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Meet Climate & Energy Challenge Past Interns: 2010

Solomon Abiola

Solomon Abiola, 2012
"I helped to develop an atmospheric pollution monitoring sensor module that would allow deployment on a UAV platform." more >>

Raheel Anwar

Raheel Anwar, 2012
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"This summer I studied the phytoplankton algae, Thalassiosira weissflogii, and how ocean acidification is affecting the growth of this algae." more >>

Dana Butnariu

Dana Butnariu, 2013
Computer Science
"I developed an application at Princeton University that would dynamically load balance client requests across data centers to lower energy demands and costs." more >>

Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle, 2012
"Using mesocosms, we studied the effects of a simulated high organic material flux on the microbial communities in Chesapeake Bay sediment." more >>

Daniel Dix

Daniel Dix, 2012
Operations Research and Financial Engineering
"At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, I studied the history and development of nuclear fission in the mid-1900s." more >>

Samuel Dresner

Samuel Dresner, 2013
Chemical Engineering
"My project at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences attempted to elucidate the role of zooplankton in the Sargasso Sea nitrogen cycle." more >>

Amy Gobel

Amy Gobel, 2012
"My internship at BIOS focused on understanding how anthropogenic nitrogen fixation affects nitrogen deposition to the North Atlantic Ocean." more >>

Carolyn Hartzell

Carolyn Hartzell, 2011
Electrical Engineering
"At United Solar, I ran several experiments on a solar simulator to optimize its performance and yield results that correspond more closely to the solar spectrum." more >>

Yuting Haung

Yuting Huang, 2012
"At MIRTHE, we built a MATLAB program to remotely monitor a quantum cascade laser and assess light output instability." more >>

Sofia Izmailov

Sofia Izmailov, 2011
"I focused on designing optimal molecular scale solar antennas." more >>

Lavanya Jose

Lavanya Jose, 2012
Computer Science
"I helped develop tools for monitoring traffic on computer networks and created a power-efficient algorithm for identifying hierarchical heavy hitters." more >>

Karen Krieb

Karen Krieb, 2012
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"At Climate Central, I debunked two top myths about climate change by researching and writing scientific scripts and producing two short videos in Final Cut." more >>

Steve Kuei

Steve Kuei, 2012
Chemical and Biological Engineering
"This summer, I studied the use of various substrates for optimizing the development of organic solar cells." more >>

Zoe Li

Zoe Li, 2012
Molecular Biology
"Our team of four Princeton students designed and installed a 2 kW solar power system to the Amputee Clinic in Koidu, Sierra Leone." more >>

Megan McNulty

Meghan McNulty, 2011
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"I worked on the Implementation of a 2 kW solar panel system at a rural health clinic in Kono, Sierra Leone, for the Global Action Foundation." more >>

Stephanie Noble

Stephanie Noble, 2012
Chemical Engineering
"I helped design and optimize a multi-stage, energy-efficient hydrogen pump." more >>

Okan Okutgen

Okan Okutgen, 2011
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"Working at Alta Terra Research allowed me to look at renewable energy from a non-engineering point of view and learn the wider field of green business." more >>

Kristen Parratt

Kirsten Parratt, 2013
Chemical Engineering
"This summer I tested fullerene derivatives for their usefulness in organic solar cells." more >>

Zoe Li

Henry Rounds, 2011
"Our team of four Princeton students designed and installed a 2 kW solar power system to the Amputee Clinic in Koidu, Sierra Leone." more >>

Gavin Schlissel

Gavin Schlissel, 2013
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"I spent my internship investigating problems with wood gas filtration with Professor Robert Dibble at UC Berkeley" more >>

Katherine Song

Katherine Song, 2011
Electrical Engineering
"At the Palo Alto Research Center, I helped characterize two types of non-traditionally structured solar cells: organic bulk heterojunction and silicon nanowire cells." more >>

Laszlo Szocs

Laszlo Szocs, 2013
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"I participated in laboratory studies of atmospheric boundary layer dynamics with the aim of improving climate models." more >>

Haley Rae Thompson

Haley Thompson, 2011
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
"I worked to determine biomass availability and transportation costs to several proposed coal and biomass plant sites in the Western United States." more >>

Kathleen Wade

Kathleen Wade, 2011
Woodrow Wilson School
"I worked alongside U.S. climate negotiators researching a range of topics from carbon finance to deforestation to multi-lateral climate partnerships." more >>

Sami Yabroudi

Sami Yabroudi, 2011
Electrical Engineering
"I worked to develop energy allocation control algorithms for hybrid energy storage." more >>

Neal Yuan

Neal Yuan, 2011
Molecular Biology
"I helped to install solar panels in a Sierra Leone amputee clinic with the aim of eliminating the unsustainable costs of using a diesel generator." more >>

Charles Zhang

Charles Zhang, 2013
Electrical Engineering
"At Princeton University, I helped to optimize the thermal properties of quantum cascade lasers through modeling experiments." more >>

Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng, 2012
"During my internship, I helped to coordinate the China Energy Forum, the first public international energy conference co-hosted with a Chinese government agency." more >>