The Michigan Energy Club (MEC) is a student-run group composed of undergraduate and graduate students interested in energy topics. MEC’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss the topic of energy from scientific, political, and economic perspectives. We do this through member-led energy discussions, seminars, collaboration with other clubs, projects, and more. MEC is a great resource for students to learn more about the energy industry and to create connections. MEC is open to all students, and meetings for the Fall 2018 semester are held on Tuesdays from 7 PM-8 PM in room 2000A at the MMPL (Energy Institute) at 2301 Bonisteel Boulevard.
Check out the club on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umichMEC/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichEnergyClub
…or email club officers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ross Energy Club (REC) is a group of ambitious MBA students and then some who share a passion for energy. REC’s mission is to educate its members and provide access to employment opportunities ranging from traditional energy trading to renewable energy finance to new energy technologies. This variety of interests enables cross-pollination of students’ knowledge from past and current experiences with University and corporate resources. REC currently has nearly 200 members, and an executive board of fourteen officers lead the club’s activities.
REC provides regular opportunities for members to learn about the energy industry and meet energy company representatives. Recent speakers include representatives from ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell Wind, Pacific Gas and Electric, Duke Energy, National Grid, and SunEdison. REC also works with members to form recruiting strategies for both internships and full time positions, including resume reviews, mock interviews and peer counseling opportunities. REC provides educational sessions on different sectors of the energy industry (from renewables to fossil fuels) to educate members with all levels of familiarity about the industry and its technologies. REC sponsors field trips for students to gain first hand experience at leading energy companies. Recent visits include guided tours of Next Energy, an alternative energy business accelerator, and ITC Transco, the nation’s first fully independent electric transmission business. Opportunities for financial assistance to fund energy related conference trips are also available to REC members.
Students for Clean Energy (SfCE) is an organization committed to promoting clean energy at the University of Michigan. We will fulfill this mission through advocacy, outreach, education, and student activism. Currently, the University of Michigan relies upon burning fossil fuels for over 90% of its energy consumption. SfCE will challenge this status quo and promote the transition towards clean energy.
Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year take place on Thursdays from 7 PM – 8 PM at 1024 Dana Building. Join us!
Climate Blue began as the blog of the University of Michigan’s delegation to the 15th UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen in December, 2009. Today, we reach a collection of graduate students, professors, business people, non-governmental professionals, and public servants from across the United States.
Our mission is to unite, educate, and empower our members as well as U-M students and Michigan citizens by making them more knowledgeable about climate change science, policy (both domestic and international), and its impacts on our community. We are uniquely tied to the Conference of the Parties as we send the official University of Michigan delegation, made up of students and faculty, to it each year. Since the Conference of the Parties is the most prominent international meeting on climate change mitigation and adaptation, we think it is important to update our community on its happenings. Visit website for more information.
Started in 2017 as a collaborative effort between Adam Simon of LSA and Susan Fancy of the Energy Institute, the Clean Wolverines are a group of independent students and faculty conducting research on the technological and financial feasibility for implementing renewable energy, green design, and sustainable practices on the University’s campus. See some past projects here.
Students who are interested in participating in research projects or otherwise want to be involved can contact Nick Soberal.