Engaging students in the classroom and around the world
Mobilizing students to participate in producing solutions to energy poverty is central to this work. The project supports relevant courses, internships, student research, and campus events that build linkages between the Duke students and faculty and the communities and stakeholders engaged in the challenge.
I have learned about the dire need to expand energy access globally and feel as though I am able to contribute to solving that problem despite my lack of background knowledge in the area. This experience has taught me that there are ways to use computer science and data analytics in every interdisciplinary field.”
– Brooke Erickson, Duke undergraduate, economics and computer science major, member of 2018 Data+ student team
The project sponsors the Global Energy Access Network (GLEAN), an interdisciplinary network of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke University fostering a research and policy dialogue on campus around energy access.
Students looking to expand their knowledge on developing country energy issues have an array of courses to choose from at Duke that incorporate energy access themes. These courses variously offer diverse approaches that integrate noted practitioners, instill key research methods, focus on real-world problems, and provide students direct experience in the field. Check here for an updated list of energy courses on offer.
- Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health and Environmental Policy, GLHLTH 531 / PUBPOL 607 / ENVIRON 563. Instructor: Marc Jeuland
- Impact Evaluation: Energy and Development, ENERGY 590S-03 / PUBPOL 590S-03. Instructor: Robyn Meeks
- Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy, ENVIRON 538. Instructor: Subhrendu Pattanayak
- Environment and Development Economics, ENVIRON 851S. Instructor: Subhrendu Pattanayak
- Renewables and the World’s Poor, ENERGY 790.02. Instructors: Jonathan Phillips, Tim Profeta, and Jim Rogers. (syllabus)
- The History of Energy and Power Generation, ENERGY 190FS-01. Instructor: Jon Free (syllabus)
- Bass Connections course focusing on the energy landscape in Zambia. Instructors: Jonathan Phillips and T. Robert Fetter
- Bass Connections course using satellite imagery to study energy infrastructure in the developing world. Instructor: Kyle Bradbury
Learn how students are integrating energy access into their education at Duke.
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