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Mass Innovation Nights
February 13, 2017


THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT - MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS 95 AT UMASS LOWELL INNOVATION HUB!
CHECK OUT PRODUCTS FROM LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS!
Hello Innovators!

This Wednesday night, February 15th, Mass Innovation Nights #95 comes to the Innovation Hub at UMass Lowell  from 6:00 - 8:30 pm!
  
Don't have a car? Traveling by public transportation? We've got you covered! The City of Lowell is partnering with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority to provide free shuttle service from the Gallagher Terminal commuter rail station to the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub - see below for details.
Need to know more about MIN95's products from local entrepreneurs? Visit our website and vote for your favorites to present at the event (voting ends Tuesday at noon). And please be sure to RSVP to let us know you'll be attending!

After the event, we hope you'll join us for refreshments and more networking at Coffee and Cotton on the 4th Floor of Mill No. 5 at 250 Jackson Street, Lowell.

#MIN95 is co-sponsored by the City of Lowell and the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub.Innovation has been a cornerstone of Lowell since the city was founded. The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub is a new, 11,000 sq. ft. incubator and coworking facility in downtown Lowell, owned and operated by UMass Lowell, supporting early-stage technology-based ventures from idea to impact. The iHub is open to both university spin-offs and startups from the broader greater Boston/Merrimack Valley region.
Want to help the future of innovation in the Boston area? We're looking for volunteers to help with registration and other tasks at our events; our events are held in the Boston/Cambridge area and the suburbs. Contact us if you'd like to be a part of the MIN team!
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Mass Innovation Nights #MIN95

Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
110 Canal Street, Lowell  
The MINions

MIN95 -- NEW FEATURED PRODUCTS
HELP SUPPORT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS


Every month the Mass Innovation Nights community supports the launch of several new products from local companies.  We ask you to help spread the word. Here are the new products being featured at our next event:



Every week, learn more about some of the products you'll see at our next event.
GladlyDo connects people and businesses who need help with odd jobs and event staffing with local college students in Boston. Jobs range from household moves, yard work, and clean outs, to event staffing, street team marketing, and product demos.

MIN95 HOST AND SPONSOR


Special thanks to the City of Lowell and UMASS Lowell Innovation Hub for hosting and sponsoring this month's #MIN95!

  


  

MIN95 EXPERTS 

Theresa Hamelin


Teri manages the UMass Lowell shared laboratory program (Core Research Facilities) which provides more than 125 instruments and resources to UMass Lowell faculty, students, other academic, government and industry researchers. 

Brian Goldstein






Brian Goldstein, co-chair of Choate's Business & Technology Group, has over 25 years of experience in the areas of new venture creation, angel and venture capital investment, strategic transactions and M&A.
 

Peter Russo


Peter Russo is the director of growth and innovation at Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP).
 

Nathan Therrien





BIBSMA works to implement commercial insurance and employee benefits plans, as well as addressing the needs of owners and management.

Andreas Randow 


Andreas has expertise in SaaS, Software & Data Architecture, Mobile Applications, Startups, Big Data / Deep Learning / AI, Data Acquisition & Imaging, and Turnkey Business Development.   


Jessica McLear



Jess is an angel investor and member of Launchpad Venture Group. She is a mentor/advisor for local organizations such as MassChallenge and TCN.   

MIN95 TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION 
The City of Lowell is pleased to partner with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority 

to provide free shuttle bus service between the Gallagher Terminal at 101 Thorndike St. to the Mass Innovation Nights event at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub for attendees traveling by commuter rail.  The Gallagher Terminal is a commuter rail station for the MBTA Lowell Line departing from North Station in Boston.  Shuttles will leave the Gallagher Terminal at 5:42 pm, 6:07 pm, and 6:26 pm.  Attendees should exit the Station toward the bus parking lot.  The shuttle will be parked near the bus kiosk.  Return shuttles at the end of the evening will be leaving in time for attendees to catch the trains departing Lowell at 7:32 pm, 8:45 pm, and 9:55 pm.

