Student Energy at the University of Alberta is located in a hydrocarbon hub of energy that cultivates a passion for energy. Our chapter formed in early 2016 and is a safe haven for students to gather and engage in energy discourse. Our members span many faculties and predominately study environmental sciences, engineering, and business. We believe energy is fundamental to our quality of life and have many projects on our horizon that encourage hands-on learning and energy literacy.
DIY Solar Charger Workshop
Date: October 2016
Description: Students are given the raw materials and taught how to build their own solar USB charger for cell phones and other small devices. Guest speakers will discuss Alberta’s solar industry.
Going Away Party for Alberta’s Coal Plants
Date: November 2016
Description: All aboard for a tour of the Genesee coal plants! Coal plants in Alberta are being slowly phased out and will be obsolete by 2030, but we’re celebrating early.
Alberta Climate Leadership Reading Challenge
Date: January 2017 - April 2017
Description: Energy jargon is more fun with friends! Our chapter is embarking on a deep dive into Alberta energy policy by reading the Climate Leadership report over the winter semester.