Wiki Editors Scheme

February 27th, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News, Opportunities. No Comments.

Interested in global energy politics? Basic computer skills? Looking for a chance to get your work in print?
Through the launch of its OpenOil Editors Scheme, OpenOil is offering the chance for selected students or recent graduates to contribute to a global series of guides covering the extractive industries worldwide. In return we offer you the chance to contribute to our publications. You will also receive basic training in wiki editing skills, support from head office, a certificate and a copy of the book you contributed to over the course of the internship period. As a distance internship, we can offer the flexibility to fit in contributions around your studies or work commitments.

To see what you could be sinking your teeth into, take a look at our growing family of guides at

What are the wiki guides?

A pioneering series of country-level natural resource reference guides, consisting of fully-sourced articles of between 100-1,000 words in English and local languages summarising contracts, assets, issues, policies and the geopolitics of producing countries. Think of a ‘Wikipedia’ for the global energy sector. We also export to print book, e-book and smart phone apps. The guides create a richer info sphere on the worldwide extractives sector and many are already in the hands of key decision makers and opinion formers in the countries covered to date.
Are you bi- or multi-lingual?
Maybe you could get involved in translating or building our materials in French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian… or other languages.
What are we asking for?
An initial voluntary 60-hour commitment to editing one of our wikis, working alongside other students grouped by country. Following this, there may be the opportunity to continue with a paid Stage 2 phase of editing, helping us to build out our range of materials globally.
What next?
If you or your society are interested in getting involved or finding out more, please get in touch on We are particularly interested if a group of students with common research interests would like to get involved in building out a wiki for a particular country (a market heavyweight such as Saudi or Venezuela? Or another country where you have a particular interest). It would be great to hear from you.

ARPA-E Technology-to-Market Summer Scholars Program

February 22nd, 2013 by under News. No Comments.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) is devoted exclusively to transformational energy technology research and development. ARPA-E’s mission is to:

  • ·         Enhance U.S. economic security by identifying technologies with the potential to reduce energy imports from foreign sources; reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; and improve efficiency across the energy spectrum.
  • ·         Ensure the U.S. remains a technological leader in developing and deploying advanced energy technologies.

ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market (T2M) team serves the overall APRA-E mission by working on commercialization strategies across programs and with individual projects. The T2M group works with ARPA-E projects to establish a clear value proposition, market strategy, business model, strong partnerships, and follow-on funding options around the technologies under development.

ARPA-E is seeking Technology-to-Market Scholars for the summer of 2013 who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in commercialization of high-impact technology development programs. This internship opportunity offers exposure to promoting the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market in a fast-paced environment. Scholars will assist with Technology-to-Market program efforts in one or more topical areas. Each selected Scholar will be paid a weekly stipend and travel costs; length of stay ranges from 8-12 weeks.

Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field), are in the midst of completing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus), and have 3+ years of relevant work experience. Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area and must be comfortable working independently. Strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies, are required.

All positions will be based at ARPA-E’s headquarters in Washington, DC. US Citizenship is required.

Highly motivated candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter, and a list of references at

Questions can be directed via email to with the words “Technology-to-Market Scholars” in the subject heading.

Applications are due by noon on Monday, April 1st, 2013.


ARPA-E Virtual Summit

February 21st, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, Info, News. No Comments.

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)

Calling All Students: Register Now to Attend the ARPA-E Virtual Summit!

We’re pleased to announce that the first 150 students to register here will receive FREE access to the ARPA-E Virtual Summit. The Virtual Summit provides real-time access to our exciting keynotes and panel sessions.

A valid Student ID is required for registration.
Please email Ranae Grehl
with any questions or technical issues.


US Energy Challenge

February 21st, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, Competitions, News. No Comments.

The US energy landscape is growing in complexity as demand for natural resources steadily increases and communities become more engaged in their energy futures.   Join your peers in creating potential solutions to a multifaceted energy issue alongside top graduate students from universities across the US.  We invite your university to form a team and apply for The US Energy Challenge

– an energy business case competition on April 4th -5th, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

 Applications accepted through February 28th.  Only fifteen schools from across the US will be selected to field a team of four to five graduate students in this prestigious competition.  Due to the complexity and breadth of The US Energy Challenge, teams with expertise across the fields of engineering, geoscience, political/social science, and business will be given preference in the application process. 

US Energy Challenge Team Application

Through The US Energy Challenge, we are looking generate significant dialogue and develop talent to be prepared to address the critical energy issues of our generation.  We also hope to raise awareness of the World Petroleum Council (WPC) and our US National Committee and US Youth Committee in preparation for the upcoming 4th WPC Youth Forum to be held in October 2013 in Calgary, and the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow in June 2014.  The WPC is a non-profit organization with sixty-five member countries.



