Recent Irving Institute Student Grant Awardees

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society offers up to $5,000 in funding to support energy and climate focused research, unpaid internship experiences, and professional development for undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Grant Program recently funded the following student projects and experiences:

Alyssa Pantaleo, a Thayer School of Engineering PhD student, received support to attend a conference,  Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy. 
Tejaswini Chatty, a Thayer School of Engineering PhD student, received support to attend the Greenbiz '23 conference.
Adriana Patricia Fajardo Mazorra, a graduate student in the MALS program, received support for her research project, "The Role of Justice in Wind Energy Development in Indigenous Wayúu Territory - Colombia."
Solange Acosta-Rodriguez '24 received funding to help support her participation in a faculty-led project,  "Mapuche Epistemologies and Energy Justice: Creating Transnational Understanding and Reimagining Our Energy Future."

In addition, the Institute helped support two social and environmental justice grants with the Department of Philosophy. Recipients of those grants were:

Nadine Lorini Formiga '25 for a research project, "Philosophical Inquiry on Indigenous Epistemologies and Environmental Justice"
Katherine Glance '23 for a research project, "Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue: Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Maori (New Zealand)"