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IESC 2021

Join Farmingdale State College's Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center and The University of West Indies, remotely, for the 9th annual International Energy & Sustainability Conference. This year’s conference will continue to provide attendees with the cutting- edge developments in renewable energy from leaders in their respective fields. Experts in research and industry will present the emerging technologies and  future directions in their field. If you would like to contribute a virtual poster display, please submit an abstract by clicking on the link below by February 15th, 2021.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the registration for this years conference is free of charge.  To register, please follow the registration link below. (We are offering up to eight (8) PDH credits for interested professionals (Architects, Engineers, etc.))





Organizing Committee               Speakers and Panelists                Poster Gallery                


  Thursday March 18, 2021
2:00 - 4:40 PM Building Sustainable Communities in the United States 
  Opening Remarks and Introduction to Panel and Senator Todd Kaminsky br Dr. Nader, President of Farmingdale State College
  Peter Gollon Session Chair
  Todd Kaminsky, Senator, 9th District of New York
  Henry Red Cloud, Executive Director, Red Cloud Renewable
  Jessica Price, Renewable Energy Strategy Lead, Nature Conservancy New York
  Mitchell Pally, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Building Institute
  Matthew Gough, Senior Campaign Representative, Sierra Club
  Shavonne Smith, Director, Shinnecock Environmental Department
4:40-6:00 PM Innovation and Education in the World of Energy and Environment
  Lou Donofrio, Vice Chair of IEEE-PES, Session Chair 
4:40-5:00 PM David Goldstein, PE, Founder, Hydronic Shell Technologies, LLC
5:00-5:20 PM Brandon Burke, Director of Policy and Outreach, Business of Offshore Wind
5:20-5:40 PM John Fraser-Mifsud - Vice President, National Accounts
& Design Center Strategic Development, Daikin North America
5:30-6:00 PM Stanley Smellie, Energy Engineer, UWI
6:00 - 7:00 PM C3E Women In Energy Event and Student Poster Session
  Introduction of Organizing Committee, C3E Event and Celia Davidson-Francis by Dr. Barbara Christe, Farmingdale State College, Dean of the School of Engineering Technology,
  Film from UWI students on Climate Change Advocacy & Action through UWI STAT CCAAN
  Welcome Message from Laura Joseph, Provost of Farmingdale State College
  New York State Lieutenant Governor, Kathleen C. Hochul's Welcome Address
  Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive 
  Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38N Solutions  
  Angella Rainford, CEO/Founder of Soleco
  Joyce Smith, Executive Assistant District Attorney - Nassau County 
  Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil, Assistant Superintendent of Brentwood Union Free School District 
  Dr. Barbara Christe, Farmingdale State College, Dean of the School of Engineering Technology, to Announce Poster Presentation Winners

Announcement of  IEEE PES Scholarship

Opportunities by Professor Marjaneh Issapour

7:00 - 7:30 PM Minute Mentoring

Policy and Government (Breakout Room AA):                                                                             

Town of Hempstead, Tara Schneider-Moran, Senior Conservation Biologist, Town of Hempstead|Conservation & Waterways                                                                                          

NYSERDA, Adrienne Downey, Principal Engineer for Offshore Wind


Renewable Energy (Room A):                                                                                                                                  Empower Solar, Tara McDermott, Chair of the Long Island Solar and Storage Alliance    


Equinor Wind U.S., Julia Bovey, Director of External Affairs                                                                                  

Vineyard Wind, Caroline Mueller, RFP Response Analyst                                                                                      

Vineyard Wind, Nicolette Collard-Andrade, Workforce and Local Content Coordinator


Power Utilities (Breakout Room B):                                                                                                               

PSEG-LI, Michelle Somers,  Electric Vehicles, Program Support Manager                                                                

LIPA, Jennifer Hayen, Communications Director                                                                                    

National Grid, Clara Giustino, Vice President of Project Development 


Private Sector (Room C):                                                                                                                                           Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP, Sarah Oral P.E, LEED AP BD+C, Civil Engineering Director                                                                                                         

Smith Warner International Limited, Elisabeth Mondon, Coastal Engineer                                                              


Faith Com Inc., Patricia Watts, President and CEO


Environmental and Non-Profit Organizations (Breakout Room D):                                                                         

Sierra Club, Jessica Enzmann, Long Island Organizing Representative    


Drive Electric Long Island, Rosemary Mascali, Sustainable Transportation Consultant                          


YouthBuild, Nene Alameda, Workforce Development Manager                                                     

7:30-8:00PM Networking Breakout Rooms by Topic/Title

Policy and Government (Breakout Room AA):                 

Lisa Broughton (Moderator), Suffolk County, Energy Director/Climate Action Coordinator                  

Tara Schneider-Moran, Senior Conservation Biologist, Town of Hempstead|Conservation & Waterways


Renewable Energy (Breakout Room A):                                                                                                                      Tara McDermott, Empower Solar, Tara McDermott, Chair of the Long Island Solar and Storage Alliance                                                            

Julia Bovey, Equinor Wind U.S., Director of External Affair


Engineering (Breakout Room B):                                                                                                                                Adrienne Downey, Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA                                                                                   

Sarah Oral, Civil Engineering Director, Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP                                                          

Elisabeth Mondon, Coastal Engineer, Smith Warner International Limited

  Business Aspects of Renewable Energy (Room C):                                                                                                Corrinne Graham, President, GRAHAM International Consulting and Research Inc.

