“I’ve had a weird summer,” writes Yosemite Archives intern Emily Wilson, who had to evacuate in the face of an advancing wildfire. “I’m significantly more confident, and it now takes a lot to rattle me.”
What if your electic vehicle runs out of juice? At the California Energy Commission this summer, Michelle Solomon “has been focused on decreasing range anxiety through research into the future of the electric vehicle charging landscape in California.”
Helping Yellowstone National Park display artifacts on a television broadcast, writes intern Kerstin Heinrich, “was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of something that was broadcast around the world.”
It's hard work writing grant applications for California parks, writes Trust for Public Land intern Whitney Francis, but it's like climbing a mountain. “When I get to the top, I remember why it’s all worth it.”
Even when California ISO staff don’t suit up as superheroes, writes the intern Carlos Ciudad-Real, ”they are still performing heroics by crafting policy for arguably the most important energy entity in the West.”
“In a city known for Hollywood and good weather,” writes US Army Corps intern Maggie Wood, you wouldn't expect its “crown jewel” to be “42-acre abandoned rail yard filled with concrete, dust, and rusty nails.”
The Trust for Public Land and intern Victoria Mendez worked with an artist to build an ice cream cart fitted with sensors that would instead “provide real-time information on local air quality in a culturally attractive, engaging way.”
California’s wildfires have destroyed homes and communities, and even people hundreds of miles away are feeling the effects of smoke. Stanford faculty weigh in on the health effects and increasing frequency of fires.