This week in Currents 

Things that cheer us up: big cats, a pet bug (yep, that's what it has come to), puppies, babies, and smiles. Meet the co-workers of the Energy Initiative.

Why we're basically living for next Thursday: Duke Energy Club event with Josh Cohen (MBA'07) at 12 ET + webinar with Secretary Salazar at 4 ET! 
Join us THIS Thursday, April 23 (4-5 p.m. EDT) for a webinar featuring insights from Ken Salazar, who served as the 50th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Senator representing Colorado, and Colorado Attorney General. He is currently the Partner-in-Charge of the Denver Office at the international law firm of WilmerHale. Presented in partnership with the Colorado Energy & Water Institute (CEWI). REGISTER in advance, as space is limited
Webinar? Yes, please.
1) NEW REMOTE INTERNSHIPS are being added to our list daily—which means our new outreach campaign to alumni and friends is working! They want to help y'all salvage your summers (& benefit from your smarts, too). 

2) Duke undergraduates AND NOW GRADUATE STUDENTS who have been offered low-paying or unpaid remote internships can apply to us for supplementary funding. BUT DO IT ASAP, y'all.

3) That funding now includes $$ set aside for remote internships related to ENERGY ACCESS in low- and middle-income countries. (We've teamed up with our besties at the Energy Access Project at Duke to make this happen!) To be considered, just complete the regular funding application (ASAP!!!) once you have an offer in hand. 

4) EVEN IF YOU HAVE A SUMMER OPPORTUNITY, chances are, some of your friends don't. YOU CAN HELP by sharing this LinkedIn post with your networks. (P.S. While you're there, follow our new LinkedIn page, too!) 

5) Fretting about the face-to-face internship offer you've already accepted? Here's a guide to help you PITCH REMOTE WORKING to your employer. 
You had me at funding.

PhD students, spread the word: 

Duke PhD students can propose Summer 2020 internships through Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG)
In compliance with the Duke COVID-19 response regarding travel and other restrictions, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies is reopening the GSTEG application process with a revised RFP due May 1, 5:00 p.m. They will only be able to consider proposals from doctoral students without any or with only partial summer funding for remote internships with a community organization, government agency, NGO, or cultural institution, related to the student’s area of study.

Plug into these energy events.
Like, literally. 

Earth Day Sustainabilitea with Sustainable Duke
Wed., April 22, 1-2 p.m. ET

Join Rebecca Hoeffler of Sustainable Duke to celebrate Earth Day from your home office! This online presentation will go over sustainable tips for working at home and maintaining personal wellness. Register by 5 p.m. on Apr. 20. 

Meet the Spring 2020 Startups of the NC Cleantech Corridor
Wed., April 22, 4-5:30 p.m. ET
The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster and Joules Accelerator, leaders of the North Carolina Cleantech Corridor, have selected a new cohort of startups for their 90-day Cleantech Catalyst accelerator. Come hear pitches from these startups around the world—including two headquartered in North Carolina—who specialize in innovative ‘net zero’ technologies that help communities, utilities, and industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more.

The Future of Mobility with Josh Cohen
Thurs., April 23, 12-1 p.m. ET

Join Duke alumnus Josh Cohen (MBA'07), Director of Policy at Transloc and host of The Movement Podcast, for a discussion on the future of urban mobility and lessons in leadership from the transportation space. ALL Duke students, faculty, and staff are welcome at this event hosted by the undergraduate Duke Energy Club. RSVP here.

NC Clean Energy Tech Center: Energy that Works Career Chat
(Speaker TBD)

Thurs., April 23, 1 p.m. ET
Learn more and register here.

Nicholas Institute Virtual Social Hour
Fri., April 24, 3-5 p.m. ET
Join Nicholas Institute staffers to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that's on your mind. RSVP to receive a Zoom link.

UNC Institute for the Environment Webinar Series: Grid Modernization
Mon. April 27, 10-11 a.m. ET

Jennifer Chen, senior counsel for federal energy policy at the Nicholas Institute, will join this panel discussion. Learn more about the webinar series and register here.


Couldn't make one of our recent virtual events? Wanna relive the magic or share it with others? Interested in learning more about the crazy amount of innovation happening in materials science at Duke? Behold: 
Our recent Future of Transportation panel talk highlighted industry experts' takes on topics like potential COVID-19 impacts, charging infrastructure, the global supply chain for energy materials, & muuuuuch more!
Our 2020 Women in Energy event spotlighted 3 recent alumnae whose careers are off to bold starts. Watch to learn about their journeys, challenges that women face in the sector, & more. (Also included: advice for aspiring energy pros!)
Keep an eye on what materials scientists across Duke are up to with this new biweekly newsletter. Their work matters (pun fully intended, as always) for energy, healthcare, security, and more. 

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