Posted On: Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 - 2:22 pm

Five Duke University faculty have been named 2021 Fellows of the American Association for Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS) in recognition of their efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society.

Among the Duke faculty fellows is Lydia Olander, Ph.D., director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (the Duke unit with which the Energy Initiative is merging). An adjunct professor in environmental sciences and policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment, Olander is being cited for “distinguished contributions of the field of ecosystem services, particularly for developing and promulgating methods to enhance environmental sustainability.” 

Energy Initiative Faculty Advisory Committee member Emily Klein, Ph.D., is another of the new Duke fellows. A university distinguished professor and chair of earth and climate sciences in the Nicholas School of the Environment, Klein studies the composition of basalts on the ocean floor. She is being recognized for “Distinguished contributions to understanding the formation of oceanic lithosphere throughout the world’s oceans.”  

Posted On: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 - 12:40 pm

The University-Wide Collaboration Grants on Climate aim to spark development of new research teams across Duke focused on one or more priority areas: energy transformation, climate resilience, natural climate solutions, climate and data, and climate and social justice. The grants—open to Duke faculty and research staff in ALL disciplines—can be used to fund a variety of collaborative activities that will help drive development of a university-wide research agenda for climate impact. As many as five rounds of funding will be offered over the next three years; the deadline for the first round of proposals is Feb. 18, 2022. 

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Posted On: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 - 12:40 pm

One of Duke University’s signature summer education programs is expanding student opportunities to apply cutting-edge data science methods to climate challenges. The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke (Rhodes iiD), in partnership with the recently merged Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Energy Initiative, is now accepting student applications for its first cohort of Climate+ projects. Climate+ is a new vertical within Rhodes iiD’s Data+ program, a full-time, ten-week summer research experience for Duke students of all class years and majors. 

Posted On: Monday, Dec 13, 2021 - 10:01 am

The Energy Internship Program can connect your company, agency, or organization with a talent pool of 1.7K+ undergraduate and graduate students in many degree programs, including business, engineering, environmental management, law, policy, the sciences, and more. Can't afford to pay your summer intern? We might be able to help. 

Posted On: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 - 3:17 pm

How can the humanities contribute to the energy transition? Writing for the Duke Research blog, undergraduate Zella Hanson recaps an event hosted on Oct. 28, 2021 at Duke. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Ranjana Khanna (director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke) and featured panelists Dr. Mathew Huber (Syracuse University); Dr. Imre Szeman (University of Waterloo); and Dr. Jennifer Wenzel (Columbia University).

This event was organized by the Energy Humanities Working Group in partnership with the Duke University Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke students or faculty members can join the Energy Humanities Working Group by contacting Dr. Tom Cinq-Mars (tom.cinq.mars@duke.edu).

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Posted On: Thursday, Nov 11, 2021 - 5:55 pm

A group of graduate students from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford took first place in the ninth annual Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition at Duke University.

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Posted On: Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021 - 3:07 pm

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Energy Week at Duke University, Nov. 8-11, 2021. All are welcome to register for the Duke University Energy Conference (Nov. 10), and Duke students, faculty, and staff can join five additional events. 

Posted On: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 - 8:50 pm

Are you a full-time Ph.D. student interested in energy and data science? The Duke University Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows Program is accepting applications until 12/10/21 for its summer 2022 cohort. Fellows will receive financial support to pursue summer research projects applying data science techniques to energy application areas. Cross-disciplinary workshops with faculty and peers will help strengthen fellows’ research, enrich their understanding of energy and data science topics, and boost their scholarly communication skills. 

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Posted On: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 - 9:47 am

A new $3 million gift from M.A. Rogers in honor of her late husband Jim will help Duke University redouble its efforts to expand global energy access. The Energy Access Project at Duke has adopted a new name to honor Jim's legacy.

Posted On: Thursday, Sep 23, 2021 - 9:25 am

Three Duke experts on climate, economics, and technology discussed the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bills and their potential impact on the reduction of carbon emissions, the need to hasten energy technology transfer, the role electric car ownership can play, and myriad other issues. They did so in a virtual media briefing with reporters.