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January 2015

Getting Off to a Good Start- For RPP Mentors

January 27, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 MST

  • Golden, CO
Donna Louden, NREL Ombuds Setting expectations up front can get the mentoring relationship off to a good start. Establishing and communicating clear expectations can help avoid misunderstandings, reduce incidents of conflict, and set a foundation for trust in the relationship. In this session we’ll discuss: What does your new mentee really need to know? How can you communicate your expectations and boundaries? How to have follow-up conversations. To register contact: please login to the LMS and search for Getting off to a Good Start

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Power Lunch Lecture - The Politics of Climate Change in Washington D.C. ("Debates" about the Science, Confusion about the Impacts and Ideological Battles)

January 27, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Johannes Loschnigg

As a staff member in both the White House and the U.S. Congress during the last decade, Dr. Loschnigg has been closely involved in the debates about the science of climate change, as well as the need to reduce carbon emissions and shift to cleaner sources of energy. But Congressional action has been slower than many would prefer, often because of misinformation regarding the science of climate change and confusion about the projected impacts. Dr. Loschnigg will provide an overview of this debate, discuss the issue’s deeper ideological underpinnings, and give an assessment of current and future action for reducing emissions.

Dr. Johannes Loschnigg was a Senior Policy Analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in Washington DC from 2009 to 2013. As a member of OSTP's Environment and Energy Division, Dr. Loschnigg was responsible for the development of federal policy for renewable energy, climate change, aerospace and earth satellite observations. Prior to that, Dr. Loschnigg was the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science in the U.S. House of Representatives, overseeing NASA and U.S. civil space programs. Dr. Loschnigg first came to the U.S. Congress in 2002 as a congressional science and technology policy fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), working for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. While in the Senate he directed the development of legislation relating to innovation, broadband wireless communication, nanotechnology, defense research and climate change policy. Between 1999 and 2002, Dr. Loschnigg was affiliated with the University of Hawaii, initially as post-doctoral fellow and later as a faculty research scientist in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. While in Hawaii he concentrated on coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling of the Indian and Pacific oceans as well as the impacts of climate variability on disease and human health. Dr. Loschnigg has been a Senior Advisor for the Administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC and has also consulted for the National Academy of Sciences. He has previously been a scientific assistant at the the NASA Ames Research Center in California, at the Department of Physics at the University of Freiburg in Germany, and at the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Loschnigg holds BA degrees in both physics and international relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in astrophysical, planetary and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently is a consultant providing strategic advice for organizations and companies for projects related to energy, aerospace and climate change. He resides near Portland, Oregon.

Call or e-mail to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

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  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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2015 Georgia Tech Annual Co-op & Internship Fair

January 28 - 28, 2015

  • Atlanta, GA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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February 2015

MIT xFair

February 2, 2015

  • Cambridge, MA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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University of Texas Austin Spring Engineering Expo

February 6, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Austin , TX
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Colorado School of Mines Career Day

February 10, 2015, 9:30 - 3:00

  • Golden, CO
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

February 13, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

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  • NREL-sponsored

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Arizona State University Engineering Career Fair

February 17, 2015, 11:00 - 5:00

  • Phonix, AZ
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

February 20, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Virginia Tech- CAMEO Career Fair

February 26, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Blacksburg, VA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Colorado State University Engineering Career Fair

February 26, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Fort Collins, CO
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Other

Utility-Scale Wind Technician Training  

January 31, 2009 - April 19, 2009

  • Redding, CA

This low-cost ($200), weekends-only class runs from Jan. 31 to April 19 and gives you the industry-requested skills for an entry-level wind technician position. Sign up online, click on Schedule and Registration, Alternative Energy-Sustainability.

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