storing Alternative Energies
Posted IIT Today: 1/28/10
As we near the end of the 21st century's first decade, it has become painfully clear that the current forms of energy storage currently in use are obsolete and inadequate. With the world's demand for energy growing ever steadily, the need for innovative, economical, and environmentally sound ways of storing and distributing power is at the forefront of today's energy research.
Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, IIT, Michael R. Wasielewski, director, Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center and Jeff Chamberlain, senior account manager, Office of Technology Transfer, Argonne National Laboratory as they discuss state-of-the-art solar, battery, and smart grid technologies that might one day redefine our understanding of energy use and storage.
This event will take place at the IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center (3201 S. State Street) on Thursday, February 18. Registration and a reception begin at 5 pm, and the main program begins at 6 pm.
Note: Registration is required: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. A discounted rate of $5 is available for students (email firstname.lastname@example.org for the promo code). Register here