Category Archives: Student Experiences

Fuqua focuses more on the business of energy

by Richard Bethune, MBA ’14 As Co-President of the Duke MBA Energy Club and a second-year MBA student with a passion for energy finance, I was thrilled to see two exciting developments occur this past summer. First, energy banker Ralph … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Duke student entrepreneurs solve energy challenges

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ’15 Dan Chow is a Duke graduate student pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Environmental Management and Business Administration. In this column, Dan shares his experiences pursuing environment-related entrepreneurial ventures at Duke. Ideation I first became interested … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Assessing the microgrid market: Fuqua students get “out of the building”

by:  Nancy Fechnay, MEM/MBA ’14; Aaron Gress MBA ’14; Lisa Huber, MEM/MBA ’14, and Mark McDonald, MBA ’14 There is no substitute for the real world as a learning laboratory. For the second consecutive year, Duke’s Center for Energy, Development, … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Making sustainable development work in the Brazilian Amazon

by Dan Vermeer, Executive Director of EDGE The Amazon Forest is one of the planet’s true marvels – this vast territory is home to 1 in 10 of all the world’s known species.  It is also under incredible pressure, as … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Learning energy basics

by Josh Seidenfeld, MEM/MBA ’15 Last week, EDGE co-sponsored one of the year’s most popular Duke student-organized events: Energy Industry Fundamentals. This two-day seminar featured sessions by Duke faculty and alumni playing leading roles in the today’s energy transformation.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Graduate students: Join us at the Energy Industry Fundamentals workshop!

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged | Leave a comment

Duke places third at annual Renewable Energy Case Competition

On February 3rd, the team of Jake Thomsen ’13 (MPP/MBA), Johnny Fu ’13 (MBA), Kent Truckor ’13 (MEM/MBA), Rotimi Thomas ’13 (MEM/MBA), and Tim Dertzbaugh ’12 (MEM/MBA) placed third (out of 16 teams nationally) at the 2012 Renewable Energy Case Competition organized … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged | Leave a comment

Students participate in new Energy Industry Fundamentals workshop

On Sept. 1 and 2, more than 125 Duke graduate students joined the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) and the Duke MBA Energy Club for a workshop on Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) at Fuqua School of … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged | Leave a comment

Market mechanisms needed to drive energy efficiency

This essay by student Kent Truckor, MEM/MBA Class of 2013, was selected to represent Fuqua School of Business in the TIME/Fortune 2011 “Energy for Tomorrow” competition. As the winner of Fuqua’s essay competition, Kent earned the opportunity to join EDGE, … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Energy Industry Fundamentals workshop for Duke graduate students

Current and incoming Duke graduate students are invited to join the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) and the Duke MBA Energy Club for a 2-day workshop on Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) on Sept. 1-2, 2011.  The EIF … Continue reading

Posted in Student Experiences | Tagged , , | Leave a comment