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Organization and Time Management

I believe the greatest skills I am acquiring from this internship thus far are organization and time management. Working two labor jobs on top of this internship has proven challenging; physically and mentally. Thankfully, I have been able to keep track of my to do lists and use my resources, including my iPhone and Basecamp, a project management software, to organize myself.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

University Heights Revisited and Solar Thermal

I have had a busy two weeks revisiting some areas of campus for photovoltaic reports as well as continuing my work with the Equine Center interviews. However, the majority of my time has been spent researching solar thermal technologies in preparation for our upcoming campus wide feasibility analysis with respect to that technology. Both the Equine Center installation and the campus wide feasibility study are progressing smoothly as we approach the half way mark of the project.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Jack Lehrecke '12, CEF Summer Intern

Output Calculations and Report Writing

Over the last two weeks I have spent my time finishing the fieldwork with the on-site surveys for the PV feasibility study. We have moved on from visiting the various locations to calculating the specifics of each possible installation and writing up formal summaries for each promising facility. Additionally, I have been extensively researching the various incentives offered by Vermont for solar installations and exploring the necessary requirements for each of our proposed installations to be applicable for the state programs.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Jack Lehrecke '12, CEF Summer Intern

Event Planning and Research

During the past two weeks I have given the Equine Center opening ceremony the majority of my attention. This has included meeting with Jeff Wakefield, associate director of University Communications, who brought his experienced insights to the meeting. We discussed the guest list, the potential date and time for the event, our guest speakers, what we would need, etc; everything that needs to be finalized, the actual “planning” of the event.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Beginnings

Experience experience experience. That is what an internship entails; work experience, social experience, life experience. This internship has me enthused at the fact that I will have an experience of learning and creating, putting all my knowledge to the test. The Clean Energy Fund internship started with meeting the internship team, talking about our tasks and responsibilities, what we would like to gain from our experience, and what our advisors wanted from us.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Week 1

 

Over the first week and a half of the Clean Energy Fund internship we have begun outlining the basic deliverables for the overall project and subsequently scheduling out the allotted work. The first few days consisted of meetings with both the UVM staff as well as the on-site CHA team members. I also met briefly with the construction team at the Miller Research Farm Equine Center to discuss the time frame for the solar installation.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Jack Lehrecke '12, CEF Summer Intern

Compost Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 07/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

This project involves onsite composting as the heat source for an existing greenhouse structure at Slade Hall. In addition, it will produce organic vegetables and compost, and support student internships and learning experiences on campus.

CleanSpeed: A Student Developed Zero Emissions Vehicle

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 05/2013
Project Progress: 
100%

UVM's Alternative Energy Racing Organization (AERO) built an all-electric, zero emissions race car over the course of 2012-2013 academic year.  A race-ready vehicle was ready in time for the 2013 International Formula Hybrid Competition in May 2013, where CleanSpeed placed 2nd in the electric division.

Clean Energy Greenhouse

2011-12 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2012 to 06/2013
Project Progress: 
55%

As the state’s premier agricultural research institution, UVM has the resources and desire necessary to become a national leader in the development of integrated food, energy and organic waste processing systems.  The Clean Energy Greenhouse-a first phase feasibility and design project-will explore compost heat as an energy source for a combined research and production greenhouse at the UVM Horticulture Farm.

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