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Tuesday, March 24 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm
ETS_edu Welcome and Kick Off

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Introduction, welcoming remarks, and setting session expectations. 

About ETS_edu
As aging energy and public infrastructure converge with emerging technology—complete with everything from microgrids to autonomous vehicles to smart cities to renewable energy marketplaces—the demand for skilled workers in the energy industry will continue to grow. More people need to be prepared for dealing with the next generation of energy systems, but how do they best prepare? Answering this question requires more discussion about how an energy education ecosystem can best prepare today’s and tomorrow’s energy-related workforce and entrepreneurs.  

The ETS15@edu session—hosted in conjunction with ETS15 in Austin, Texas—is a three-hour event on March 24, 2015 that will examine the impact and importance of education in developing the human capital needed to power our future energy sector. This interactive session will kickoff Zpryme’s efforts to research key challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in energy education—and we want your input!

Join us at this critical conference and contribute to the outcomes that will advance your organization in its energy education-related objectives.

Session Outcomes Include: 
• Define the roles of educational institutions—including K-12, community colleges, and universities—in preparing skilled workers for the energy ecosystem of the future  

• Understand STEM education initiatives, and the role they play in energy education

• Learn about the importance of partnerships among education, industry and government to ensure students are getting the preparation they need to be successful in the workforce

• Discuss the relationship of energy with other industries, such as transportation, telecommunications and consumer electronics, and what these relationships mean for education

• Provide an opportunity to hear student perspectives on energy education, and learn about their energy-related school projects


Speakers
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Christine Richards

Sr. Research Advisor, Zpryme
H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of smart technologies in the utility industry and communities. Christine is currently a senior research advisor for Zpryme, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. | | Prior to these roles, Christine worked at Energy Central as a research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, vice president of the company’s Intelligent Utility division, and the... Read More →



Tuesday March 24, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Level M2 | 202 AT&T Conference Center