FEATURED EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
THIS WEEK
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT TO MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS!  


We are now looking for these products for upcoming Innovation Nights events: robotics, IoT and space tech products - submit your product today! 

INNOVATION BREAKFAST  
Friday morning from 8:30 - 10:00 am, join us at Workbar Arlington, 1167 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington. (Free Parking!) Supported by the creators of Mass Innovation Nights, Innovation Breakfast one-on-one or small group meetings allow us to help connect local entrepreneurs, business people and investors. 


CROWDFUNDER OF THE WEEK   

Skelmet Falcon is the world's lightest and best fitting sport sunglasses that are 100% custom-made just for you. By simply taking a 3D scan with the app on your phone, Skelmet uses 3D printing to manufacture a pair of sunglasses that satisfy all your comfort and performance needs. Say goodbye to sunglasses that slip, bounce, and leak light into your eyes. You Skelmet Falcon sport sunglasses are so comfortable that you'll never want to put on another pair of sunglasses again. Support this project today! 

ALPHALAB GEAR NATIONAL HARDWARE CUP



The AlphaLab Gear National Hardware Cup is a pitch competition for early-stage hardware startups. Winners in each city will receive $3k cash, a 1 year license to Solidworks, and other prizes, as well as a chance to win a $50,000 convertible-debt investment from Startbot VC at the National Finals in April. The northeastern regionals will be held at Draper in Kendall Square the evening of February 28th. Application deadline is February 14Apply here.

BOSTON TALKS HAPPY HOUR: SEX AND OUR CITY



On February 23 from 7 - 9 pm, Boston Talks looks at Boston's sexual history and how it has - or has not - shaped the city we know today; featured experts include Stephanie Berman from MIN69 alum The Semenette. Hear from and connect with local experts in a variety of fields while enjoying the great company of your neighbors from Boston and beyond. Each event combines short speaking programs, drinks, and a chance for you to join the conversation. More information here.  

GO TO MARKET CONTEST



The Go To Market Contest, sponsored by the founders of MIN36 alum Project Repat, wants to give other emerging brands the opportunity to go to market quickly and test out their product to consumers who are interested in re-use, upcycled and/or a made-in-USA product. The winner will get featured in an email to more than 200,000 customers, and will get coaching and online help to capitalize on the exposure. It is $25 to apply, and 15% of the application fee will go to Build.org - a national non-profit with a mission to "use entrepreneurship to ignite the power of youth in underserved communities and propel them to college success."  Application deadline is March 1Apply here.

AI EXPO CALL FOR AI & DATA SCIENCE EXHIBITORS 




CxO Summit and ODSC East are looking for companies or startups using AI and data science to create innovate products and services that utilize deep learning, machine learning, predictive analytics, text analytics, VR, or IoT. Exhibitors will

showcase their AI and Data Science innovations to top Business Leaders, Data Scientists and AI enthusiasts attending the AI Expo at the Hynes Convention Center on on May 3. Application deadline is March 1Apply here.

COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION AWARDS 2017




Suffolk University's Center for Innovative Collaboration and Leadership and Imaginatik are pleased to announce the launch of the Collaborative Innovation Awards 2017. The world's first crowd-driven awards program, CiA2017 will be honoring the best corporate and non-profit/government innovations from the past two years.
Application deadline is March 1Apply here.

