Hello Cal Energy Corps supporters,
We hope you are enjoying your summer! At the moment, 27 UC Berkeley undergraduates are in the middle of their research internships, halfway around the world as well as right in the Bay Area. Their experiences wouldn't be possible without your generous help, so we wanted to again thank you for participating in our crowdfunding effort this spring.
We are looking forward to seeing what insights and connections these students bring back to Berkeley! They will have an opportunity to present their research in the Fall at a symposium open to the public - stay tuned for more details on the date and location of this event.
In the meantime, here are some excerpts from the blog posts that program participants are writing to chronicle their time abroad (or nearby!).
Katie Zheng is a Civil and Environmental Engineering major, third year, and is working for blueEnergy in Nicaragua this summer to work on green building materials and construction practices.
"...I have been assigned my project for this summer. I am working on building an Eco-Sanitation model for human waste composting. Human waste composting is exactly what it sounds like – converting human waste into compost that can be used as fertilizer."
"I’ve also been working with SketchUp, making models of our bins and designing the lids. So far, so good in terms of work. We held a practical workshop to teach the process to representatives of the local university, municipality, and other organizations interested in getting involved in human waste composting."
As you can see, Cal Energy Corps are actively engaging community stakeholders to further their innovative energy and climate solutions.
Again, thank you so much for helping fund these internships!
Cal Energy Corps Team