Virtual Teaching Symposium

The Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator, will be hosting their inaugural conference, Building Decarbonization Teaching Symposium, on May 17th, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 PM PST virtually.

This exciting event will showcase the latest advancements in teaching building decarbonization to the next generation and will include presentations from industry leaders, professors, and students, as well as a chance for group discussions.

The BDLA will welcome Mark Chambers, the Senior Director for Building Emissions & Community Resilience on the White House Climate Team as our keynote speaker. Mr. Chambers has previously served as Director of the New York City's Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and the Director of Sustainability and Energy for the Government of the District of Columbia.

This event will specifically cater to those involved in STEM education but will also be engaging for anyone working in the built environment.

Agenda, subject to change

  • 9:30am: Welcome – Dr. Sarah Billington, Chair of Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Dr. Martin Fischer, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
  • 9:45am: Keynote – Mark Chambers, White House Climate Team, Senior Director for Building Emissions & Community Resilience
  • 10:30am: Session 1: Panel on Decarbonization Teaching Techniques and Lessons Learned – Nea Maloo, AIA, Lecturer at Howard University and Dr. Raymond Tesiero, Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University, Zaria Ancar, Architectural Engineering Student at NCA&T, and Dean Bailey Architecture Student at Howard
  • 11:30am: Break
  • 11:40am: Session 2: Industry Perspective on Decarbonization – Bob Pragada, Jacobs Engineering Group, President and COO
  • 12:15pm: Closing Remarks – Peter Rumsey, Founder, Stanford BDLA