Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability logo

We've got a new name! Read the announcement. (A new website is under development.)

Upcoming Events

All times U.S. ET unless noted.
All Events

Student Showcase: Confronting the Plastics Crisis Through Applied Research and Outreach

Enjoy snacks & Duke students' insights on applied research and outreach projects addressing the plastics crisis. Zoom option available.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (ET)
Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall (Gross 330) OR via Zoom

Women in Energy: Panel Discussion & Reception

As the energy industry wrestles with mandates to decarbonize, geopolitical turmoil, energy justice considerations, and workforce transitions, companies across the sector are thinking about how to engage the best and brightest minds on these topics while also creating a workforce that is more diverse and inclusive. During this conversation, we’ll talk with industry professionals who have several different vantage points on the sector.

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Esbenshade Room, Fuqua School of Business

From Enzymes to Art, From Fashion to Policy: Generating Transdisciplinary Solutions for the Plastics Crisis

From enzymes to the arts, from fashion to policy, Revolution Plastics brings together diverse approaches. Lunch and learn, or join by Zoom.

*** In-person tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. You can still register to join virtually via Zoom. ***

Date and Time
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (ET)
Gross 100A or via Zoom

2023 UNC Cleantech Summit

The 9th annual summit will feature more than 40 keynote presentations, panel sessions, workshops, and TED Talk-style engagement opportunities. In addition, the popular Mentor Match program and an in-person career fair will offer students registered for the summit the opportunity to learn more about breaking into the cleantech sector.

Date and Time
Monday, March 27, 2023 - 8:15 a.m. to Tuesday, March 28 - 7:30 p.m.
The Friday Conference Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Writing Against the Colonial Anthropocene

In this lecture, Prof. Gómez-Barris (Brown University) explores a few liquid and territorial scenes in relation to what she has called the colonial Anthropocene, What forms of submerged existence need excavation? How can we reframe knowledge production and praxis in relation to the assumed problem of the human's future?

Register to attend in-person or via Zoom

Date and Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Renewable Energy on American Indian Land

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the second Nicholas Institute and UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar Series presentation of the Spring 2023 semester. Our speaker will be Dr. Bryan Leonard, associate professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall (Gross 330)

Energy Data Analytics Symposium at Duke University

The Symposium is organized by the Energy Data Analytics Lab at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and funding support is provided by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. More information will be available in spring 2023.

Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Friday, October 27
Duke University Campus (details TBA)