Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC): Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Policy at the Energy-Water-Food Nexus
Graduate students and post-docs from University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University meet every Fall semester with the state's leading renewable energy experts and researchers for the Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC), an annual three-day symposium focusing on developments and exploration in the fields of renewable energy science, technology, and policy at the energy-water-food nexus. Our theme this year is "The 21st Century Energy Transition." This in-person event will be held September 30 - October 1, 2021 at Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ.
This year’s event will be in-person both days and include a live video stream of our keynote address and panels on Thursday, September 30th. Thursday’s keynote will feature Mr. Jonathan Nez, President of the Navajo Nation. His keynote will be followed by a panel focused on the “Energy Transitions on Native Lands” and will include panelists from the Navajo Nation, NREL’s Tribal Energy Program, NAU’s Center for American Indian Economic Development, University of Arizona’s Native American Initiatives, and Arizona Utilities. This year’s theme will help our graduate students see their work in a broader context, and to begin understanding the challenges faced by Native Nations and areas of the U.S. where energy is abundant but where energy and water scarcity are still pervasive.
The second day of the conference will focus on the energy transition and energy systems integration. Poster sessions and awards, a Grand Challenge activity, policy panel discussions, and PhD presentations will demonstrate the broad scope of research activities being conducted at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University.
For further information, please visit the FAQ page or contact a university conference representative:
Ruby Sayed, email@example.com (ASU)
Dr. Tom Acker, firstname.lastname@example.org (NAU)
Lori Emler, email@example.com (UA)
Students: cash prizes will be awarded to two Fast Pitch presentations from each University!
What is a Fast Pitch?
How do I get into Fast Pitch?
For formatting information and slide templates, please review the Fast Pitch Slide Instructions. Once you have completed your Fast Pitch slides, please submit them with the Fast Pitch form no later than September 20, 2021. We will email you the order of presentations close to the event.