Student Energy Stories

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

A group of students standing in front of a colorful mural

Connecting Energy with Art

The Dartmouth Design Initiatve's Design Corps program connected students Kiera Bernet '23, Avery Hormaechea '24, and Sanne Schouten '23, and Annie Qiu '24  with the Irving Institute and Dartmouth Sustainability Office to help engage students with the possibilities of the new Irving Institute building. 

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Max Holden
Nathaniel Roe '23
Rohit Garimella '24

Summer Internship with FERC

Rohit Garimella '24 spent a summer working in the Division of Analytics and Surveillance at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 

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Ellery Curtis
Emma Doherty
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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