SUCCEED Student Program




Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a virtual climate and energy experience for high school students in summer 2021!

Do you want to learn more about climate change? Understand the energy system? Hear about career paths in STEM? We are bringing a variety of asynchronous virtual content to you this summer to help with all of these questions and more! Keep an eye out here in the coming weeks for the program launch, or join our mailing list here to get updates as we add content.

About the program

SUCCEED is a program where CMU Ph.D. students work with underclassman high school students to improve their understanding of energy, the environment, and climate change. By the end of the program, participants should be able to explain the effect of climate change and its relationship with the energy sector. The program delves into how electricity is generated, demanded, and used throughout the country. Students will learn about some of the grand challenges facing energy engineering fields, how new technology can play a role in mitigating climate change, that all energy options have tradeoffs, and that policy can be used to effect change. The program is designed to open students’ minds to the challenges at this intersection and encourage them to seek careers in climate, energy, or other STEM fields.

Questions or Concerns? Contact the SUCCEED team!

Program Director: Tracey Ziev, PhD candidate in Engineering & Public Policy

The SUCCEED program is supported in part by the Leonard Gelfand Center and the Center for Energy and Decision Making.

Photos from past student summer programs are available here