EAP Monthly Dispatch

February 1st, 2016

Dear Alumni, Students, and Friends, 

It's the start of another semester, as students return to their research and courses after a much deserved break. 

I'm excited to announce our program's professional development trip to Chicago. This is the first time we're offering this to our students and I look forward to helping students further their post-graduate careers. In other news, EAP students Andy Lick and Lee Shaver submitted an opinion piece on the bipartisan nature of renewable energy. Additionally, I was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio on the future of energy. You can listen to that interview here.      

Lastly, Tracey Holloway, Paul Meier and I were recently honored by the Academic Journal, ERL, for an article we authored, read more about it below. 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. 


Professor Gregory Nemet
Energy Analysis and Policy Program Chair


Robert Margolis Campus Visit

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Senior Analyst Robert Margolis will be visiting campus on February 13-14th. He will be speaking to EAP students about their career paths followed by a public lecture at the Weston Roundtable. Dr Margolis's expertise focuses on energy modeling and policy. His Weston lecture is titled "On The Path To Sunshot And Beyond: Recent Progress And Long-Term Targets For Solar Technology" held on the 13th at 4:30 pm in  Mechanical Engineering building. The Career talk will be the following day at noon in WEI room 4135.

EAP Faculty Honored by ERL Journal
The Environmental Research Letters recently honored a paper authored by EAP Faculty members Greg Nemet and Tracey Holloway with EAP Alumnus Paul Meier. The paper titled "Implications of Incorporating Air-Quality Co-benefits into Climate Change Policymaking" was named one of the ten "milestone articles" published in the first ten years of the journal's publication. The article is free to read here.
EAP Modeling Seminar Wrap-up

This past fall semester, EAP offered a seminar to introduce students to a variety of energy models and their inter-workings. Former EAP Faculty member Wes Foell graciously opened his home for the concluding session where students reflected on what they learned throughout the course.


Energy Trip
EAP goes to Chicago

We are proud to announce our first ever professional development trip for enrolled EAP students! This March, our faculty and students will be traveling to downtown Chicago to visit with energy professionals throughout the city. This trip will provide an excellent opportunity for our students to grow their social networks and discuss possible career paths with current practitioners. In addition, we will be hosting an alumni & friends event on the evening of March 9th. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here and watch your inbox for further details. Finally, due to the generous support from EAP alumni, currently enrolled EAP students will be able to attend at no cost. 

SCB Paper Prize and Internships
As mentioned in previous dispatches, SCB Group offered cash prizes to papers submitted by Dr. Richard Shaten's fall course on Energy Markets. The winners will be announced shortly via a press release from SCB Group. In addition, the firm is offering two paid summer internships for EAP students as either a Commodity Pricing and Research Analyst Intern or a Brokerage Intern. Any interested students are encouraged to apply.

2017 Capstones Focus on Solar 

Our capstone course continues to be an EAP cornerstone, providing a comprehensive practicum to conclude students coursework. This semester's projects will be focusing on solar energy. Our two student teams are working with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and National Renewable Energy Laboratory as well as the Union of Concerned Scientists. The students working with LBNL/NREL are compiling an event study to investigate the economic impact of disruption in solar incentives and policies. The other students are teaming up with the UCS to study policies for promoting solar energy in a set of Midwestern cities. If you'd like to get your company or organization involved in a capstone project, feel free to contact Bernie Lesieutre.

Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp

We are would like to share an excellent professional development opportunity for students hosted by EAP Alumnus Rachel Slaybaugh. The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, Tomorrow Today, will be hosted at UC Berkeley from July 16-29, 2017. The Bootcamp will train the next generation of students and professionals in developing and executing ideas for nuclear energy that work in the world–providing them the tools to make a real impact as innovators and entrepreneurs. Applications for the 2017 program are live–closing February 15, 2017. 
Reminder: GEAPS is accepting
posts for The EAP Blog!

GEAPs invites students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the EAP program to submit posts to The EAP Blog. GEAPS will accept submissions in any form, from a well-developed research abstract to a back-of-the-envelope calculation on an interesting energy problem. The group just asks that submissions provide meaningful insights into the broader discussion of modern energy issues. Posts can be submitted by emailing GEAPS.

Join Our Alumni Committee
Here at EAP, we recognize the deep, long-lasting connections made among our alumni. Would you like to get more involved in our alumni related activities? We invite you to join our alumni committee! Under the direction of Dan York, the committee seeks to build and maintain the connections made through the certificate. If you'd like to get involved, please contact Dan to learn more. 

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