Equinox UTSA

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The Equinox Festival '17, UTSA's annual sustainability festival, showcases the university’s and the City of San Antonio’s progress on researching and developing sustainable solutions to improve the quality life for future generations. Held on September 22 of every year, the event links students, community members, and local businesses in a day full of learning, music, food and fun.

Panel Presentations HUC Ballrooms (UC 1.106)

10:30 Welcome by event founders Alex Trevino and Keith Muhlestein

10:45 District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez remarks 

10:50 Paris Accord Resolution presentation: Mayor Ron Nirenberg and UTSA President Taylor Eighmy 

Panel Line-up Ballroom I, HUC: (subject to change) 

11:00 a.m.
San Antonio Leadership: Mayor Ron Nirenberg; UTSA President Taylor Eighmy;  Paula Gold-Williams, President and CEO of CPS; and moderator Dr. Mauli Agrawal, UTSA Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

11:45 Dr. Krystel Castillo, Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute introduces CPS/TSERI Strategic Alliance Grant Ceremony

12 noon 
Operational Sustainability: Doug Melnick, Director of Sustainability, City of San Antonio;  David Riker, UTSA Associate VP for Facilities; Cris Eugster, COO, CPS; John Anderson, Aramark Regional Sustainability Champion; moderator Keith Muhlestein, UTSA Director of Sustainability 

1:00 p.m. 
Sustainability Research: JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E., Dean, UTSA College of Engineering;  Dr. Krystel Castillo, Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute; Dr. Hariharan Krishnaswami, Assistant Department Chair, UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dr. Bing Dong, UTSA Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

2:00 p.m.
Student Leadership: Rebecca DeLeon-Hutton, President of Green Society; Anthony Govea, SGA; Alejandro Trevino, TSERI Student Researcher;Carli Martinez, UIW Sustainability Scholar; Lisa Valentine Cervantes, UTSA Green Society; Peter De La Cruz, Velox Racing Team (Biographies of speakers)

3:00 p.m. HUC Ballroom 
Transportation: Jeffrey Arndt, President/CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit; Linda Alvarado-Vela, Planning/Public Involvement Program Manager, Alamo Area MPO; Clay Haverland, UTSA Assistant VP for Campus Services; William Barker, Adjunct Associate Professor, Transportation 

3:00 p.m. Loeffler Room, BSB 3.02.02: Innovation in Sustainability: Lorenzo Gomez, CEO, Geekdom; Jose De La Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, COSA; Michael Girdley, CEO, CODEUP; Dr. Cory Hallam, UTSA Professor and director of the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship 

4:00 p.m. HUC Ballroom 
Water: Martin Miller, SAWS; moderater: Dr. Marcio Giacomoni, UTSA Professor of Engineering; Vikram Kapoor,  UTSA; Troy Dorman, Tetratech

4:00 p.m. Loeffler Room, BSB 3.02.02: Cybersecurity Panel: Gerardo Trevino, Electric Power Research Institute; Paul Rad, UTSA Associate Professor, College of Business; Jeff Prevost, UTSA Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Alex Trevino

5:00 p.m. 
Climate Panel: Dr. David Sullivan, Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin Center for Energy and Environmental Resources; Dr. Richard C. Jones, UTSA Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability; Dr. Nazgol Bagheri, Assistant Professor, UTSA Department of Political Science and Geography

6:00 p.m.
Community Engagement Roundtable: Dr. Francine Romero, UTSA Associate Dean of Public Policy; Peter Bella, Environmental Activist; Keith Muhlestein, UTSA Director of Sustainability

 

UTSA Today Story: https://www.utsa.edu/today/2017/09/story/EquinoxFestival.html
Paisano Story: http://www.paisano-online.com/arts-and-life-articles/vying-verdant-viability/
MySA: http://events.mysanantonio.com/event/utsa-equinox-festival59bbda268ac2b
Do210: http://do210.com/events/2017/9/22/utsa-equinox-festival

UTSA Today Story: https://www.utsa.edu/today/2017/09/story/EquinoxFestival.html
Paisano Story: http://www.paisano-online.com/arts-and-life-articles/vying-verdant-viability/
MySA: http://events.mysanantonio.com/event/utsa-equinox-festival59bbda268ac2b
Do210: http://do210.com/events/2017/9/22/utsa-equinox-festival

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Insitute 
Office of Sustainability UTSA
UTSA Campus Services
CPS Energy
SAWS
UTSA College of Engineering
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Councilman Manny Pelaez
VIA
SA2030
UTSA Business Affairs
Kaco New Energy
HEB
Pepsico
AACOG
Bronko Bikes
Red Bull GmbH
Green Society UTSA
Velox Racing
Roadrunner Racing
Voices UTSA
Student Government UTSA
UTSA Men's Soccer
Cheer UTSA
MOVE SA
Center for Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship at UTSA(CITE)
CIty Flag
 

 


 

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