“I knew Yellowstone would be beautiful,” says intern Kerstin Heinrich, “but I didn’t expect Montana to be beautiful, or to drive deeper into the park every night to watch the sunset over the mountains, or to laugh so hard with the library staff.”
In Geneva, Carson Smith “presented on the role of Peacemaking, an indigenous form of conflict resolution often utilized in tribal courts, in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.”
“Wielding acronyms in conversation makes it easy to speak quickly,” says Maggie Wood, an intern at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), but it’s “nearly impossible for outsiders to enter the conversation.” Fortunately, she got up to speed ASAP.
California’s Department of Water Resources "cannot deliver water to your local water suppliers without energy, and quite a lot of it," writes Barrett Travis. His job at the state agency this summer is to help model the feasibility of proposed hydropower projects.
When only 18% of Americans today say they can trust the government to do what is right, says the intern Hannah Zimmerman, the NCSL "can work to decrease the divide between elected officials and their districts."
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.”