The EE Practicumhosted by the Energy and Environment concentration at SIPA, is a curricular enhancement designed to empower Master students as they define their career trajectories, expand their professional networks, and build their experience in the global energy and environment field. Student-led teams receive financial support and expert guidance while designing and implementing their projects.
EVery City aims to chart a path for the future of urban transit buses in New York City in order to help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) achieve its stated goal to electrify the more than 5,700 buses operating in NYC by 2040, including financial, policy, operational, and technical recommendations.
The Sustainable Cooling project aims to: 1) Understand the current coping strategies for heat adaptation in local communities in Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2) Assess whether cool roofs are an appropriate sustainable cooling strategy that would aid in mitigating rising temperatures due to climate change and rapid urbanization.
With the goal of assessing the impacts of climate change on the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Rising seeks to produce adaptation and urban policy recommendations to best equip Atlanta’s low-income neighborhoods in mitigating the increased risks of climate change and extreme weather patterns and their effects particularly present in these areas (e.g. black mold).
Working with the Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico, Post-Maria Puerto Rico (Year2) is working to implement a solar system at a community center on the island of Vieques as an alternative way of generating electricity during regular times, and to help during emergencies, specifically, post-hurricanes, as a distribution and relief center. PMPR received a $49,000 grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to implement the project.