The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) held its inaugural student social on Thursday, November 13 at American Junkie in River North, Chicago. Graduate students and faculty from different disciplines came out to meet others who are interested in energy. Many of those present are students at University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, Booth School of Business, and the law school, but students from other departments working on environment and energy related issues were also in attendance. Overall, the event proved to be an excellent opportunity for students, professors, researchers, and scientists to interact, socialize, and inspire.
The following are reflections on the event:
“It was a great place to meet students who want to make a difference in energy.” – Thom Covert, EPIC Senior Fellow
“It was a great opportunity to transcend school barriers and get cross-school innovation and sharing of ideas.” – Jenny Gai, Harris Energy Association and Chicago Environmental Policy Association
“We appreciated the chance to mix disciplines – for policy wonks to compare ideas with executive managers – and to hear from other perspectives about the ideas being tossed around at UChicago.” – Alex Urquhart , Bartlett Intern, Harris Energy Association and Chicago Environmental Policy Association
“There’s more energy here than at any other University of Chicago gathering.” – Nick Poplawski, Booth Energy Club, Co-Chair
“EPIC is a fantastic channel for opening lines of communication across UChicago’s graduate schools” – Alex Gross, Environmental Law Society, Co-Chair