RESS Symposium 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

RESS Symposium 2017

27 July, 2017
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA

All RESS Students and alums are cordially invited to participate in this year's RESS Symposium.  Visit the Penn State Campus to meet and network with fellow RESS students and faculty, tour selected sites of RESS interest, and participate in an academic session featuring faculty research and finalists of the RESS student paper competition.

New this year: Morning Workshops

This year we are offering optional morning workshops designed to provide advanced hands-on opportunities in RESS topics.  A $50 fee is charged for these optional workshops, and lunch is provided to workshop participants. 

See below for the agenda. 

To Register:

Register no later than 01 July, 2017, using the following online form:

Register separately for the optional morning workshops at:


Contact Daniel Ciolkosz at or Erich Schienke at



9:00 am - Optional Workshops ($50 fee applies, lunch provided):
        Bioenergy - Biomass Pelleting - Science, Practice, and Project Development
        Solar  - Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data in Energy Applications
        SMP - Making the Case for Renewable Energy
        Wind - Wind Energy Software Training: Xturb-PSU and Windographer

1:00 pm - Check-in at Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

1:30 pm - Tours of:
                    PSU Electric Vehicle Team Project
                    Nittany Valley Winery's Sustainability-designed facility and operations

4:30 pm - Presentation and discussion session:
                    State of the Industry updates: members of the RESS Industrial Advisory Board
                    Student Paper Competition finalists

6:30 pm - Informal groups assemble for dinner (pay your own) in town