April 12 Sustainable Futures Speaker Series: Energy access, health & the environment

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    Nicholas Lam

Millions of families worldwide rely on solid and polluting fuels to meet their basic energy needs, such as cooking, heating, and lighting. This talk will discuss how sociological and physical measurement methods are being used to characterize energy needs, estimate the impacts of energy poverty, and identify mitigation opportunities.

Nicholas Lam is a Research Scientist at the Schatz Energy Research Center. His research interests are directed towards improving the welfare and environment of families living in low- and middle- income countries through improvements to the household energy system. Lam has a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences and a M.S. in Global Health and Development from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series at Humboldt State creates interdisciplinary discussion, debate, and collaboration around issues related to energy, the environment, and society. Lectures are held on Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm in HSU Founders Hall 118. For details on upcoming events or to request accessibility accommodations, visit our series events page or call (707) 826-4345.

Position Opening: Student Administrative Assistant

The Schatz Energy Research Center has an immediate opening for a Student Administrative Assistant. Hourly wage is $11.28-$13.06; appointments are normally made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a part time (10-20 hours per week), hourly, non-benefited, non-State position at the Schatz Energy Research Center on the Humboldt State University campus. A one-year commitment is requested, with reappointment dependent on funding and performance.

Under the lead supervision of the Operations Manager and the day-to-day oversight of the Administrative Assistant, the Student Administrative Assistant will provide clerical and front office support while actively contributing to a positive and collaborative working environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the performance of varied administrative support duties including, but not limited to: screening and routing telephone calls and visitors; distributing mail and arranging return shipping; processing, compiling, and filing department documents; supply ordering and tracking; and securing/coordinating meeting and travel arrangements for Center personnel. In addition, this position performs basic bookkeeping support and record keeping and other tasks to be defined.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, April 20 at 4 pm.

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Sustainable Futures 4/5: Greening the Grid & Improving Resilience

Jana Ganion and Peter Lehman

Renewable energy microgrids are an emerging technology that can support:

  • emergency preparedness
  • job creation
  • greenhouse gas reductions
  • energy cost savings
  • grid reliability
  • and improved resilience across lifeline sectors.

In this week’s Sustainable Futures Speaker Series presentation, Jana Ganion, Sustainability Director for the Blue Lake Rancheria (BLR), will join Peter Lehman, Founding Director of the Schatz Center, to discuss project challenges, first year performance, and the economic and environmental benefits of the ground-breaking BLR microgrid. They will also discuss other related activities in the region, including the upcoming renewable energy microgrid project at the Arcata-Eureka (ACV) airport.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series at Humboldt State creates interdisciplinary discussion, debate, and collaboration around issues related to energy, the environment, and society. Lectures are held on Thursdays from 5:30-7 pm in HSU Founders Hall 118. For details on upcoming events or to request accessibility accommodations, visit our series events page or call (707) 826-4345.