CONNECTICUT INNOVATION NIGHTS #1



 Ballard Institute and the Museum of Puppetry is the location for CT Innovation Nights #1 on Monday April 10th at 6 pm. UCONN and the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry are co-sponsoring and co-hosting this inaugural event. We are currently seeking ten innovative products to crowdsource at this event. Submit your product today

BOSTON ENET EMINUTE PITCH PROGRAM



BostonENET's eMinute Program is a great way for founders to build experience pitching their companies in front of a large, friendly audience. Founders get 90 seconds to introduce their company, talk about the problem they're solving, the traction they've gotten, and what their next step is. Each pitch is followed by several minutes of feedback and suggestions from the panelists that are presenting during the main portion of the meeting. By the time the panel completes its feedback each founder has gotten about 5 minutes of free publicity in front of the meeting audience. With attendance ranging from 50 to 90 people an eMinute can provide substantial free exposure for a company and founder. Apply here

INNOVATION WOMEN

Innovation Women is our database of awesome women speakers.
If you are looking for great speakers for your next event, we make it easy to find them. Event managers, claim your free account today.
Technical, entrepreneurial and innovative women, sign up today to get more visibility for your company or your career. You know every time you speak in public you connect with potential customers, partners, funders and influencers. No more all-male panels, no "token woman". Our goal is gender-balanced panels and equal visibility opportunities. Sign up today!

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS 

MASS INNOVATION NIGHTS SOLUTION PARTNERS  



UPDATE: SPONSOR/HOST A MIN EVENT  

Most of our 2017 calendar is claimed by hosts/sponsors but we do have a few months left. Hurry and claim your events today. We are looking for: 


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Message from the Presidents

Dear Chutze,  

The club is in high gear for the MIT Energy Career Fair (March 2) and the MIT Energy Conference (March 3-4)! Early bird tickets for the conference are limited - so please get yours urgently! For students to whom $50 seems like a lot - we'll let you in on a secret: the food alone is worth more than that! So come network with and hear from amazing professionals from around the world for the price of lunches and snacks!

Sincerely, 

Ben Magolan & Libby DeLucia
Co-Presidents, MIT Energy Club
  

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(New) additions and events This Week are identified below

MIT Energy Club Events

(1)  Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications (Feb 22) 
(2)  MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 (Mar 2) 
(3)  MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (Mar 3)  (New)
MIT Events

(1)  Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar (Feb 14) 
(2)  e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (Feb 14)  (New)
(3)  MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (Feb 16)  (New)
(4)  Energy Studies Minor Open House (Feb 16) 
(5)  Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (Feb 16)  (New)
(6)  Career Insights: Saudi Aramco (Feb 17) 
(7)  MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 (Feb 17) 
(8)  Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci (Feb 23) 
(9)  Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House (Feb 28) 
Non-MIT Events

(1)  Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow (Feb 15) 
(2)  Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective (Feb 16) 
(3)  BERC Energy Summit (Feb 23)  (New)
(4)  Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 (Mar 13) 
(5)  Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (Mar 27)  (New)
(6)  Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (Jul 8)  (New)
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

(1)  Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs 
(2)  Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair (Mar 2) 
(3)  BP Sophomore Experience (Jun 19) 
Other Notices

(1)  European Energy Students Network Survey
MIT Energy Club Events

 (1) Self-Assembled Colloidal Crystals for Energy Applications 
 Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:00 pm 
 3-333 | Website
Katherine graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics. After spending several months conserving artwork, Katherine subsequently joined the chemistry department at Harvard University, receiving her Ph.D. in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Aizenberg, studying how chemistry can be used to control the assembly processes of the porous, ordered structures known as inverse opals. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Electrochemical Energy Lab under Prof. Yang Shao-Horn, where she is developing materials for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. In this talk, she will first discuss her PhD work using sol-gel chemistry to improve and expand the inverse opal assembly process, then provide an overview of the use of inverse opals in many energy-related applications.

 (2) MIT Energy Career Fair 2017 
 Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
 Lobdell, MIT Student Center | Website
The MIT Energy Career Fair provides an intimate environment for top caliber students with a passion for energy and companies to connect. The 2016 Energy Career Fair connected PhD candidates, MBA students, and undergraduates from all majors with over 20 companies. This year, the Fair features even more companies with a diverse range of industries: clean tech, oil & gas, energy storage and management, energy consulting, etc. The event is open to all MIT and Harvard students.

