SERC welcomes eight student employees to our program, a two- fold increase in just one month. Four Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) students joined our project researching the quality, performance, and cost of electric lanterns using white light emitting diode (WLED) technology: Ryan Vicente, James Apple, and Andrea Yarberry are quantifying the effects of indoor air pollution associated with the use of kerosene lanterns in Kenya; Patricia Lai is researching the issues associated with battery disposal due to the replacement of kerosene lanterns with WLED lamps.
Also all ERE students are SERC’s UNPEPP 2008 interns, Teresa Persons, Jeffrey Hinton, and Lucas Siegfried. The interns are charged with conducting an energy audit, designing a grid- connected photovoltaic system, and developing interpretive signage for the Redwood National and State Parks Headquarters in Crescent City, CA.
Finally, SERC welcomes our first-ever high school student intern, Nick Elsbree. Nick is a senior at Arcata High School and will be working on our HyTEC project. See the Project Updates section for more information about the HyTEC work Nick will perform during the summer.