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CCS 2014: The Future of CarbonConstruction of new Institute space is chugging along!NU & Chicago celebrate for Earth Hour 2014: March 29, 8:30 - 9:30pmNorthwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaignISEN-supported battery startup SiNode Systems secures investment from Energy Foundry

Congratulations to the two Northwestern startups who competed on April 3 at the Clean Energy Challenge. MeterGenius received the McCaffery Interests Prize and $25,000. myPower received the Consumer Favorite prize and $75,000.

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CCS 2014: The Future of Carbon

The 4th Northwestern Climate Change Symposium brings up-to-date and accessible information about climate change. Expert speakers work in fields including shale gas and fracking, carbon capture and sequestration and technical and political challenges of carbon management. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP online.

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Construction of new Institute space is chugging along!

We snuck up on the roof of Tech to see how construction on ISEN's 8,000 square foot flex lab space in Tech's J-wing, slated for completion in early 2015, was coming. The facility will substantially augment ISEN’s global collaborative research capacity.

NU & Chicago celebrate for Earth Hour 2014: March 29, 8:30 - 9:30pm

For the 6th consecutive year, NU joined millions of people across the world voluntarily turning off their lights and other unneeded electronic items to reduce energy consumption in symbolic support for the environment. Chicago was also the Earth Hour Capital of the US for 2014.

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Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Prioritization of securing ISEN's endowment was named a major initiative under the "Discovery and Creativity" section of the announcement

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ISEN-supported battery startup SiNode Systems secures investment from Energy Foundry

ISEN touchpoints along the bench-to-market lifecycle of SiNode includes funding the preliminary faculty research behind the intellectual property, co-offering the graduate-level cleantech entrepreneurship course during which the team formed, and funding for validation/prototyping of early commercial cells.

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Congratulations to the Kellogg Energy Club for another successful conference. The second annual Kellogg Energy Conferece: "Powering Innovation in a Dynamic Market" attracted students, faculty, and alumni to see keynote speakers Stephen Trauber and Jack Thayer, as well as two excellent panels. We look forward to next year's conference!

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Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Yarrow Axford has been awarded the 2014 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research for her proposal to reconstruct arctic environmental change during a geologically recent period of warmth characterized by significantly higher temperatures than present day. Congratulations Yarrow!

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Congratulations to ISEN Booster and NU-Argonne Early Career Recipient Fengqi You for his recent paper in RSC Advances. The paper, titled "The Case for Organic Photovoltaics," details the advantages of organic solar cells over other solar cells currently being pursued.

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Two Northwestern teams cumulatively win $100,000 at prestigious cleantech business plan competition

Apr 7, 2014 | 

MeterGenius and myPower, two Northwestern cleantech startups, were awarded funding at the 2014 Clean Energy Student Challenge. The Challenge, in its third year, is a regional business plan competiti [...]

Synthetic Biologists Break New Ground in Medicine, Energy

Mar 31, 2014 | 

A group of five Northwestern Researchers, including ISEN Early Career Award Winner Keith Tyo, were recently featured for their groundbreaking work in the field of synthetic biology.

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ISEN is looking for a new workstudy student!
Come join the best team in town, beginning Spring quarter. Email for details.

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