Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences > NERS Earth Day Events
Fifty years ago, U-M held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” in March, 1970. The five-day event served as a model for the first Earth Day celebrations held nationwide the following month on April 22. Today, concerns about our environment are more urgent than ever. Join the University of Michigan March 9–14 as Earth Day at 50, a yearlong commemoration of that event, comes to a crescendo with speakers, teach-ins and activities across campus and various Ann Arbor venues.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences is hosting two events. These events are free and open to the public – please join us in support of Earth Day!
Friday, March 13, 2020
Cooley Building, White Auditorium
Deploying clean energy is a complex multi-disciplinary task and, to be most successful, requires approaches that combine the best technology, acceptable costs, public policy approaches, and social decisions.Add to Google Calendar »
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, 1311
Engineering is the application of science to the optimum conversion
of the resources of nature to the uses of humankind. So what does
that mean for engineers trying to build clean energy systems? This
talk will outline the challenges required to build cleaner energy
systems and what that means for engineers from Earth Day +50 and the following 50 years.