Engaging students in the classroom and around the world
The Energy Access Project supports courses, internships, student research, and on- and off-campus events that build linkages between Duke students, faculty, and the communities engaged on the front lines of the energy access challenge.
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-04 / PUBPOL 590S-04. 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
- Energy Case Competitions, ENERGY 590.01. Instructor: Chris Wedding
- Bass Connections: Strategies for Energy, Water and Agriculture in Rural Ethiopia (2020-2021). ENERGY 395.10 and 795.10. Instructors: Justin Baker, T. Robert Fetter, Marc Jeuland, Jonathan Phillips
Summer Energy Access Internships and Research Projects
Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
Every Fall, EAP sponsors a case competition run by students that highlight an issue in the energy sector in emerging markets. The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. This year’s competition will take place on November 10, 2020 with $15,000 in prizes!
Student Club and Events
The Energy Access Project sponsors the Global Energy Access Network, an interdisciplinary network of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke. Together, we aim to foster a research and policy dialogue on campus around energy access through regular speaker lunches, career treks, and other events.
“What studying energy access at Duke has meant for me…”
Hear from students on the different ways they have incorporated energy access into their Duke experience.
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