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Here's what past grant recipients have to say about their experiences:

"Capturing different themes of the energy sector the conference provided a complete picture of the sector. This was an incredible opportunity for me to understand the implications of real world energy policies I have studied in my classes at Oregon State University. Further I also understood how quantitative and qualitative research tools we learnt in class can be applied to make informed policy decisions. It was also a window of opportunity to interact with professionals in the field to understand the work culture of the industry and its requirements which help me prepare better for the employment world. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to interact with energy leaders and researchers and better understand issues I deeply care about, and I really cherish it."

~ Shivani Mathur
Energy Policy Institute's Energy Policy Research Conference
September 10-11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado


"At this conference, five Oregon State graduate students presented their work in poster form. Considering that there were 11 posters in total, Oregon State made a strong, lasting impression. Myself and others returned to Oregon State with a bevy of new knowledge and impressions. The general consensus amongst participants is that energy, being the most prevalent and quantifiable metric, if tackled right, can make significant gains towards a more sustainable future."

~ Matteo Smullin
UC-Davis California Forum on Energy Efficient Manufacturing
September 30-October 1, 2015 in Davis, California


"I am inspired by all of the great work being done and look forward to making my own contribution. It was a great coincidence to have this event happening in a city so close to our university. This is a major event in the world of fisheries experts, and it attracted program leaders from federal agencies and non-profits in Washington D.C. Hearing about the way research is used and valued by decision makers and lobbyists was exciting and highlighted the relevance of good research and connections."

~ Rachael Davee
American Fisheries Society National Conference
August 19-20, 2015 in Portland, OR


"Although all the events were impressive, I was most excited to be part of the poster sessions because I was able to see the different types of research happening at different universities around the world. I discussed and shared ideas with the other authors about a subject of great interest to me: sustainability. In an effort to reduce vast amounts of biowastes, different types of pomaces, from fruits and vegetables, are being re-purposed in different applications as food and non-food products. During my poster session, people from both industry and academia expressed an interest in this field and I was able to learn through our discussions. These professional interactions are important for me, as a graduate student, because it helps establish a network and a baseline for future collaborations.

~ Virginia Gouw
Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo (IFT15)
July 11-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL


"The ARPA-E summit was an incredible opportunity. I am so grateful to have been invited to hear world leaders speak on the issues that keep me up at night. From the high level discussions on the future of the utilityand distributed energy down to the technologyshowcase, every minute was very mind expanding. There was a constant hum of innovation in the background. The entrepreneurs in the room looking for partners walked with the confidence that even if their projects are never revenue generating, that they have still advanced the cause of creating secure, affordable, reliable, and abundant energy for everyone. The moral of the ARPA-E summit seemed to be “Go, find funding, found a start-up and change the world”.

~Anna Kelly
Professional Development Event: 2015 Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy Summit
February 8-12, 2015 in Washington DC


"As an international student, sustainability wasn’t a word I would relate to in my daily life before attending OSU. Sustainability was only associated with recycling, and even then, it was limited to newspapers, water bottles and cans that you would personally have to bring to a recycling center. However, moving to Oregon to attend grad school and more specifically, studying at OSU opened up a wide range of knowledge about how to adopt and live in a sustainable culture that goes beyond recycling. So, when I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) conference in Portland, OR, I was able to further expand my knowledge on how people in higher education, around the globe, are changing the face of sustainability."

~Myrna Cavazos
Professional Development Event: 2014 Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference
October 26-29, 2014 in Portland, Oregon


"Each of the sessions were helpful in getting ideas for events, activities or infrastructural/organizational changes that could be implemented through the SSI. However, there was a “big picture” message that I got out of the conference that I think will be beneficial in my academic, professional and personal life. To be successful in my life, whether it is personal, academic or professional, it’s important to look at my objectives holistically before taking action. I can have small successes if I decide to host events or activities for the SSI, but I can work towards making long-term and more significant impacts if I approach campaigns and events looking at the long-term objectives."

~Katie Kasabian
Professional Development Event: 2014 Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference
October 26-29, 2014 in Portland, Oregon