Encouraging electric vehicles

Encouraging electric vehicle adoption at the local level

Electric vehicle adoption has lagged far behind where it needs to be in the United States, but actions taken by governments and electric utility companies at the local level can help sway minds and encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. With this in mind, SEAS graduates used their master's project with the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality as an opportunity to study thousands of cities, towns, and utilities across the country to find out how they are pushing electric vehicle adoption forward.

Wyss Scholars and Dorris Duke Conservation Fellows

A legacy of leadership: Wyss Scholars and Doris Duke Conservation Fellows

Fostering leadership in conservation has been a fundamental aim at SEAS—ever since its inaugural dean, Samuel Trask Dana, demanded that the word “conservation” be included in the newly founded school’s name in 1927. In recent decades, two programs—the Doris Duke Conservation Fellows and the Wyss Scholars program—have bolstered that mission by providing increased support and expanded opportunities for students who showed “outstanding promise as future leaders” in the field.

Alumni Updates

A map developed by First Street Foundation that provides a national overview of properties with substantial flood risk

SEAS alumnus Mike Kaminski helps homeowners understand their environmental risks

Know your home’s risk factors. That’s the premise of riskfactor.com, a free online tool developed by First Street Foundation where you can enter your home address and learn your property’s flooding or wildfire risk. The goal is to communicate climate change risks to everyday Americans in an accessible way, says SEAS graduate Mike Kaminski (MLA ’14), who leads senior data solutions for First Street, a nonprofit research and technology organization.

Class Notes collage

Class Notes

A compilation of news and updates from SEAS and PitE alumni, all in one spot.