By UW–Madison policy, all non-essential campus events have been cancelled through at least April 10. Events listed here may be postponed or cancelled, sometimes on short notice. Please check back frequently for the latest information.
Jay Schmeucker's aim is to make the public—especially farmers—aware that we will need to develop such alternative fuels and fertilizers as fossil fuels become depleted and more expensive, and as climate change worsens. Developing local manufacturing processes to generate carbon-free fuel and fertilizer and powering those processes with renewable energy sources like solar and wind will eliminate farmers’ reliance on fossil fuels.
9:00am | Gordon Commons - Concerto Room (241B)
UPDATE: All non-essential campus events at UW–Madison are cancelled beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 through at least April 10. For the health and safety of our speakers and to comply with campus policy, we will be postponing our event, "Advancing Wisconsin’s Rural Bioeconomy." We have not yet determined when the event will be held, so check back for more information.
How can we collectively limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius? In the Climate Solutions Workshop, participants will identify strategies and test their impacts on global temperature using an interactive, cutting-edge computer simulation. Join us to create your own climate future using evidence-based modeling and engaging conversations.
Workshop Facilitators: Scott Williams and Allison Bender, WEI Education and Outreach
This workshop offers hands-on activities, class discussions, and classroom-based applications to enhance students' understanding of BioEnergy. Participants will explore BioEnergy resources (including solid biomass, biogas, and liquid biofuels) and discuss the benefits and challenges of utilizing these sources compared with conventional fossil fuels. Through hands-on experiences this workshop will highlight how BioEnergy resources work and how Wisconsin is utilizing them.
9:00am | Wisconsin Energy Institute
Each year, the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp equips a select group of students and early-career professionals with the tools and understanding needed to approach the clean energy challenges of today and tomorrow.
4:30pm | Wisconsin Energy Institute, Room 1115
All non-essential campus events at UW–Madison are cancelled beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 through at least April 10. For the health and safety of our speakers and to comply with campus policy, we will be postponing the March 31st Forward in Energy Forum until the Fall semester. We are currently planning to hold the event on September 29th, but check back for more information.