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CleanTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Feb 23 at UMD College Park


Adele H. Stamp Student Union Room 2203K College Park, Maryland 20742 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 11 am - 8 pm

The Association of Energy Engineers- National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC), Association of Energy Engineers - Baltimore Chapter (AEE-Baltimore) and Leaders in Energy will join forces with The University of Maryland (UMD) for its 4th annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza.

This event is focused on bringing together the university and business communities in cleantech, particularly those involved advancing clean energy and sustainability solutions in technology, products, and services. It will facilitate:

  • exchanging knowledge in multidisciplinary research, startups, technology, entrepreneurship (including social value creation), new products and markets, and

  • connecting entities offering innovative products and services with those who are seeking solutions to improve their bottom line while utilizing resources in a greener and more efficient manner.

Participants will learn about research and ventures from numerous University of Maryland departments and businesses, including start-ups. They will also hear from women leaders in this field who will be providing their perspectives regarding the industry as well as career advice and tips.

The Extravaganza has three components:

  • AEE NCC and AEE-Baltimore Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Luncheon Panel on “Career Perspectives in Cleantech from Women Leaders.” (11 am – 1:45 pm);

  • Leaders in Energy “CleanTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship” Showcase (2:30 pm – 5:30 pm)

  • Leaders in Energy Reception (6:00 – 8:00 pm).

Registration for these events is available at:

Program Schedule

CWEEL Luncheon Panel – Career Perspectives in Cleantech (register at 11:00 Registration 11:30 Luncheon 12:00 Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Mary Ann Rankin, UMD Provost 12:30 Panel on “Career Perspectives in Cleantech from Women Leaders” which will feature the work of successful women professionals along with their career tips for those who wish to enter and/or transition into this field. 1:45 Adjourn

Leaders in Energy Showcase & Reception – Cleantech Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2:00 Registration 2:30 University Panel Discussion: Highlights of UMD departments in cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship-- Invited departments include: Engineering; Center for Global Sustainability, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute; Maryland Technology Enterprise Center; UMD Center for Social Value Creation in the Smith School; UMD National Transportation Center and UMD Office of Sustainability 3:45 Break 4:00 TBD – Cleantech Businesses, including start-ups, Panel 5:30 Adjourn 6:00 Reception and Networking 6:30 Welcoming Remarks by UMD and Sponsoring Officials 8:00 Adjourn

The “Cleantech Innovation and Entrepreneurship” Showcase attendees the opportunity to connect with professionals in the clean energy and sustainability community including the AEE and Leaders in Energy communities, UMD departments, cleantech businesses, and other Extravaganza attendees. This event should prove useful for students and other job seekers interested in the green tech and services field via engaging with others who are working in this area.


Leaders in Energy

Leaders in Energy is a global action network focused on advancing clean energy and sustainability solutions for a more sustainable energy system, economy, and world. Through our thought leadership, educational, and professional networking, we are focused on the development of practical and implementable sustainable solutions, relevant to our member stakeholders and our communities at large within the US and across the world. Key focus areas include sustainable communities, green economy (including green jobs and finance), and multigenerational leadership

Leaders in Energy recently obtained non-profit status as a 501(c)(3). Recap articles describing the past Extravaganzas at the George Washington University (February 2015 and February 2017) and George Mason University (February 2016) are available in our event archives on our website at (under the Events tab).

AEE NCC and Baltimore Chapters - CWEEL

The AEE has a division called the “Council for Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership” (CWEEL). Each year, the AEE National Capital Chapter supports their mission by dedicating a meeting to CWEEL. The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) provides a network for women in the energy and environmental industries that can assist in supporting career development for professional women, mentor young and aspiring women to pursue technical education and careers in the energy and environmental fields, and establish CWEEL as a forum for women to promote policy in the energy industry. This year, the AEE-Baltimore chapter is also a partner.

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