Four CEE Graduate Students Selected to Join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS)

Sept. 15, 2015

Four CEE graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PEC) for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

They are Victor Charpentier, Ryan Edwards, Levi Golston, and Julio Herrera-Estrada (left to right).


Ten graduate students representing five departments across campus will contribute a wide range of climate- and energy-related expertise to the existing group of PECS scholars.  Collectively, their interests consist of climate and drought, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, fracking and carbon capture and sequestration, methane emissions, fossil fuel combustion technology, battery technology, sustainable buidling, and historic climate change.

In May of 2008, the Climate and Energy Challenge initiated the PECS Program. PECS brings together a select group of highly talented and engaged Princeton Ph.D. students with research expertise ranging from energy security and technology to climate science and policy. To date, including the new fellows, 70 graduate students have participated in the PECS program.

Drawing from a broad range of disciplines, PECS students and members of the Faculty Board have a unique opportunity to thoughtfully approach the multifaceted energy challenges of the 21st century.  The selection process is undertaken jointly by the Faculty Board and members of the student committee.

Congratuations to our 4 CEE graduate students on their selection.