 (3) MIT Energy Conference: Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out! (New)
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 to Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 
 Boston Marriott Cambridge | Website
Early bird tickets are selling fast! Join us for the largest student-led energy conference in the US! The MIT Energy Conference has become a premier event to connect professionals, policymakers, academics, and students in the energy industry. Our 2017 keynote speakers include Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General at the International Energy Forum, Maria Zuber, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, MIT, and Ralph Izzo, CEO of PSEG. In addition, companies and students can be involved in the Showcase and Coffee Chats (for career opportunities). For more information please visit our website, and don't miss out on your ticket!
MIT Events

 (1) Special Seminar: Lourdes Melgar 
 Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
 Room 66-110 25 Ames Street Cambridge, MA 02139 | Website
Mexico's energy reform: Foundation, implementation, and challenges ahead. In this talk, Melgar will outline the historic energy reform Mexico approved at the constitutional level in December 2013 and will provide an update on the implementation and challenges ahead. This reform, referred to as an energy revolution, aims at increasing Mexico's energy security while mitigating climate change. It entails the creation of energy markets in the hydrocarbons and power sectors and the participation of private investors in all the activities of the energy sector. The implementation is moving ahead with bidding processes in the upstream, as well as in the power sector. Melgar will address the challenges Mexico faces as it consolidates its new energy model.

 (2) e4Dev and LSC screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring DiCaprio (New)
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
 26-100 | Website
Screening of "Before the Flood," a climate change documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie will start at 6:30 PM in MIT Theater 26-100. After the screening, the MIT Clean Energy Prize team will be available to discuss their "Energy for Developing Economies" track and provide snacks!

 (3) MassCEC Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 
 MIT Samberg Conference, Center 50 Memorial Drive | Website
The Microgrid & DER Controller Symposium will bring together Microgrid & DER controller vendors, microgrid developers, energy infrastructure decision makers, utility engineers and state and national energy leaders to: (1) Introduce the latest developments in microgrid & DER controllers and real-time power system simulation technologies; (2) Demonstrate functionality of existing microgrid & DER controllers on a realistic community microgrid; and (3) Foster connections between microgrid vendors and developers, distribution utilities and distribution utility engineers responsible for DER deployment and interconnection

 (4) Energy Studies Minor Open House 
 Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
Are you interested in the Energy Studies Minor? Would you like to meet staff, faculty and students who share your interests in energy. Join us February 16th, 2017 in the Energy Commons (10-063). Learn more about the minor, ask questions, bring your transcript. Light lunch will be provided. "The energy minor really gives student the tools to use their technical background to address climate issues. The curriculum dos an amazing job of bridging the gap between academia and what's going on in the world." Chris Welch, SB '13 Mechanical and Ocean Engineering; Energy Studies Minor; SM '15 Mechanical Engineering. Any questions? Email MITEI Education at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.

 (5) Tour of the MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (New)
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm 
 NW12 (138 Albany Street) | Website
Did you know that MIT has an awesome research reactor on campus? The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor is now offering monthly tours available to the MIT community! Participants must register for the tour in advance by filling out this Google Form at least 24 hours before the start of the tour: <a href="http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour">http://bit.ly/MITReactorTour</a> The tours will be limited to 15 participants on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to sign up early! Open to MIT ID holders only -- participants will receive more details about the tour in a confirmation email after they register. The tours are about an hour to an hour and a half long and start promptly at the listed time; please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and make sure you'll be able to stay for at least an hour.

 (6) Career Insights: Saudi Aramco 
 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
Please join Aramco's Advanced Materials Team located within the Aramco Research Center-Boston to learn about the group's work supporting downstream research challenges. Our chemists and engineers will share experiences and discuss opportunities. A presentation by Michele Ostraat, who leads the Advanced Materials Team, will offer an overview of activities and a Q&A session provides a chance to talk with other center researchers. Lunch will be hosted by Aramco. Please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (7) MIT Clean Energy Prize 2017 
 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 11:30 pm to 11:30 pm 
 | Website
Applications are open for the MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP), the oldest and largest student-run clean energy entrepreneurship competition in the US. CEP awards over $200,000 in non-dilutive, equity-free funding across four tracks: Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. Finalists will be selected in early March, when they will go through a robust 2-month Mentorship process with assigned technology, business, and legal professionals. CEP culminates in April with the Grand Finals Showcase at MIT's campus, where teams compete in front of an expert panel of judges. Please read the instructions of how to apply and submit your application through our website by February 17.

