Research and Scholarship

Clean Energy, Funding Priorities, and Research Support

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

JMU Research & Scholarship cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Scott Minos, Senior Policy and Communications Specialist for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  Mr. Minos' presentation will address DOE's clean energy budget and programmatic priorities for FY 2016 and FY 2017.  In addition, attendees will learn how to evaluate possible federal interest in their research, how to make submissions for financial awards more impactful, and other ways to use DOE to further research goals.  Faculty will have the opportunity to engage with Mr. Minos in a question & answer session at the conclusion of the presentation.  Colleagues from other institutions are encouraged to attend, and please note that a separate student presentation will follow later that evening.  Please feel free to share this announcement broadly, and we kindly ask that you RSVP to by March 16th to ensure seating availability.


Introducing the Department of Energy: Clean Energy, Funding Priorities, and Research Support
Mr. Scott Minos

Senior Policy and Communications Specialist
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Department of Energy 

4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 23
James Madison University
ISAT/CS Building, Room 259

Light refreshments will be available prior to the event start

About the Speaker

Scott Minos has worked in various positions for the United States Department of Energy (DOE) since 1986.  He currently is employed as a Senior Policy and Communications Specialist for the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).  He is responsible for communicating clean energy policy objectives related to renewable generation, efficiency technologies, conservation practices, electric transmission, and climate change. 

Scott’s main focus has been on energy efficiency in advanced transportation technologies and sustainable building and community design.  In these areas he has worked extensively on a variety of key DOE laboratory programs, DOE initiatives, and collegiate energy engineering competitions.

Scott has also traveled throughout Africa and Asia to support DOE’s Renewables for Sustainable Village Power program that brings electric power to remote areas of the developing world.      

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State University in 1984, his Masters of Arts in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies at the School for Advanced International Studies in 1988, and his Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1993.  All graduate work was focused on a variety of issues related to communication and propaganda, mainly regarding energy and environmental information.   


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Parking will be available for JMU employees and off-campus guests in the D2 lot between the hours of 3:00 and 7:30 PM.


Contact Ben Delp, (540) 568-1661.

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