"This project shows both how technology can bolster governance and how policy must regulate technology. I am learning a tremendous amount about the relationship which I hope will be central to my career," says Tristan, Western Interstate Energy Board intern.
"Being inside an organization like DWR certainly gives me a very different perspective on energy issues than what I've come to understand in my capacity as a student and a Californian," says Scott, California Department of Water Resources intern.
Theresa, National Conference of State Legislatures Election Policy Intern says, "looking at policy from the perspective of a researcher has been very interesting, and I think it will tremendously enhance my future career in policymaking."
"I still am constantly amazed by how this small office in Salt Lake City, Utah oversees such an extensive interconnection spanning most of the western states and covering parts of Canada and Mexico.," says WECC intern, Yulia Chen.
"This idea of protecting something as conceptual as property for an amount of time as sweeping as forever is something I’m excited to define through my work this summer," says Sophie, Duschutes Land Trust intern.
The Lane Center is especially proud of Cade Cannedy, who was awarded a Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for “Why Your Air Will Not Get Better: Path Dependence and Capture in Air Quality Regulation.”