 (8) Career Insights: EnergySage with Sara Matasci 
 Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
 Energy Commons | Website
Join Sara Matasci, Content and Research Specialist of EnergySage for a discussion with students about the U.S. solar industry and where EnergySage fits into the market. She will share insights about the market from key EnergySage reports, discuss solar policies & regulations (state & national), provide some technical information about EnergySage product(s), and career insights and opportunities about her company. EnergySage is on a mission to make going solar as easy as booking a flight online.Reception fare will be provided, please RSVP. Please note: This event is available to MIT Undergraduate and Graduate Students only. Please confirm your attendance with your MIT email address.

 (9) Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Open House 
 Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
 Energy Commons (10-063) | Website
What is an Energy UROP and how can it transform your education? Join us February 28th to talk about the application process and benefits of doing an Energy UROP for Summer 2017. Becoming an Energy UROP means your research experience will help you transform our current global systems to address climate change with low-carbon technologies as well as join the vibrant energy community established at MIT. Any questions can be sent to a MITEI representative at askmitei-ed@mit.edu.
Non-MIT Events

 (1) Financing the Energy System of Tomorrow 
 Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
 75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142 | Website
Siemens is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative for a special event including an overview of MIT's recently launched The Utility of the Future study. This comprehensive report addresses the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. Following this presentation from MIT, join industry experts and thought leaders as Siemens Financial Services hosts a panel discussion on how flexible financing options will support the transformation of the power sector.

 (2) Science & Environment: A Journalist's Perspective 
 Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm 
 Westin Copley Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston | Website
Science and policy issues in energy and the environment have become a rich source of material for authors and journalists across the media spectrum. In particular, both the science of climate change and the reporting on that science have become heavily politicized, posing unique challenges for journalism. This panel discussion explores the evolving role of authors and journalists who work in the energy and environment fields. Each panelist will discuss the evolution of their professional experience and their views on the challenges of writing and reporting in these fields, especially under the Trump Administration. Moderated by: John Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists ; Featured Panelists: Joe Romm, author, editor of Climate Progress, and science advisor to National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously"; Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist and MIT Knight Journalism Fellow; Seth Borenstein, award-winning national science writer for the Associated Press. Event coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference. Cocktail reception to follow discussion, free and open-to-the-public. Space is limited so please RSVP: http://www.bu.edu/ise/rsvp-science-environment-a-journalists-perspective-february-16-2017/?mc_cid=bf3ade4f82&mc_eid=e4a25e8f2f

 (3) BERC Energy Summit (New)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 to Friday, Feb 24, 2017 
 Berkeley, CA | Website
The BERC Energy Summit brings together over 600 students, researchers, policy makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs annually to discuss the world's most pressing energy challenges. This year, The BERC Energy Summit will explore our theme, "The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future Together." Aptly timed just a month after the Presidential inauguration, the event will focus on how to navigate divergent perspectives to chart the course for a secure and clean energy future. Members of the MIT Energy Club can get can receive 20% off any ticket option by using the discount code Christie20 in the Eventbrite checkout.

 (4) Call for Papers: ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017 
 Monday, Mar 13, 2017 to 
 Zurich, Switzerland | Website
I would like to draw your attention to the 2017 ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology. The theme of the Academy is "Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Technological, Organizational, and Institutional Change" and it will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2017, in the midst of the beautiful mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps. To guarantee an intensive learning process, attendance is limited to 15 junior scholars. Third-party funding allows us to offer a participation fee of only CHF 450 (ca. 450 USD) which covers accommodation, meals, and excursions. Applications should be sent to Aoife Brophy Haney (abrophy@ethz.ch) and include (i) a cover letter explaining your motivation, (ii) a proposal abstract of max. 2 pages, and (iii) a CV. The deadline for application is March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission (10-15 pages) is May 1, 2017. For additional information, please see the previous academies' programs on our website (http://www.sustec.ethz.ch/teaching/phd-academy.html) or contact Aoife Brophy Haney.

