At the same time the Energy Initiative engages today's decision makers, it provides tomorrow's leaders—Duke students—with hands-on opportunities to help meet the world's energy challenges. In doing so, the Initiative helps to nurture in students a life-long passion for making a difference in the world.
Student-Centered Energy Activities
Compete in the next Duke Start-up Challenge Clean Energy Track
Find out about Duke Smart Home undergraduate research and education
Explore student projects with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Attend Leading EDGE Seminars at the Fuqua School of Business
Attend the Annual MBA Energy Conference
Student-Led Energy Groups
The Business and Environment Club is a networking and professional development club to connect Nicholas School students with environmental professionals in the private sector and provide access to resources for further business-related education.
Co-Presidents: Eliza Davis & Maura Farver
DEEN connects people who are researching or interested in learning more about the complex issues surrounding oil and gas development. They currently focus on topics related to hydraulic fracturing.
President: Hiba Hashimi
The focus of the MBA Energy Club is to educate students on all aspects of the energy industry and provide forums for stimulating discussion on energy related issues by bringing thought leaders and company executives to campus for speaking events.
Co-Presidents: Kent Truckor and Jake Thomsen
DUGI will develop a University ethic and practice in which all decisions take into account the environmental, social, and financial impacts of its actions of its actions locally, nationally, and globally.
President: Anna Chavis
A project-based discussion group that allows energy-minded students from Duke's business, engineering, environmental, policy, and law programs to collaborate on startups and entrepreneurial energy projects, both locally and around the globe.
President: Max Marshall
The Nicholas School Energy Club supports graduate students interested in the energy field by organizing events that will improve the educational experience and place our members in careers that represent both our financial worth and environmental stewardship in the energy sector.
Co-Presidents: Jenny Kim and Dave Millar
The Sanford Energy and Environment Club gives public policy students the opportunity to learn from experts in the energy and environment fields and to engage with the local and global community. SEEC connects students with faculty at Duke and professionals from across the country. We work with our colleagues across the university to provide conferences and networking opportunities on campus. In addition to learning from experts, we encourage our members to gain confidence in their own opinions and skills by engaging in casual discussion and debate, participating in the broader energy and environment community, and giving formal presentations to their peers.
Co-Presidents: Jessica Isaacs and Rachel Leven