Sponsored Activities and Outside Engagement

Sustainability does not happen by chance. It must be engineered.

That’s why, each year on or near Earth Day in April, faculty and students from the University, interested people from other schools, and guests from industry and government are invited to come together for the MEI2 Engineering Sustainability Workshop.
 
The goal of the workshop is to present and propose ways to maximize technology's positive impact on the long-term availability of natural resources, and to minimize its negative impact. The workshop offers presentations from University of Maryland faculty and discussions in which all may participate. At the conclusion of the workshop, a list is made of new ideas for sustainability initiatives proposed by attendees; this list will be posted on this website for future reference and possible development and execution.
 
Previous workshops include:
  • 2009: Energy
  • 2010: Water
  • 2011: Energy
  • 2012: Solar Energy
  • 2013: Energy-Water Nexus
  • 2015: Engineering Grid Resiliency for a Changing Climate
  • 2017: Energy Storage
  • 2018: Energy Innovation

Engineering Sustainability Day 2019 focused on innovative energy technologies to reduce greenhouse has emissions and even produce "negative" emissions. (left) Paul Spies, director of the Energy program at the Maryland Department of Commerce discusses commercial development and activities within the state that are engaged in clean energy deployment. (center) Graduate students competed in a student poster contest discussing their innovative clean energy technologies. Mei Wang, Chemical and Biomolcular Engineering, received the top award. (right)

Engineering Sustainability Day 2019

Maryland Day 2019


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