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The Emmett Matching Program for E-IPER

The Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) attracts and trains some of the world’s most promising leaders working on issues related to environment, resources, and human wellbeing. Established in 2001 and named with a sustaining gift from the Emmett family in 2009, the program promotes interdisciplinary research and equips students with an unprecedented range of skills for discovering solutions and shaping policy.

Dan, '61, and Rae Emmett
Dan, '61, and Rae Emmett

In 2016, Rae and Dan Emmett, ’61, generously established the Emmett Matching Program, a special opportunity for interested donors to help enhance E-IPER by providing new resources for faculty and students, including special research and educational opportunities. Gifts of $10,000 or more (payable over five years) are eligible to receive this one-to-one match. Giving opportunities are listed below.

News & Features

Students Share Subsistence Practices Through Film

The film highlights ways that indigenous knowledge and western science can work together in management of subsistence resources.

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Tannis Thorlakson, PhD '18, makes GreenBiz “30 Under 30”

The honor highlights young leaders who demonstrate the world-changing promise of sustainability in their everyday work.

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Student and Alumni Spotlights

Scaling Solar

As a joint master’s student at E-IPER, Samuel Adeyemo, MBA ’13, MS ’14, was part of a team that created comprehensive software to streamline the design and installation of photovoltaic systems.

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Following the Marine Supply Chain

A National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, E-IPER PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson seeks to better understand the aquarium trade and the fishers who depend on it.

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Feeding the World

Shruthi Baskaran, MBA '17, MS '18, is determined to help make global agricultural systems more efficient and environmentally sustainable.

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More Spotlights

What Can Geothermal Do for East Africa?

Collaboration grant helps E-IPER students show that many of the best geothermal sites in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania could be cost effective to develop for energy.

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From conservation to academia

Cassandra Brooks, PhD '17, came to E-IPER to learn more about economics and data analysis to support her passions for conservation and education.

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Bridging solutions for clean energy

As a student in E-IPER’s energy track, Apoorv Bhargava, MBA ’17, MS ’18, focused on the potential role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the electricity sector.

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Mynor Aragon

Associate Director of Development, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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