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Welcome to the Spring 2012 EMSE Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2012 issue of the George Washington University's Environmental and Energy Management program newsletter. There are several up coming events and we encourage you to visit our Events page. If you would like to submit your resume to our Environmental Professionals page please Contact Us.

Iryna Payosova Editor

Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Symposium Held at GW

.Several EEM students and faculty members were involved in the 8th Natural Resource Damage Symposium: "Coming of Age: Time to Set Expectations for Performance, Professional Standards and Best Practices," held on October 25-26, 2011 in the Cafritz Conference Center on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus. At the event, EEM Lead Professor Jonathan Deason chaired the Plenary Session on “Site Remediation, NRDAs and Restoration – Current Practices and New Approaches.”...

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EEM Students Attend American Council on Renewable Energy Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner

.On December 5th, 2011, EEM master's students, Josef Antosh, Thomas Mooney and Christopher Watroba, attended the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, adjacent to the GW main campus. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was honored as the Renewable Energy Leader of the Decade and delivered a keynote address calling for an even playing field for renewable energy sources...

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EEM Co-Sponsors “Business Response Conference” on Clean Energy

.The Environmental and Energy Management program co-sponsored, with the GW School of Business and other co-sponsors, the student-organized “Business Response 3.0 Conference,” held in the Jack Morton Auditorium on February 24, 2012. The event explored how forward thinking businesses can seize market opportunities for clean technologies. Panelists discussed a wide array of clean energy topics, including energy demand growth and future energy profiles, the role of public policy in the production and consumption of energy, and current and future energy investment trends...

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EEM Research Highlighted in Solar Institute Annual Report

.The 2011 Annual Report of the Solar Institute highlighted the doctoral dissertation research of two EEM doctoral students, Steven Burns and Ariel Castillo. In highlighting the research work of Steve and Ariel, Institute Executive Director Kenneth Zweibel wrote “your research has been a key part of the Institute's successes over the years, and we are proud to have your contributions highlighted in our Annual Report. Put simply, your work stands head and shoulders above that of any of the awards we made in our initial competition. We have a lot to thank you for.”...

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EEM Faculty and Student Participate in Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event

.EEM doctoral student Mohammed Qaradaghi and Dr. Elvin Yuzugullu, EEM Professorial Lecturer, attended the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell and Vehicle Technology 2012 Annual Merit Review, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy on May 14, 2012...

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EEM Works With Global Environment Facility on Energy Optimization Model

.The GW Environmental and Energy Management Program participated in a workshop hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in April 2012 to review the integrated Energy Environment Empowerment-Cost Optimization (iEEECOTM) methodology used to plan the Witsand Sustainable Human Settlement project in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa...

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EEM Involved in 2012 Clinton Global Initiative – University

.On March 30-April 1, 2012, GW hosted the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative - University (CGIU) event. More than 1,000 students representing all 50 states, 82 countries, and more than 300 universities participated in the three-day event on GW’s main Foggy Bottom campus. EEM Lead Professor Jonathan Deason served on the “GW Ad-Hoc Committee on the Clinton Global Initiative – University” to review more than 900 student commitment proposals organized into five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation and Public Health...

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EEM Students Capture Second Place in 2012 Engineers Week Dodge Ball Competition

.Although the oldest and only all-graduate team in the competition, a group of athletic EEM students survived an arduous series of head-to-head matches with 15 other teams in the infamous GW E-week dodge ball competition to capture second place overall.

E-week refers to the National Engineers Week, which is conducted every year around the birthday of George Washington, the “First U.S. Engineer.” The 2012 Version Took place during the week of Feb 12-19, 2012...

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EEM Students and Recent Graduates Land a Variety of Environmental and Energy Management Positions

.In typical years, many EEM graduate students and recent graduates land a variety of exciting and important environmental and energy management jobs. The Spring 2012 semester was no exception. Here are summaries of new positions assumed by 15 EEM students and graduates over the semester that illustrate the types of positions that EEM students and graduate students typically have gotten over the years...

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Four Doctoral Students Successfully Defend Dissertations

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During the Spring semester, four students successfully defended their doctoral dissertations on environmental and energy topics...

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