In May of 2008, the Siebel Energy Grand Challenge at the Princeton Environmental Institute initiated the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) group. PECS brings together a select group of highly talented and engaged Princeton Ph.D. students with research expertise ranging from energy security and technology to climate science and policy.
The group is composed of eight faculty members and fourteen Ph.D. candidates. Annually, the faculty board selects PECS fellows from a pool of students nominated by Princeton faculty. Students meet twice monthly through luncheon discussions with each other and dinners with faculty members. Drawing from a broad range of disciplines, PECS students and faculty have a unique opportunity to thoughtfully approach the multifaceted energy challenges of the 21st century.
PECS Students post their year-end reflections on the group BLOG including thoughts on the future of ARPA-E, climate policy, climate undertainty, and the role of nitrogen in the marine environment.
PECS Mission Statement (pdf)
August 14, 2009
Energy and Climate Research: Reflections from the 2008-2009 Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (pdf)
An article about the 2008-2009 PECS group published in the PEI Fall 2008 Newsletter is available here (pdf)