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Matt Miccioli is spending the summer learning about issues related to climate and energy from the perspective of government regulators.
Jacob Kuppermann combines interests in ecology and history as an intern at the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
This summer, we are pleased to welcome a cohort of nine Undergraduate Research Fellows to the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
Jul 31 2019 | Out West student blog
"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.
Stanford faculty member David Kennedy looks back at the memorable experiences from his college summers that helped shape who he is today.
Jul 29 2019 | Out West student blog
"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.
Jul 26 2019 | Out West student blog
Yosemite intern, Julie Plummer, says she is "truly appreciating the opportunity to study history in a different context than an academic one through this internship".
Jul 25 2019 | Out West student blog
"Having a non-scientific background has also been crucial to my job helping Natural History Institute communicate with an audience of mostly non-scientists," says intern, Melina Walling.
Jul 24 2019 | Out West student blog
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."
Jul 23 2019 | Out West student blog
"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.

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