Public Engagement

Public Engagement

Public Engagement and Events

Check this page for additional events and recordings of past events!

Spring 2021 -- All events are 'virtual' for the semester!

  • Tuesday, February 16 - "Fashion in the Circular Economy: Reducing Clothing Waste"
    Ruth Kelly, Performance Materials Expert/Entrepreneur/Former Head of Women’s Fabric Development at Lululemon
    Dr. Helen Goworek, Associate Professor in Marketing at Durham University Business School
    2:00 - 3:15 PM
    Email RCRL@rowan.edu to register

  • Wednesday, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, and 3/17 - Carbon Literacy Training
    Dr. Petra Molthan-Hill, Nottingham Business School
    11:00AM - 1:00 PM on each day
    Email RCRL@rowan.edu to register

  • Saturday March 6 & Sunday March 7 - Sustainable Development Goals student training
    Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
    10:00AM - 1:00PM each day
    Click on the link above to register - free for all Rowan students!
    (in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • Wednesday April 7 & Thursday April 8 - 2021 EcoCareers Conference
    National Wildlife Federation
    Full schedule each day, attend as many or as few sessions as you like
    Registration details coming soon - free for all Rowan students!

  • Wednesday, April 14 - "The Economic Growth and Mobility Project"
    Ashley Putnam, Director of the EGMP, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    6:30 - 7:30 PM

  • Thursday, April 22 - Earth Day Celebration
    A full slate of events highlighting research, real-world sustainability initiatives from industry partners, and student projects
    Schedule and final speakersTBD

Fall 2020 -- All events are 'virtual' for the semester!

Spring 2020:

Fall 2019 schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 17 — “America's Original People -- Keepers of the Land and Water
    Carla J.S. Messenger, Director of Native American Heritage Programs
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Business Hall 104
    (in collaboration with the School of Earth & Environment and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rowan University)

  • Tuesday, September 24 - "Crowdfunding for Social Good" workshop
    Devin Thorpe, founder Your Mark on the World and contributor to Forbes magazine
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; WeWork Philadelphia (1010 North Hancock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Wednesday, September 25 - "Your Mark on the World" workshop for students
    Devin Thorpe, founder Your Mark on the World and contributor to Forbes magazine
    9:30 - 10:30 AM, Business Hall 209
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Monday, October 7 — “Inevitable Industry? Engineers and the Practice of Accountability
    Jessica Smith, Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Business Hall 104


  • Monday, November 4 - "Shattering Glass Ceilings"
    Tsedale Melaku, postdoctoral research fellow at at The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    11:00 - 12:00, Business Hall 209 (Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
    (in collaboration with the Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

  • Monday, November 11 -- "The Nexus of Public Policy: Renewable Energy in New Jersey"
    Erick Ford, Executive Director of NJ Energy Coalition
    12:30 - 1:45 PM, Robinson Hall 302

  • Wednesday, November 13 - "No Time to Waste: What We Need to Do for Sustainability and Climate Progress"
    Miranda Massie, founder and director of The Climate Museum
    5:00-7:00 PM, Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center
    (public event in collaboration with the Honors Program, Rowan University)