| Mary Riker
Our graduate students and postdoctoral researchers play an enormous role in the transition to a sustainable, resilient, and affordable energy future that is centered on social and economic equality. This week we spoke with Derek Ho, a graduate research assistant in Troy Runge’s lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Water

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Media coverage of WEI this month focused on the changing energy and water infrastructure, a diversity of climate conversations, and the feasibility of climate action plans.

Women in STEM, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Solar, Storage, Energy & Society, Economics, Environmental Studies, Policy & Regulation, Science Communication, Water

| Olivia Van Den Heuvel
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) associate professor of Geography, Holly Gibbs is one of thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty to receive a fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Women in STEM, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies, Policy & Regulation, Sustainable Agriculture

| Mary Riker
Our graduate students and postdoctoral researchers play an enormous role in the transition to a sustainable, resilient, and affordable energy future that is centered on social and economic equality. This week we spoke with Shannon Goes, a graduate student assistant in Shannon Stahl’s lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Women in STEM, Biofuels & Bioproducts

| Staff
Taylor Tai and Patricia Tran are among twelve graduate students acknowledged for their work in creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

Energy & Society

| Hannah Harms
Julia Martien, a fifth-year PhD student in microbiology at UW–Madison, has been named the 2021 winner of the Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Science Award. She researches how environmental stressors may shift the metabolism of Zymomonas mobilis to produce higher levels of bioproducts that can be used to make useful chemicals and fuels.

Women in STEM, Conversion

| Jason Daley

The resilience of the power grid has been in the news a lot in recent years: Transmission equipment, for example, sparked some of the largest fires in California history in 2018, leading to rolling blackouts, and the February 2021 cold snap in Texas shut off power to millions for days on end.

Women in STEM, Electricity Systems, Electricity Distribution