Climate Action (Breakout Room D):                                                                        

Jessica Enzmann, Sierra Club, Long Island Organizing Representative                                                                                                                   

Rosemary Mascali, Drive Electric Long Island, Sustainable Transportation Consultant                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jane Fasulo, Sierra Club                                                                                                                 

Jessica Price, Nature Conservancy New York, Renewable Energy Strategy Lead  


Beth Fiteni, NYS Dept of Public Service, Utility Analyst


Education (Breakout Room E):                                                                                                                                    The University of the West Indies, Celia Davidson-Francis, Director of Alumni Relations                               

Farmingdale State College, Bahar Zoghi, AssistantDean School of Engineering Technology                      

Brentwood Union Free School District, Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil, Assistant Superintendent                           

Farmingdale State College, Dr. Jill O'Sullivan, Chair, Computer Science Department                                                      

Clean Energy Business Incubator Program and Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, Shruti Sharma, Program Manager                                                                                                                

Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University, Heidi Anderson, Client Manager




  Friday, March 19, 2021
Time International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2021 UWI and FSC
9:00-9:05am Professor Stephan Gift, Pro Vice Chancellor, UWI Opens Conference and Introduces Dr. John Nader, President of Farmingdale State College  
9:00-9:05am Opening Remarks by Dr. John Nader, President of Farmingdale State College
9:05 - 9:10am Remarks by Kathleen Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York State, USA
9:10-9:15am Remarks by Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive
9:15am Remarks by Lecturer Erica Simmons, Caribbean Maritime University, Chair of IEEE Jamaica Section
9:15-10:00am Keynote, Distinguished Lecturer Mr. Damir Novosel, President and Founder, Quanta Technology - "Sustainability Energy Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges"
10:00 -10:20am Professor Michael Taylor, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies - "Climate Change is Not a Myth!"
Panel on Sustainable Energy Generation
  Professor UWI (Retired) Halden Morris, Life Senior Member, IEEE Jamaica Section, Session Chair
  Legena Henry, Lecturer for Renewable Energy, The University of the West Indies
  Paul R. Aiken, PhD, CEO, Mona-Tech Engineering Services - “Energy Generation and Efficiency on the UWI Mona Campus”
  Randy Koon-Koon, Lecturer, Department of Physics, The University of the West Indies
  Elizabeth Hewitt, LEED AP BD+C, Assistant Professor, Technology and Society, Stony Brook University
11:50-12:50pm Lunch and Virtual Networking hosted by Corrinne Graham
  4 discussion groups in 15 minute segments
12:00-12:15 Solar Lunch Breakout Room
12:15-12:30 Offshore Wind Lunch Breakout Room
12:30-12:45 Geothermal Lunch Breakout Room
12:45-1:00 Hydropower Lunch Breakout Room
1:00-2:30pm Long Island's Experience in Combatting Climate Change Dual Challenges: Climate and Equity
  Sarah Oral, P.E, LEED AP BD+C, Civil Engineering Director, Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP, Session Chair
  Lisa Broughton, Energy Director and Climate Action Coordinator, Suffolk County, NY, Keynote
  Shameika Hanson, Community Protection Specialist, The Nature Conservancy
  Ryan Madden, Sustainability Organizer, Long Island Progressive Coalition
  Tara Schneider-Moran, Senior Conservation Biologist, Town of Hempstead|Conservation & Waterways
  Sarah Hamideh, Assistant Professor of Coastal Resilience, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
2:30-3:30 PM Diversity and Equity Programs Within the Utilities
  Bahar Zoghi, Assistant Dean of School of Engineering Technology & Acting Chair Automotive, Farmingdale State College, Session Chair
  Michael Jones-Bey, Director, Supplier and Diversity Program, Consolidated Edison
  Jimmy Alty, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG-LI
  Carla Hunter Ramsey, US Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, National Grid
3:30-4:30 PM Closing Remarks
  The Business of All This, hosted by Corrinne Graham, President, GRAHAM International Consulting and Research Inc.
  Yvette Richardson, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Sabir, Richardson & Weisberg Engineering & Architecture
  Michael Govinda, President, Arista Careers
  Phil Andrews, President, The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC)
  Eric Alexander, Director, Vision Long Island


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March 18, 2021 - March 19, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Event

Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

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