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!

A microhydro generator on a boat

Installing a Micro-hydro Generator in Alaska

In summer 2019, Abigail Brazil '21, Mallory Byrd '19, Th'20, Marisa Magsarili '19, Ben Saccone '20, Kevin Yang '20 traveled with Professor Doug van Citters to the Inian Islands Institute, a remote ecological field school located in Alaska, to install a micro-hydro generator. Video courtesy of Kevin Yang '20 and Mallory Byrd '19. 

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Jessica Chen '21

Jessica Chen '21

Jess is an Environmental Studies major.  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 19

Jordan Swett '19

Jordan majored 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 was an intergral part of the launch of Dartmouth's undergraduate energy club, the Dartmouth Energy Alliance

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students on a mountaintop in West Virginia

Dartmouth Energy Immersion Trips

The Energy Immersion Trips program, sponsored by the Irving Institute and the Sustainability Office, 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 North America. 

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