Environmental Innovation Practicum–Register Now!

Looking for a 2 credit class to help fill-out your schedule Autumn Quarter? Read on to learn more about the Environmental Innovation Practicum, and how you can compete in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (optional):

Register Now! Innovation in Cleantech + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet

Environmental Innovation Practicum ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498, ENVIR 495


  • Credits: 2
  • Days: Tuesdays 4-5:50 pm
  • Location: Paccar Hall 290
  • Instructor: Deborah Hagen-Lukens
  • Requirements: No prerequisites, recommended for juniors, seniors and grad students


Discover the universe of cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental issues.  Click here for a complete listing of speakers.   In teams, you’ll identify an environmental problem and present your solution to the class.  Although not required, teams are invited to compete in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge  March 31, 2016.

A sample of Fall’s great speaker line-up:

  • Nancy Floyd, NthPower, San Francisco Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power, the pioneering energy venture capital firm. Nth Power has $420M under management and has invested in 58 companies, some of the market leaders in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation and green buildings.
  • Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Portland Founder and managing director of Clean Edge. He is the coauthor of Clean Tech Nation and The Clean Tech Revolution. At Clean Edge, he has coauthored more than three dozen reports on clean technologies, markets, and policies. He has taught MBA-level courses at Portland State University and New College.
  • Jesse Morris, Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado Involved in RMI’s disruptor program Jesse works with his team to help expand distributed energy resource deployment across the globe. His background in electricity also feeds into RMI’s current work with the Caribbean islands. He works with energy storage companies, smart control providers, utilities, and the regulatory community to help distributed energy resources become an integral, widely-accessible part of the global electricity system.

Email Pam Tufts | Assistant Director Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (ptufts@uw.edu)

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