Funded Projects and Experiences

Highlighted Projects

Learn more about some of the energy and society projects and experiences Irving Institute mini-grants have helped support by clicking on the titles below. 

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Emma Doherty

Installing a Micro-hydro Generator in Alaska

Abigail Brazil '21, Mallory Byrd '19, Th'20, Marisa Magsarili '19, Ben Saccone '20, and Kevin Yang '20 traveled to the Inian Islands Institute to help install a micro-hyrdo generator at this remote sustainability institute in Alaska. 

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people on a raft with a large wooden box carrying a microhydro generator

Ice Core Drilling at Denali

Katherine Anderson, Graduate Student, Earth Sciences, traveled to Denali National Park in Alaska to help support a team investigating changing snowpack and its implications for hydroelectric development in the state. 

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Ice Core Drilling at Denali National Park

Documenting Zero Energy Modular Housing Processes

Zachary Berzolla, TH'19, used his mini-grant to support his work  with VerMod, a Wilder, VT-based Zero Energy Modular housing builder and document and create 3-D models to introduce the ideas and benefits of Zero Energy Modular buildings, VerMod's factory process, and lessons learned from VerMod's first five years of operation.

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Zach Berzolla '19 photo by eli burkian

Attending the Google Earth Engine Users Summit in Dublin

Shannon Sartain '21 was the first recipient of an Irving Institute mini-grant. Institute funding helped her to defray the costs of attending the Google Earth Engine Summit 
in Dublin, where she gained skills and connections to help her pursue her academic and professional goals. 

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Shannon Sartain