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April 2018
Dear EAP Alumni, Students and Friends,

Happy Spring! It's been a busy spring semester for EAP. We had a great turnout for our second annual alumni/student social, and students had the opportunity to network with their fellow students, and EAP alumni. In addition, we took 16 students on our second annual trip to Chicago, and had a wonderful time exploring, learning, networking and having fun. Many thanks to SCB Group and Martha Goodell of Enigami Partners for coordinating our Chicago trip networking reception and co-sponsoring.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our next EAP event this month to celebrate Earth Day and network with fellow EAP students, alumni and friends. 

As always, if you have any suggestions for how we could improve the EAP program or would like to connect with our community, please don't hesitate to contact me. And please do send in your short updates for inclusion in the next EAP Dispatch.

 
Sincerely, 

Professor Gregory Nemet
Energy Analysis and Policy Program Chair
nemet@wisc.edu
Upcoming Event

Mark your calendar for an upcoming EAP event, the Third Annual EAP Earth Day Social/Networking Reception on Monday, April 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Brocach Irish Pub on the Square. This is a great opportunity for EAP alumni and students to socialize and share experiences within the energy field. For more information, see the EAP Facebook event page and click here to RSVP

This event follows the annual Earth Day Conference hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the Monona Terrace, so those of you attending that event can just walk a couple of blocks to Brocach. For information on the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, click here. As a special perk for our EAP alumni and friends, we are pleased to provide you with a coupon code that will give you $20 off the standard Earth Day Conference registration fee: 2018EDC.

There will be a cash bar and light appetizers. This event was made possible through the generous donations of EAP Alumni and Friends. To make a donation earmarked to support EAP, click here.
Please feel free to share with other EAP alumni and your network of energy professionals. Come meet current EAP students (an amazing group!), connect with old classmates, and make some new connections.

You can
RSVP at this link (RSVP not required, and all are welcome). Many thanks to Dan York, EAP '87, for organizing this event!
In their own words:
Updates from the EAP Community
David Abel, PhD Student, Environment and Resources
"In February, I led an study in Atmospheric Environment, titled "Potential air quality benefits from increased solar photovoltaic electricity generation in the Eastern United States." In addition, I will be studying at IIASA in Austria this summer to quantify the air quality and health benefits of solar energy in South Africa." 

Alexandra Karambelas, EAP alumna
"I co-led an article in Frontiers for Young Minds, geared towards young scientists in middle and high school, titled "
Trucks versus Trains: How does the way we get our stuff affect air pollution?" This was based off of a 2014 Environmental Science and Technology paper I co-authored, titled, “Emissions and air quality impacts of truck-to-rail freight modal shifts in the Midwestern United States.” In addition, I recently led a study in Atmospheric Environment, titled “Constraining the uncertainty in emissions over India with a regional air quality model evaluation,” emerging from my Ph.D. work in Tracey's group, as well as a summer spent at IIASA in Austria." 

Paul Denholm, EAP alumnus
"I was recently interviewed by a reporter at Vox, who wrote up 
this story and interview. I actually started generating net load curves with PV in Wisconsin, so technically you could say that the duck curve began its gestation at the UW."

Tracey Holloway, Professor

"It was an honor to be named as a 2018 recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards. I work with many undergraduates, and it is so rewarding to be recognized for that work. This semester, I am working with 6 graduate students (most in EAP!) and 9 undergraduates - an inspiring group!"

Would you like to be more involved?
As we expand the EAP program, we aim to support connections among our alumni by linking students and recent grads with our growing community of energy alums. Would you like to get involved? From hosting an event, to hiring an intern, to speaking about your career or joining our alumni committee, there are many opportunities to participate. Please feel free to reach out to Greg Nemet, EAP Program Chair, with ideas of how you can support EAP, connect with colleagues, and engage with our amazing students.
Reflections of Chicago Trip
2018 EAP Chicago Trip- group photo of studentsOn a beautiful Thursday and Friday in March, we took our second annual trip to Chicago. A great group of 16 students spent two days networking, learning, bonding, and having fun. We met with Elevate Energy, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), SCB Group, BP and Clean Energy Trust.

If we had to pick one highlight of the trip, it would be the spectacular reception generously hosted by SCB Group and EAP alumna, Martha Goodell. With great food and drink at Cantina Laredo, our students met energy experts, alumni, and (maybe!) future employers.

To end our trip with some energy-related fun, we took an architectural tour of Chicago, sponsored by Martha Goodell. The students loved the chance to learn about the type of buildings we had meetings in throughout our trip. It was such a great trip and we can't wait until next year. We left Chicago on Friday afternoon tired, inspired, and excited to continue advancing energy in the 21st century. Thank you to our many hosts, and to the very generous sponsors who made this trip possible. Click here to view more photos from the trip.

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Thanks to everyone who came to the EAP networking social at the end of February. It was a fun night and we had a great turnout of alumni and students. If you weren't able to join us, mark your calendar for the next EAP social event coming up at the end of April. Thanks to EAP alumnus, Dan York, for planning both social events. 

SCB Student Paper Contest

For the second year, SCB Group has generously sponsored a student paper contest using work from Dr. Richard Shaten's (Academic Coordinator for the EAP Program and Assistant Faculty Associate in Environmental Studies) energy markets class. Congratulations to Heidi Lawrenz, Jordan Rein, and Adam Luthin for receiving the top three awards in this contest. The winners of the contest were announced during the recent trip to Chicago. Thanks SCB!


Internship Opportunity

SCB Group has supported the EAP Program for the past few years and has a great internship opportunity for graduate students. SCB is a commodity brokerage firm providing brokerage services across the globe in biofuels, energy and agricultural markets. Operating from the commodity capitals of the world, they offer services in physical, listed and over-the-counter commodity derivatives. Their mission is to promote the adoption of a low-carbon future by facilitating transactions in renewable energy. For more information on the internship and to apply, click here.


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If not, what are you waiting for? Over 80% of EAP alumni and current students have
created LinkedIn profiles to highlight their academic and professional accomplishments. Check out the
EAP group page and join our online networking community today!

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