Student Energy Stories

Hear from Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students on why energy matters to them and how they've gotten involved with the Institute!

Jessica Chen

Jess is a '21 majoring in Environmental Studies.  She traveled to Appalachia with the 2018 Energy Immersion Trip to West Virginia, which sparked her interest in acid mine drainage mitigation. She worked with Professor Ulrike Wegst in Engineering on a follow up research project investigating how biomaterials could be used to improve water quality. 

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Jordan Swett

Jordan is a '19 majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Development Economics with a focus in Energy Systems. He is conducting a Senior Honors Thesis to study the viability of installing solar power in rural areas of South Africa. He is also working with the Institute to launch an undergraduate energy club.

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Dartmouth Energy Immersion Trips

The Energy Immersion Trips program is sponsored by IIES and the Sustainability Office and provides students in-depth opportunities to examine energy systems from a variety of different perspectives and to explore future pathways through break trips to different regions of the U.S. 

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