AzSEC Spring 2023

12th Annual Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC): An Equitable and Inclusive Energy Future

Graduate students and post-docs from University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University meet each year with the state's leading renewable energy experts and researchers for the Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC), an annual symposium focusing on developments and exploration in the fields of renewable energy science, technology, and policy at the energy-water-food nexus. Our theme for 2023 is An Equitable and Inclusive Energy Future.

This event will be held at Old Main located at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ from April 6th-7th, 2023.

The final deadline to register for a room is March 20th.

Registration for AzSEC 2023 View Event FlyeR (PDF) 

View Full Agenda (PDF) The Renew Challenge (Video)

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Shalanda Baker headshot

Hon. Shalanda Baker

The Honorable Shalanda H. Baker is the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy and Secretarial Advisor on Equity. Prior to her Senate confirmation, she served as the Nation’s first-ever Deputy Director for Energy Justice. Before joining the Biden-Harris Administration, she was a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She has spent over a decade conducting research on the equity dimensions of the global transition away from fossil fuel energy to cleaner energy resources. She is the author of over a dozen articles, book chapters, and essays on renewable energy law, energy justice, energy policy, and renewable energy development. In 2016, she received a Fulbright-Garcia-Robles research fellowship to study climate change, energy policy, and indigenous rights in Mexico. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Director of the Initiative for Energy Justice (, an organization committed to providing technical law and policy support to communities on the frontlines of climate change. Her book, Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition (Island Press 2021), argues that the technical terrain of energy policy should be the next domain to advance civil rights. She received her BS from the United States Air Force Academy and JD from Northeastern University School of Law. She obtained her LLM while serving as a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.