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Sunday, April 7
Monday, April 8
Building Environmentally Sustainable Communities and furthering Fair Housing Goals: How Can We Do Both?, Vicki Been
The David Bradford STEP Seminar Series - Speaker: Vicki Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law, Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU School of Law
Wallace Hall, Room 300  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
ENV Sophomore Open House
Come explore an emerging and exciting field! Meet our faculty and current students who will discuss Princeton's Environmental Studies (ENV) Certificate Program.
Refreshments will be served.

Guyot Hall Atrium  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
Future Challenges and Research Needs for Wind Energy - Vijayant Kumar, Wind energy consultant with V-BAR
The rapid rate of technological advancement in wind energy combined with positive government policies has led to increased penetration and implementation of wind energy worldwide. In locations blessed with favorable wind resource, wind installations with modern machines can be cost-competitive with other forms of energy. The rapid growth of wind energy in the last few years has outpaced R&D efforts in the field and as a result, wind energy community has faced challenges arising from implementations based on flawed assumptions as well as poor operational practices. The speaker will discuss these challenges and discuss relevant research topics originating from such challenges. Examples would include prediction of spatial variability of wind resource, wind energy forecasting including prediction of uncommon meteorological events as well as ramps, wakes of large wind farms and wind farm O&M optimization.
Friend Center  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9
Lisa P. Jackson, Former EPA Administrator, to Present "The Unfinished Business of the Environmental Movement"
The Woodrow Wilson School will host Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 Princeton Graduate School alumna, and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Jackson will be visiting the Wilson School as part of the "Dean's Innovation Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy" (STEP) leadership program. The program brings prominent environmental leaders to Princeton for a two to three day visit, providing students the opportunity to interact with high-level policy makers. Jackson will discuss "The Unfinished Business of the Environmental Movement."
Dodds Auditorium  ·  4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12
Two-Day Conference: The Ethics of Risk and Climate Change (PIIRS)
PIIRS research community, "Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change"
Organizers: Marc Fleurbaey, University Center for Human Values; Melissa Lane, Department of Politics; and Stephane Zuber, Centre de Recherche Sens, Ethique et Societe
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219  ·  9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
PEI-STEP Application Deadline
The PEI-STEP Program Half-time fellowships (stipend and tuition) are provided for 24 months, to permit Ph.D. students in science and engineering to address the environmental policy implications of their thesis research through supplementary course-work and policy-oriented research. Fellows will also be awarded an additional $3,500 for research support. Students in the humanities and social sciences who wish to enhance their research with studies in environmental science and engineering will also be considered. The goal of PEI-STEP is to make students more effective and more versatile in their careers as scientists, teachers, and leaders in the public and private sectors and to increase awareness among science and engineering students and faculty of how their discipline-based skills can be brought to bear on environmental problems.

APPLICATIONS: Currently-enrolled graduate students in their first, second, or third year in science and engineering departments are eligible to apply. Humanities and social sciences students who are interested in this program should consult with the PEI-STEP Director, Professor Michael Oppenheimer, prior to completing an application. The application must include a CV, graduate transcript, project description, and a description of the central thesis research, worked out in cooperation with the student's thesis adviser and the proposed PEI-STEP adviser. Letters of support from both advisers are required. Criteria for selection include a strong academic record, a well-thought-out research plan and engagement of the thesis adviser in the research plan.

To apply, please go to: http://www.princeton.edu/pei/grads/step/admission/
 ·  11:55 p.m.11:55 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Two-Day Conference: The Ethics of Risk and Climate Change (PIIRS)
PIIRS research community, "Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change"
Organizers: Marc Fleurbaey, University Center for Human Values; Melissa Lane, Department of Politics; and Stephane Zuber, Centre de Recherche Sens, Ethique et Societe
Aaron Burr Hall, Room 219  ·  9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.