Focus on renewable energy

Students recognized for completing energy studies

Robert Blankenship, PhD (second from right), professor of chemistry and biology in Arts & Sciences and director of WUSTL’s Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), poses for a photograph recently with this year’s recipients of the Certificate in Renewable Energy and the Environment, sponsored by PARC and the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability. The students who completed the program are (from left) Lucas Harrington, a May graduate in chemistry in Arts & Sciences; Michael Gidding, a May graduate in the Master of Business Adminstration program at Olin Business School and the Master of Engineering program in the School of Engineering & Applied Science; and Michael Yue, a May graduate in environmental earth sciences in Arts & Sciences. The certificate provides an opportunity for students to pursue interdisciplinary energy studies in addition to their major. The program combines academic courses, outreach interaction, hands-on research experience and networking opportunities. (Credit: Sid Hastings)