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Undergraduate Climate and Energy Policy Seminar

Dive Deeper. Connect with energy researchers across campus, meet like-minded students, and get published.

About the Seminar

If topics like carbon markets, autonomous vehicles, and energy in the Galapagos interest you, consider our newest seminar. Created for undergraduates, this spring seminar provides an overview of timely climate and energy research across Penn campus.

The seminar is designed to be cross-disciplinary while being accessible to students from all schools.

Select students attend a series of lunchtime sessions (one every other week) at the Kleinman Center. Sessions feature Penn researchers who present their findings, make policy connections, and engage the group in discussion and critical thinking.

Seminar participants also write a blog post or policy digest, which are considered for publication on our website.

Requirements

  • Penn undergraduate
  • Demonstrated interest in climate and energy policy
  • Commitment to attend bi-weekly seminar sessions

How to Apply

Visit this page in the fall to complete an application for spring semester.

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Meet the Undergraduate Seminar Fellows

Joshua Anumolu

Joshua Anumolu

College of Arts and Sciences
Anunya Bahanda

Anunya Bahanda

Urban Studies,
College of Arts and Sciences
Ari Bortman

Ari Bortman

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics ,
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen

Materials Science and Engineering,
School of Engineering and Applied Science
William Deo

William Deo

Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER),
School of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences
Matthew Fouts

Matthew Fouts

Psychology and Earth Science,
College of Arts and Sciences
Emma Glasser

Emma Glasser

Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER),
School of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences
Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim

Economics and Environmental Studies ,
College of Arts and Sciences
Eric Knorr

Eric Knorr

Economics,
Wharton School
Richard Ling

Richard Ling

Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER),
School of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences
Wonbin (Brian) Lee

Wonbin (Brian) Lee

Economics,
Wharton School
Leah Narun

Leah Narun

Materials Science and Engineering,
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Brandon Nguyen

Brandon Nguyen

Economics and Political Science,
Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences
Summer Powers

Summer Powers

Economics,
Wharton School
Jonathan Szeto

Jonathan Szeto

Earth Science and Political Science,
College of Arts and Sciences
Zachary Whitlock

Zachary Whitlock

Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER),
School of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Arts and Sciences
Rachel Zaff

Rachel Zaff

Political Science and Environmental Science,
College of Arts and Sciences