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Student Clean Energy Symposium 2017

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

Student Clean Energy Symposium 2017

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Find a paid internship as you network with cutting-edge clean energy companies and attend panels on exciting career fields. Join MassCEC and Worcester Polytechnic Institute at a free event for all Massachusetts college students!


Morning sessions:

Select two panel discussions from the three topics listed and find out how to plug into a new career path in clean energy innovation.


Solar photovoltaic (PV)

With over 12,000 workers in the Massachusetts solar industry, learn how your skills and education are needed in this growing sector. Installation, sales and business, commercial development, and solar policies are all topics that create this booming sector. 

Water innovation

Water is the world’s most precious resource and innovators across the globe are endeavoring to make water use cleaner and more efficient. The water innovation sector in Massachusetts needs talented young professionals to improve this aging infrastructure. This discussion will give you entry points into a career in water innovation and the needs for all majors to join the industry. 

Energy storage

In Massachusetts and across the country, there is a growing focus on energy storage technologies that store electrical energy or thermal energy and produce electricity or heating/cooling respectively whenever needed. These resources offer reliability, flexibility and efficiency of usage, making it easier to include clean energy sources in the electrical grid system. This discussion will provide insights into career paths in this emerging industry, from government and policy to technology and business development.  

Afternoon Internship Fair:

Connect with 20+ Massachusetts clean energy companies to apply for a paid spring or summer 2018 internship.



8:30 am- Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am- Welcome and Opening Session


Steve Pike, CEO, MassCEC

John Orr, Director of Sustainability, WPI

9:30 am- Panel Session 1 (choose one)

10:30 am- Break

10:45 am- Panel Session 2 (sessions repeated, choose one)

11:45 am- Break

12:00 pm- Lunch

Keynote Speaker:

Joe Bush, Executive Director, WCTI (Worcester CleanTech Incubator)

1:15 pm- Internship Fair

Companies will include: 

NuWatt Energy

ECA Solar


Save Energy Systems 

Sustainable Energy Advantage


Crane Institute of Sustainability

BlazeTech Corp

Converge Strategies

XL Hybrids



Building 36

Meister Consultants Group

Building Envelope Materials 

SolarFlair Energy

128 Plumbing, Heating, Colling & Electric

Hancock Software

International District Energy Association



Boston Solar







If you are driving to the WPI campus, please park at the Park Avenue Garage located at 151 Salisbury Street, Worcester. The garage is located at the corner of Park Avenue and Salisbury Street.

Register to receive your parking pass that you must disply on your dashboard. 

Commuter Rail:
If you plan to take public transportation to Union Station in Worcester, a shuttle van will be available to transport you to and from the WPI campus for the following trains:

Morning Arrival- 8:31 AM
Afternoon Departure- 1:55 PM, 3:50 PM

Meet the vans in the commercial bus pickup area. 

Have questions about Student Clean Energy Symposium 2017? Contact The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Rubin Campus Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's (MassCEC) mission is to grow the state’s clean energy industry while helping to meet the Commonwealth’s clean energy and climate goals. MassCEC seeks to increase renewable energy adoption by residents, businesses and communities; connect employers, job seekers, students, communities and investors to the clean energy industry; and help to spur innovation through infrastructure, funding and technology development support.


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