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Seed Fund Review & Selection


The Seed Fund Review & Selection is a two-day program typically held between mid-February and mid-March. The first day consists of both a review of previously selected projects in which projects near completion are presented by a PI from the research team, and a poster session containing postdoc and student work. On the second day, a selection meeting is held to choose new projects and awards.  This meeting has traditionally been held right before the MIT Energy Conference, which is managed by the MIT Energy Club.

For more information on MITEI’s Seed Fund Program, click here.

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Governing Board Meeting

The MITEI Governing Board consists of one representative from each of the Founding and Sustaining Member Companies and meets at least once per year to serve as the Program Advisory Committee for the Energy Research Seed Fund grants. This meeting is usually held after the Seed Fund selection meeting, 3-5p. 


Associate Member Symposium


For the Associate Member Symposium, a topic is chosen, such as “Designing Markets for a Decarbonizing Power System” in 2016. Subject matter experts are invited from across academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations to engage in an active scholarly debate regarding the chosen topic with the goal to open a dialogue and offer an actionable path forward. The day is generally structured by a series of sessions where an introductory session gives a broad overview of issues being discussed, and the following sessions are more specific conversations. Finally, the day ends with a synthesis of key topics discussed throughout the day and MITEI publishes a written summary report of the event. 


To view past reports from this symposium click here.

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MITEI Education CPW Open House



Held on the Friday of MIT Campus Preview Weekend, typically 12-1p.  MITEI presents info on the Energy Minor and Energy UROP programs.


MITEI End-Of-The-Year Student Celebration


This event is held at the end of each academic year to celebrate the graduation of both MITEI undergraduate and graduate students from the Institute.


MITEI IHS Seminar Series
Spring & Fall (monthly during academic year)


The IHS Seminar Series is a series of lectures seeking to engage and inform the energy community at MIT with the goal of showcasing critical areas of energy research and analysis in order to help meet challenges in the near future. Speakers are asked to deliver these seminars at a level that is understandable by and of interest to a fairly broad audience of energy-interested faculty and students. Speakers are chosen by a committee of MIT faculty, each committee member invites one speaker.


To view past seminars, visit our You Tube page.

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Colloquium (MITEI, Member, Student)
Spring & Fall

The Colloquium is a large lecture generally held bi-annually where a prominent member of academia, industry, etc. speaks. The Fall Colloquium is always held before the first External Advisory Board dinner where the presenter is a member of the EAB.


Delta FPOP (Freshman Pre-Orientation Program)

The Discover Energy Freshman Pre-Orientation Program acquaints entering freshmen with the wide range of energy-related activities at MIT, introduces them to important topics within the energy arena, and helps them to get to know each other and current MIT students active in energy.


External Advisory Board (EAB) Meeting


The External Advisory Board, chaired by former Secretary of State George Shultz, was established to help guide the Initiative and shape MIT’s response to energy imperatives. This board of high-level members from industry, academia, NGOs, and think tanks accomplishes the above goals by providing strategic direction and reviewing progress in energy fields. 


For a complete list of the MITEI External Advisory Board members, click here.

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Executive Committee (EC) Meeting


The MITEI Executive Committee meets annually to review and provide strategic guidance to the Initiative Directors about the conduct of MITEI including the Sponsored Research Program, as carried out for each member. Each Founding Member has a permanent seat on this committee, and each year two seats are held by MITEI Sustaining Member Companies. This meeting is usually scheduled directly after the EAB Meeting. 


Energy Fellow Welcome Reception


This event is held to welcome the incoming Energy Fellows and introduce them to MITEI and RAs. This is an invite-only event.


To learn more about our Energy Fellows, click here.

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Annual Research Conference (ARC) - Formerly Known as Fall Research Conference


Open to invited guests, the MITEI Annual Research Conference highlights elements of the MITEI research portfolio, including early results from MITEI's Seed Fund Program.



C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium


The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative was launched by the 25-government Clean Energy Ministerial in 2010. The Initiative was born out of recognition that the ideas and talents of all members of society are essential to meeting our future clean energy challenges. Women make up substantially less than half of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and across the clean energy sector. Closing the gender gap and increasing women’s participation and leadership in these fields are the goals of the US C3E Initiative, led by the Department of Energy (DOE) in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).


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