 (5) Carnegie Mellon University's Energy Week 2017 (New)
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 to Friday, Mar 31, 2017 
 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA | Website
This week-long celebration at CMU's Pittsburgh campus focuses on five themes: the Future of Energy, Innovation, Research, Policy, and Education. Most of the activities are free .The event is open to everyone, but you must register soon. Over 700 people attended CMU's Energy Week 2016 -- Register early so you don't miss out this year!

 (6) Solar Microgrids to electrify the remotest village in Himalayas (New)
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 
 Ladakh, India | Website
Lack of access to electricity has been one of the major challenges faced by the remote Himalayan communities. For the last five years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) has been focusing towards creating a sustainable off grid power generation solutions for these thousand-year-old villages located at an altitude of over 12000ft. Till date, GHE has brought electricity to 25 off-grid Himalayan villages. This year, in June 2017, team GHE plans to lighten up the remotest village of Ladakh nestled in the Zanskar valley of Ladakh. The village is called Shade. The village comprises of 16 Households with a population of 80. The task of electrification will be completed with a carefully selected team of 25 individuals from all over the Globe. Listed below are the key highlights of the June 2017 expedition: Experiencing the sustainable livelihood of the Himalayan civilization; 9 Days of Trekking through Zanskar valley of Himalayas; 2 Days of Rafting on Zanskar River; 1 Day of Mountain Biking; 10 nights of camping in the Zanskar Valley; Setting up Solar micro-grids for village Shade and Lighting it up for the first time ever! Join the renewable energy evangelists on this expedition by registering here at :http://www.ghe.co.in/join.html
Jobs, Grants, Fellowships

 (1) Software Engineering Position at Folsom Labs 
 San Francisco | Website
Folsom Labs is the developer a powerful software tool called HelioScope that helps solar power developers design, layout, and model the performance of residential and commercial solar power projects. The result is a dramatically simplified solar-design process, making it easy for anyone to generate world-class solar layouts and performance estimates. Job Description: Our goal is to make complex design problems easy enough for non-experts. To do this we have a web-based frontend for the design stage, and we run advanced simulations on an EC2 cluster (powering a Python/Cython backend). There are interesting algorithmic and architectural challenges throughout each stage of the stack and we hear direct feedback from our users about how we impact their lives and their solar businesses every day. Contact careers@folsomlabs.com with interest or questions.

 (2) Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair 
 Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA | Website
Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further! The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

 (3) BP Sophomore Experience 
 Monday, Jun 19, 2017 to Friday, Jun 23, 2017 
 Chicago | Website
BP's trading/marketing & supply business is offering you the chance to take a closer look at energy commodity trading and related businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your passion for trading and business under the spotlight. Sophomore Experience is a week-long program delivering a unique opportunity for students. Successful students will receive an all-expense paid trip to our downtown Chicago office and be exposed to our corporate culture and values. This program is open to current university sophomores of any major or discipline with a strong interest in business and trading. Applications are open and will be accepted through March 16, 2017.
Other Notices

 (1) European Energy Students Network Survey 
 | Website
We envision a better-connected network of energy professionals who can catalyze progress to reach the world's climate change and energy development objectives by optimizing existing idea, resources, and technologies. EESN intends to foster connections among students and young professionals in Europe with energy-related companies, start-ups, policy-makers and NGOs to build a community of future energy leaders who can see and solve the energy challenge from various vantage points.The aim of this survey is to develop an understanding of what energy students require for career development whilst at, and after university. Once (we) the students identify what is needed, we can raise awareness with universities, firms and policy-makers, and make change happen together.
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