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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.))





  Register to Attend IESC 2021                    Submit a Poster Abstract                Organizing Committee                       


     Speakers and Panelists                                Poster Gallery                         



  Thursday, March 18, 2021
2:00-4:40 PM Building Sustainable Communities in the United State 
  Peter Gollon, LIPA Trustee, Moderator
  Todd Kaminsky, Senator, 9th District of New York
  Lee Clark, Environmental Justice Policy Manager, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
  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
  Matthew Ballard,
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 (Business of Offshore Wind)
5:20 - 5:40 PM John Fraser-Mifsud - Vice President, National Accounts
& Design Center Strategic Development  (Daikin)
5:40 - 6:00 PM Stanley Smellie, Energy Engineer, The University of the West Indies
6:00 - 7:00 PM C3E Women In Energy Event and Student Poster Session
  Video from students of UWI on Climate Change
  Announcement of  IEEE PES Scholarship 
  Laura Joseph, Provost Welcome Message
  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
7:00 - 7:30 PM Minute Mentoring

Local Government:                                                                                                                                                          

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


Solar Industry:

Empower Solar, Tara McDermott, Chair of the Long Island Solar and Storage Alliance


State Agencies:

NYSERDA, Adrienne Downey, Principal Engineer for Offshore Wind


Power Utilities (New York State):

National Grid, Clara Giustino, Vice President of Project Development


Power Utilities (Long Island):

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

LIPA, Jennifer Hayen, Communications Director


Offshore Wind:

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


Private Sector:

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 Organizations:

Sierra Club, Jessica Enzmann, Long Island Organizing Representative

Drive Electric Long Island, Rosemary Mascali, Manager of Transit Solutions                                                         

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

Policy and Government:

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

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



Adrienne Downey, Principal Engineer, Offshore Wind, NYSERDA

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

Elisabeth Mondon, Coastal Engineer, Smith Warner International Limited


Renewable Energy:

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


Climate Action:

Jessica Enzmann, Sierra Club, Long Island Organizing Representative

Rosemary Mascali, Drive Electric Long Island, Manager of Transit Solutions

Jane Fasulo, Sierra Club

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


Business Aspects of Renewable Energy:

Corrinne Graham, President, GRAHAM International Consulting and Research Inc.



University of the West Indies, Celia Davidson-Francis, Director of Alumni Relations   

Farmingdale State College, Bahar Zoghi, Assistant Dean 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!"
Morning Panel
  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
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
  Henry Bokuniewicz, Distinguished-Service Professor of Oceanography, Stony Brook University
2:30-3:30 PM Diversity and Equity Programs Within the Utilities
  Marjaneh Issapour, Director or Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center, Session Chair
  Michael Jones-Bey, Director, Supplier and Diversity Program, Consolidated Edison
  Brian Miller, Director of Procurement, PSEG-LI
  Carla Hunter Ramsey, US Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, National Grid
3:30-4:00 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


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March 18, 2021 - March 19, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual Event

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary Licht at Email.

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