Graduate students Hang Deng, Minghui Diao and Mary Kang have been selected as Princeton Environment and Climate Scholars (PECS). These new members will broaden the group's scope significantly in climate understanding, measurements, and modeling as well as in carbon capture and storage.
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. It aims to provide a platform for Ph.D. students working on any aspect of energy and climate research to interact, collaborate, gain first hand understanding of research areas outside of their own discipline, and ultimately broaden their horizons both as scholars and as citizens.
The group is student-led, though a core group of faculty provides supervision and sponsorship. Students meet once a month, over lunch or dinner, to share research results and to introduce their work to each other. In these informal discussions, students often find themselves probing topics that are remote from their own research. They also meet a second time each month at a dinner with the PECS Faculty Board. These dinners either highlight the research of a Faculty Board member or are integrated into the hosting of an outside speaker visiting the campus.
Congratulations to Hang, Minghui and Mary on this honor.