Rutgers University Women in Energy Panel and Reception

Rutgers University Women in Energy Panel and Reception

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rutgers University

Busch Student Center - The Cove
604 Bartholomew Road 
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002

Transportation to and from the event will be provided for students attending from NYC. Student ID will be required.
Pick-up and drop-off location:
Center on Global Energy Policy
1255 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
Pick-up time: 4:00pm
Drop-off time: 9:30pm
The Rutgers Energy Institute and Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy are excited to announce the first Women in Energy event being held at Rutgers University. Please join us for a panel conversation focused on female leadership in the energy sector. Panelists will share their experiences, career paths, and offer advice for students seeking to enter the energy/environment field. This is a public event open to all and will be followed by a small reception. 

Our panel of experts will include:

  • Serpil Guran, Director, Rutgers EcoComplex “Clean Energy Innovation Center”  
  • Jeanne Fox, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; former Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities; former Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2; former Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy
  • Alissa Park, Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science and Director of The Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University  at Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Ellen Morris, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and President and Founder of Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • Rachael Shwom, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University; Associate Director of Rutgers Energy Institute (moderator)
About the Women in Energy Program:
The WIE program is aimed at increasing the presence of women in the energy sector, and over the mid to long term, the presence of women in senior and management roles across the energy space through a (1) variety of public outreach, networking and community building activities, (2) leadership training and mentorship, and (3) facilitating opportunities for paid internships and full-time career opportunities.The program seeks to empower students to take on leadership roles in the energy sector and realize their full potential, while building a thriving community of professional women. 

For more information contact: 
Registration is required.
Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at

A podcast of this event will be available ~7 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website.