MIT Events

Showing: April 2017

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  • Can technology unlock 'unburnable...
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    66-110
    To stay within the 2 degree C carbon budget, a very significant reduction in fossil fuel consumption is required. If we are to meet our carbon budget, the majority of global fossil fuel reserves cannot be combusted. The role of technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) may be critical in enabling a greater quantity of fossil fuel to be combusted within a low-carbon framework; however, a number of studies are currently reaching different conclusions. During this talk, Dr. Budinis will assess the current state of knowledge regarding the 'unburnable carbon' issue and attempt to provide clarity by quantitatively defining the potential role of CCS in unlocking the unburnable carbon over the next 85 years. Sponsored by the MITEI Low-Carbon Energy Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage.
  • The energy/comfort nexus: Making...
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    66-110
    Today, too many buildings harm the planet without properly serving their occupants. Buildings contribute roughly 40% of the total US greenhouse gas emissions, and 80% of their energy use is for heating, cooling, ventilating, and lighting. Yet research shows there are still high levels of occupant dissatisfaction with indoor environmental quality, and this can have profound impacts on people's health, comfort, performance, and overall well-being. Using a range of research examples, Professor Gail Brager's presentation will describe new ways of studying, designing, and operating buildings to improve both energy and comfort performance, which must be simultaneous goals of a high-performance building.
    IHS Seminar Series
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  • OneWorld@MIT Festival: Stage Show
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    W34
    The OneWorld @ MIT Festival is a multicultural celebration of food, music, costume, and dance! The festival stage show is presented and performed by MIT students - visit oneworld.mit.edu and stay turned for the program and list of individuals and groups who will be performing! Community members are welcome to bring guests; please have your MIT or Lincoln ID with you The Festival follows SpringFEST week and Friday night's concert (planned by the Undergraduate Association Events Committee).
  • OneWorld@MIT Festival: Let's Dance!
    9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    The OneWorld@MIT Festival continues at 9 pm with tent dance parties to take us across campus and around the world in a joyful celebration of culture. Venues: --Kresge Oval: A World of Music: Middle East, Kpop, Hip Hop, India --Killian Court: Campus Night Club --McDermott Court: Caribbean Rhythms and African Beats --Walker Tent: Two-Step to Salsa Community members are welcome to bring guests; please have your MIT or Lincoln ID with you
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