NC State Hosts Energy Week

NC State University will host its third annual Energy Week September 23-30. This week of events aims to increase visibility of the university’s energy use, research and opportunity to shape a clean energy future.

Energy Week events have been planned by a team of students, faculty and staff representing the Energy Collaborative, Sustainability Office, FREEDM Systems Center, Student Energy Club at NC State, University Real Estate and Development, Wolfpack Outfitters,  and the North Carolina Clean Technology Center.

Browse the Energy Week events below and RSVP today. More event information can be found at

Energy and Textiles

Friday, Sept. 23, 1 – 4 pm, outside Talley Student Union 

Learn how NC State’s favorite fan gear is made using recycled plastic bottles, a process that saves both waste and energy!

Sustainable Wolfpack Football Game

Saturday, Sept. 24, Carter-Finley Stadium  

Join NC State Athletics as they host NC State’s Annual Sustainable Wolfpack Game and take part in energy-related activities. 

Energy Research Spark Talks

Monday, Sept. 26, 4 – 5 pm,  Register

Join students as they share 3-minute lightning talks about their energy-related research in a chance to win $100

Energy Entrepreneurship Panel

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 – 8:30 pm, Talley Student Union 4101,  Register 

Have you thought about working for a cleantech startup? This panel featuring industry leaders of Flux Hybrids, Sovereign Energy and Fathom Science can help.

Nuclear Energy 101

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1 – 2 pm, Partners Building I, The Garage Classroom, Register

Learn more about the nuclear future with alumni Dr. John Zino of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy International.

Centennial Campus Utility Plant Tour

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Centennial Campus Utility Plant,  Register

What does it take to power Centennial Campus? Get a behind the scenes tour of Centennial Campus Utility Plant.

Electric Vehicle Showcase

Thursday, Sept. 29, 11 am – 1 pm, The Corner (941 Main Campus Drive) 

Learn more and experience the benefits of electric vehicles. There will be food trucks.

The Future of Clean Transportation in North Carolina

Thursday, Sept. 29, 3 – 4 pm, Partners Building I, The Garage Classroom,  Register

Join Jennifer Weiss, senior advisor for climate change policy with the NC Department of Transportation, as she presents the state’s 2022 Transportation Plan. 

Centennial Social Hour

Thursday, Sept. 29, 4 – 6 pm, Partners Building I, Suite 1800

Network, learn about new projects or just relax with colleagues.

The 2023 NC State University Energy Preview

Friday, Sept. 30, 10 am – 12 pm, Talley Student Union 4140, Register

Preview the exciting developments in the who, what, where and how of energy innovation and advancements.

Schaub Food Science Building Tour

Friday, Sept. 30, 1 – 2 pm, Schaub Food Science,  Register

See first-hand how the Facilities Division Commissioning Team has created a collective $10 million in utility savings for the university and reduced carbon emissions by 200 million pounds in the last 7 years.