Students: Welcome (back) to Duke and EDGE! The summer heat is beginning to wane, and students are back on campus. This time of year is full of promise – so many new events, people, classes, and projects – but it can be paralyzing. Which events should you participate in? Which groups should you join? What projects should you work on?
If you are a Duke graduate student interested in energy and environment, then the first “must-do” activity of the year is the Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) workshop, held on August 30 and 31 at the Fuqua School of Business. The EIF workshop was launched in 2011 to provide Duke students with a immersive introduction to energy systems and the energy industry. Duke faculty from across the disciplines (business, environment, policy, engineering) will offer sessions on oil & gas, electricity, energy trends, innovation and entrepreneurship, and many other topics.
Participating in the EIF is valuable in at least three ways: 1) you will master the fundamentals of the energy system, and learn about career paths in the industry; 2) you will get to know faculty from across Duke’s campus with energy-related expertise; and 3) you will get to know fellow graduate students across Duke with similar interests. While two days is a serious investment of time at a busy time of year, students regularly report how valuable EIF was in getting the year off to a good start.
Take a look at the EIF web site and register now – see you there!