SUCCEED Student Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to hold an in-person student program in 2021.

We expect to make a decision about whether we will have some sort of virtual program by early May. Keep an eye on this page in the coming months for more information.

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