This March, ten students and two staff members drove south to coal country, specifically Montgomery, West Virginia. Montgomery fills a crescent moon bend in the Kanawha River, 30 miles southeast of Charleston. Our host for the trip was Mike King, a founding member of the Morris Creek Watershed Association who’s been working tirelessly to sing life back into the town’s stream.
At the second DEC lunch of the spring term, participants learned from Tuck Revers Fellows Kevin Griffith, Mathew O’Sullivan, and Vengatesh Muralidharan about the recent energy crisis in Puerto Rico. The three fellows were among a group of ten Tuck students and two Revers Center staff who travelled to Puerto Rico in November 2018 to see first hand how Hurricane Maria had impacted the island’s electrical grid and to learn about ways the island might improve upon its current energy infrastructure.