Talk on “The Business Case for Sustainability” by Tim Carey, PepsiCo

February 21st, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News. No Comments.

“The Business Case for Sustainability” by Tim Carey, PepsiCo
FREE – Everyone Welcome
Hoff Theater, Stamp

Date and time:

March 04, 2013; 5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Tim Carey, PepsiCo’s Director of Sustainability & Technology presents “The Business Case for Sustainability” Monday, 3/4/13: 5-6:30pm @ Hoff Theater at the Stamp Student Union.

Mr. Carey will provide some insights as to why sustainability is quickly becoming a top priority for Fortune 500 companies and for local mom-and-pop shops alike – specifically, why a “healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo.” As Mr. Carey welcomes interaction with the audience, a Q&A session will follow his presentation.

Sponsored by the Environment, Technology & Economy and Business, Society & Economy Programs of CP Scholars, the Environmental Science & Policy Program, and the Stamp.

Contact information: ETE Office:, x-41519


Exxon Mobil Presentation

February 8th, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News. No Comments.

This is ExxonMobil

Delivered by Rhonda Pope

Monday, February 11, 5:30-7:00PM

Robert. H. Smith School of Business, College Park, Room 1418

Business Formal Attire

As the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company with nearly 80,000 employees and operations or marketing activities on six continents, ExxonMobil works every day to find, develop and deliver new supplies of energy to meet growing demand across the globe. This presentation looks at that growing demand, and how we are well positioned to meet it through our Upstream, Downstream and Chemical operations. It explores the critical role of technology and our workforce in meeting the world’s energy needs throughout our over 125-year history, and concludes with a discussion of our commitment to operating as a responsible corporate citizen around  the world.

Event Schedule: 

5:30-6:00: Food and Registration

6:00-6:45: Presentation

6:45-7:00: Q&A

To RSVP, please follow this link:

For more information on this event, please contact Mark Molitor at or 503-841-9342.


MBA Energy Networking Event

February 8th, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News, Opportunities. No Comments.

Please Join Us For A Networking Event Hosted  By:

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown Energy & Clean Tech Club (GECC)

George Washington School of Business, GW Energy Group

Robert H. Smith School of Business, Smith Energy Association

*Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks Provided*



Suzanne Hunt

President - Hunt Green LLC


Suzanne Hunt


The GW Energy Group, GECC, and the Smith Energy Association are proud to welcome Suzanne Hunt to lead a discussion on the latest trends in the biofuel and clean energy industries.  Suzanne currently leads the Carbon War Room’s work on aviation and renewable fuels. She is also the President of Hunt Green, LLC, in Washington DC which provides strategic advising for decision-makers in business, government and non-profit arenas on a range of renewable energy, sustainable mobility, agriculture, and green design challenges.


On February 25, 2013




6:00pm: Welcoming & Introduction

6:15pm – 6:45pm: Speaker’s Remarks

6:45pm – 7:00pm: Q&A

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Networking Reception


The 9th Annual Carnegie Mellon Conferance on the Electricity Industry

January 26th, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News. No Comments.

The 9th Annual Carnegie Mellon Conferance on the Electricity Industry: TOWARD DATA-DRIVEN LOW-COST GREEN U.S. ENERGY SYSTEMS

This is a two day, single-track conference which features research presentations by graduate students, academics, consultants, representatives of ISOs, and representatives from government. This is a great opportunity to connect with leaders in academia, government, or industry, and most importantly other students working on electric grid related engineering and policy research. This is also a great forum for presenting your own research and getting helpful feedback or starting new collaborations.

Please see the website for registration and the call for presentation submissions.


Energy All Stars: What’s Our Energy Future?

January 11th, 2013 by under Archived Newsletters, News. No Comments.

Secretary Chu invites you to attend an Inauguration event on Saturday, January 19th at the Energy Department’s cafeteria entitled “Energy All Stars:  What’s Our Energy Future?”  As our nation celebrates the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, the Energy Department will host energy visionaries to share their insights and perspective on our nation’s energy future.  The Energy Department has a terrific line-up of speakers and we are looking forward to an exciting and thought-provoking afternoon.

Speakers include:

  • Doyle Benneby, President and CEO, CPS Energy
  • Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor
  • Michael Liebreich, Founder and CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles

Secretary Chu will provide opening remarks and we are awaiting word on a White House representative who will also provide a welcome.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Doors will open at noon and we will have an array of exhibits from DOE program offices that we hope you will find of interest, as well.

Please note, space is limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to any and all who you know will have interest!

To register, please go to:


Smith Energy News

November 11th, 2012 by under Archived Newsletters, News, Whats Happ. No Comments.

1. A renewable fuel start up , KiOR – Turning wood chips into Gasoline

2. Forbe’s article probes into the biggest energy problem