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Alumni Spotlight-Adrianna Foster

Humna Sharif – April 23rd, 2018

As a postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Adrianna is currently conducting research in the Alaskan boreal zone using individual-based forest modeling and high-resolution remote sensing data. Her work focuses on understanding forest dynamics in the context of shifting climate and disturbance regimes.

Alumni Spotlight-Kyle Emery

Humna Sharif – April 23rd, 2018

Currently a PhD student in Marine Science at UC Santa Barbara, Kyle is studying the connection between kelp forests and sandy beaches. Kyle graduated from UVA IN 2015 with a BS and MS in Environmental Sciences. Currently in his 3rd year of PhD, Kyle plans to apply for post doc positions in the near future and hopes to come back to UVA as a faculty member someday.

Build Turbines in Peru with WindAid Institute

Humna Sharif – April 22nd, 2018

Applications are currently open for WindAid’s 2018 Program in Peru. Volunteers will have to opportunity to install and maintain wind turbines to deliver clean, cheap energy to rural communities in Peru. While constructing and installing the wind turbines, volunteers are directly integrated into multiple opportunities including Research & Design, Community Engagement, and Building Skills for the Future! 

Energy Intern for Prince William County VA

Humna Sharif – April 1st, 2018

Prince William County Government | Manassas, Virginia

The Energy Intern position is for an undergraduate student with a desire to gain knowledge about energy efficiency, building science and control systems, utility usage tracking, and energy audits. The energy intern will work with Prince William County’s Energy Coordinator to manage ongoing energy efficiency efforts.

Volunteers needed for the Better Business Challenge

Humna Sharif – April 1st, 2018

Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3)
Summer Business Outreach Volunteer Internship

C3 is currently looking for a few enthusiastic change agents to work with C3’s staff to execute its mission of catalyzing local climate action! They specifically need an business outreach intern to help launch the Charlottesville Area Better Business Challenge, a friendly points-based competition encouraging local businesses to increase their energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, and sustainability.

Morven Summer Institute

Humna Sharif – February 25th, 2018

The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted at Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning for the University of Virginia.  At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

Participants may select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks.

Block A - May 21 - June 1

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