Prof. Melody Baglione Keynote Speaker for Upcoming UC Davis Global Energy Managers Workshop

POSTED ON: October 5, 2020

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Melody Baglione will start off the keynote session for UC Davis’ 2nd Global Energy Mangers Workshop this Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (Energy Efficiency Day) at 12pm EST (9am PST).

The annual workshop will be held online gathering students, faculty, and facility managers from around the world. The workshop is free of charge and will highlight energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies this Energy Efficiency Day.

As keynote, Prof. Baglione will present the topic on New York City’s Carbon Challenge and Cooper Union Activism: Engaging Students to Address Critical Challenges and Opportunities of our Time. She is scheduled to speak alongside two additional keynote speakers: Jean-Phillipe Seya, Regional Engineering Manger Western & Central Africa, Aggreko International and David Phillips, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, University of California Office of the President. Register for the keynote session here.

Prof. Baglione will also present during the education session 4pm EST (1pm PST) on Project-based Learning in Energy alongside Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab at UC Davis and Devon Schmidt, Energy Graduate Group student at UC Davis. 

To register for each session, please visit UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute website.

In addition, read Prof. Baglione and Cooper engineering students’ latest publication on Optimizing Condenser Water Supply Temperature to Minimize Energy Usage presented in the Optimal Chiller and Compressors session at the ASHRAE 2020 Winter Conference this past February 2020.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.