Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Talks Competition

The 5th Annual EST&P Energy Symposium will be held Monday, March 27th as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week hosted by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. The Energy Symposium’s theme of Low-Carbon Energy includes advancements in both renewable and conventional energy. The morning session will feature an Innovation Talks Competition where students will present novel ideas in low-carbon energy. 

The afternoon session will feature a Panel of distinguished industry leaders and university professors who will share a conversation on the future of low-carbon energy and the associated career opportunities in energy.


Finalists in the Innovation Talks competition will give presentations during the Energy Symposium on Monday, March 27th.  The competition offers a platform to share research, projects, policy analyses or business models that can impact the future of low carbon energy in our society. Finalists will deliver succinct presentations on their findings to a panel of judges, and this will contribute to the dialogue for Carnegie Mellon’s Energy Week. Winners of the competition will receive a cash prize, and all participants are invited to network and attend events throughout Energy Week.

Eligibility: Individuals and teams of up to five students from any discipline are encouraged to apply.  Upper-class (third, fourth, and fifth year) undergraduates and all graduate students are eligible.  All submissions must address innovations in low-carbon energy.

CMU Energy Week

Learn more about Carnegie Mellon University Energy Week in its entirety - including days of multiple energy-themed forums, discussions, networking sessions, and even an energy career fair at www.cmuenergyweek.org.