Thursday, November 29, 2012

11/30 - ASPO 2012 Conference

The Next Oil Crisis: Is the Boom Just Another Bubble?

ASPO-USA will host an energy conference on The University of Texas campus Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. The event is co-hosted by McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering, and the UT Energy Institute.

Go to the event website for more information:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Energy Rodeo 2013

The Energy Rodeo is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. Areas of focus include: energy trading, energy investment banking,resume writing and review, graduate school selection, and question & answers sessions. More importantly, attendees will have ample opportunities to meet and network with experienced energy professionals and conference speakers. Direct exposure and one-on-one time with experts in this specialized field sets our conference apart from other career fairs.

The target audience for the Energy Rodeo Conference consists of current college students -undergraduate and graduate seeking entry with a competitive edge into the energy industry. All panel speakers will attend the networking reception following the day conference to provide individualized feedback and information about their respective companies. Attendees will walk away from the Energy Rodeo Conference experience with a larger professional network, a stronger resume, extensive knowledge about the energy industry, and an acute awareness of their post-graduate professional goals.

Go to for more information and to reserve your place.
The Energy Rodeo will be on Saturday, February 9 and will include companies including OTC Global Holding, Trafigura, Citigroup and Noble Energy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Officer Applications are OPEN

We are now accepting applications for Texas Energy Forum's 2013 officers. Click on the "Apply" tab in the top right for more information. Applications are due January 15th.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

11/27 - TEF Hosts a Student Panel

We would like to invite you to join us for our final meeting of the semester as we host a panel of students with jobs in the Energy and Investment Banking industries. The meeting will be THIS Tuesday, November 27th, 7-8pm in GSB 3.130. We will also be discussing the application process for positions within Texas Energy Forum.

The student panel will represent those with jobs in the Energy and Investment Banking Industry. The students will talk about their summer experiences, future jobs, and interview process with a Q&A to follow. Those on the panel have held or will hold jobs from Barclays, Credit Suisse, Greenhill, Chevron, and Magnum Hunter Resources.

It will be open to all UT students free of charge. Free pizza and drinks will also be provided, but seating will be limited so please arrive early.

Monday, November 12, 2012

11/15 - UTES Lecture: Building (and Maintaining) Competitive Advantage in Clean Manufacturing

Building (and Maintaining) Competitive Advantage in Clean Manufacturing
  Alan Goodrich
Thursday, November 15, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm
About the speaker:
Alan Goodrich has more than ten years of experience conducting techno economic analysis in support of R&D management and business development decisions, including as a management consultant to Fortune 500 firms, such as Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, General Electric, Corning, Dow Chemical, and Eastman Chemical. Alan joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2009 where he serves as the lead analyst for the Solar PV Cost Analysis team, which provides critical analytical support to strategic R&D decisions facing DOE, NREL, and Industry partners. Alan’s research activities and the team’s scope of work include: solar PV module manufacturing costs, materials resource availability, and the installed cost of solar PV systems. 
Alan holds a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Decision Sciences and Engineering, and a MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

11/12 - Swith, documentry about our energy future

What: Free screening of the film Switch, a documentary about our energy future, followed by a Q&A with Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology
When: Monday, November 12, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Student Activity Center Auditorium (SAC 1.402)

Come early for free pizza at 6:30pm in the Jackson Geosciences Building Student Center, across the east mall from the Student Activity Center.

Background: In 2009, documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch and geologist Dr. Scott Tinker set out to make a film on our transition from the current fossil fuel dominated energy system to a more diversified system. The goal was not to advocate for one technology over another, not to suggest how the transition should happen -- but to try to determine how it actually would happen, based on scientifically-sound investigation and the practical realities of the world of energy as we discovered them. The result, is Switch.

The event, which is free and open to public, is sponsored by the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Austin Geological Society.

Monday, November 5, 2012

11/8 - UTES Lecture: Energy in Media: A Journalist's Perspective on Covering Energy

Energy in Media: A Journalist's Perspective on Covering Energy
  Kate Galbraith
Thursday, November 8, 5:15 PM 
Mezes Hall 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm
About the speaker:
Kate Galbraith covers energy and environment for the Texas Tribune. Kate reported on clean energy for The New York Times from 2008 to 2009, serving as the lead writer for the Times' Green blog. She began her career at The Economist in 2000 and spent 2005 to 2007 in Austin as the magazine's Southwest correspondent. A Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University from 2007 to 2008, she has an undergraduate degree in English from Harvard and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.