Council of Energy Research & Education Leaders

Upcoming Events
 April 15-16, 2013 | Washington, D.C.
 October 16-18, 2012 | University of California- Berkeley
May 7-8 | AAAS, Washington, DC

2011 Annual Program Conference
November 7-9, 2011 | Pittsburgh PA & Morgantown, WV

 

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) is a multidisciplinary membership organization made up of heads of academic energy research and education centers, institutes, and programs. It provides the means for leaders in energy research, education, and communication to collaboratively use knowledge about energy to improve education, decision-making, and, more generally, the well-being of society.

Rationale

Energy is the common link between the living and non-living realms of the universe, and thus it is an integrator across all fields in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, education, and research.  Virtually every discipline investigates some aspect of energy, including history, anthropology, public policy, international relations, human and ecosystem health, economics, technology, physics, geology, ecology, business management, environmental science, and engineering.  The concept of energy also is applicable at all levels of formal education and lifelong learning, and it includes many topics and tools that motivate successful learning.  Consumers are increasingly confronted with decisions about the cost and availability of different forms of household energy, while diverse groups in civil society organize around political, social, and environmental ramifications of the energy system.

Despite its overarching importance, there is no coherent field of energy studies; the scientific, engineering, economic, and sociological communities share no common energy journals, conferences, or identity.  There is a wealth of information about energy, but it is spread across many books, journals, websites, disciplines, ideologies, and user communities.

CEREL provides the means for leaders in energy research, education, and communication to collaboratively use knowledge about energy to improve education, decision-making, and, more generally, the well-being of society.

Composition

CEREL includes the full range of institutions, programs, people and perspectives that comprise the energy field.  In the academic arena this includes public and private institutions of every size and academic orientation, including education, research, and communication issues.

Membership is open to leaders of all college and university-based energy centers and programs as well as related research and education units that pay the membership fee. Institutions may have multiple representatives.

Role of NCSE

NCSE serves as the Secretariat for the Council. The group selects its own leadership and determines its own policies and activities. NCSE plays the roles of facilitator and service provider, but not decisionmaker, for the group. NCSE has a similar function with the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), which NCSE helped form in 2001.

Please contact David Blockstein at NCSE with any questions or for additional information:  david@NCSEonline.org or 202-207-0004.

 

Career Opportunities

Assistant/Associate Professor - Sustainability/Power/Energy RA #1375
 
 
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Enginering and Computing Sciences. Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering (one position). NYIT seeks anAssistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, (one position, full-time tenure track; Old Westbury campus). Research areas of interest include Water Engineering, Energy, Power/Smart Grid. 
Candidates must have a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or related area, excellent communication skills, and a solid publication record. Committment to teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required. Candidates must demonstrate an innovative research record and/or industrial experience, and potential for securing sponsored research, contracts, and external grants. For consideration, please email your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and research and teaching statements to Jobs.SoECS@nyit.edu. Successful candidates will share our vision to grow the School of Engineering and Computing Sciencesinto a leader in applied research and premier source of student talent in the New Yok Metropolitan Area and globally. Please reference job code RA #1375 in your subject line. NYIT is an AA/EEO institution.

Associate for Energy and Environmental Law and Policy

(LAW 13-0082)

West Virginia University Research Corporation

Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire an Associate for Energy and Environmental Law and Policy for a one year appointment with the WVU College of Law. The Incumbent will provide legal support for policy and legal research and writing, as well as assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops, at the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

J.D from ABA-accredited law school; 2-4 years of experience in energy and environmental law or policy (or combination of education and experience). Member in good standing of any U.S. State Bar required.

Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For more information and in order to receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply at http://hr.research.wvu.edu. AA/EEO/E-verify compliant employer 

 

 

2013 Summer School on Energy Efficiency at UC-Boulder

Type: 
Internship
Start and End Date: 
February 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013

Energy efficiency is an essential component of a sustainable future.

The Green Program: Renewable Energy and Sustainability Abroad

Type: 
Internship
Start and End Date: 
February 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013

The GREEN Program will enhance your understanding and perspective of the Renewable Energy industry by taking you outside of the classroom, and into the field. Providing you exclusive access into five different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on knowledge you need to accelerate your career.

Free WEI Webinar: Federal Budget Uncertainty and University Energy Research – Feb. 19 at 4:00 p.m. EST

February 14, 2013

Recent Congressional budget battles have created uncertainty over federal funding for energy research and development, and university researchers are wondering how it may affect their programs.

Resident Faculty Search, Santa Fe Institute

Type: 
Job
Start and End Date: 
February 7, 2013 - May 15, 2013
Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2013
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) seeks nominations and applications for resident faculty positions at all academic levels. Full­-time appointments are of highest priority.

2nd Round of Consultation on the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework

February 7, 2013
In September 2011, the United Nations Secretary General launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector and civil society.

DOE Secretary Chu to Step Down, After Creating a Large Suite of Clean Energy Policies

February 7, 2013

National Renewable Energy Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. -- Feb. 6

January 31, 2013
This year’s Forum, “Moving From Politics to Policy: Advancing the Business of Renewable Energy,” takes place following months of heated debate during the recent elections and a lame-duck session of Congress that  focused on avoiding a fiscal melt-down.

ACEEE Webinar: 2012 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference – Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET

January 14, 2013

Due to the overwhelming response to our webinar last week on highlights  from the 2012 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, ACEEE  invites you to participate in a SECOND viewing of this webinar on Thursday,  January 24th, at 4:00 PM Eastern.

Director of Solar Institute, George Washington University

Type: 
Job
Start and End Date: 
January 10, 2013 - April 11, 2013
Application Deadline: 
February 10, 2013
We are seeking applicants with expertise and experience in solar energy policy and/or economics for the research faculty position of Director of the GW Solar Institute.

SESYNC Request for Proposals: Learning to Integrate Across Natural and Social Sciences

January 10, 2013

Solutions to difficult problems at the interface of the environment and human society require the synthesis of diverse types of information from natural and social sciences. Today’s undergraduate and graduate students must develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow them to undertake such synthesis efforts and successfully engage in interdisciplinary efforts to solve socio-environmental problems.

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