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Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern

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home_Northwestern koltonow solar cell caption.jpgThis article prepared by:  Andrea Salus, Northwestern University

Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern

Location:  Evanston, Illinois

Mission: To catalyze the development of transformational science, technology, education and policy for sustainability and energy.  ISEN meets this challenge through:

  • interdisciplinary training,
  • research, and
  • local and global outreach.

Home Page

Awesome picture to left by Andrew Koltonow, Northwestern graduate student, solar cell research

 Graduate Courses and Programs  Cool Research  Student Outreach & Activities

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Educational Courses and Programs:

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Partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory and MESLA (Midwest Energy and Sustainability Leadership Alliance), Argonne photo
Scholarly papers from ISEN-sponsored research

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ISENse is an interdisciplinary student group at Northwestern University focused on creating and enhancing opportunities for all members of the Northwestern Community to engage and interact with the fields of sustainability and energy.

Greenfest a Success

ISEN SE Home Page

Videos on Energy & Sustainability


Business case pitches (very cool)

Listings of videos

Our Favorite Find:  Northwestern's Student Groups

Northwestern's numerous student groups at the undergraduate and graduate level shows that these students are not just talking about alternative energy and sustainability, but doing things about it; they're engaged.  Plus, they have great logos, too Laughing.  Check them out on the following pages:  Undergraduates and Graduates  


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November 2014

UW Madison REDA
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Check out this masters program focused on energy resource and demand analysis!

October 2014

Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern
Monday, October 20, 2014
Dayaway loves ISEN. Outstanding students empowered by an enlightened initiative

Colorado School of Mines
Monday, October 6, 2014
Make a difference in AltE at Mines, and be in CO!

September 2014

University of Notre Dame cSEND
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Fighting Irish's Center for Sustainable Energy is fighting for cleaner coal, safer nuclear and transformative solar. See how.

University of Florida
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Outstanding AltE programs here, with an excellent focus on bioenergy--and you're in FL!

Imperial College London
Monday, September 15, 2014
Study abroad? Here's one of several great international AltE programs we've found.

EUREC, European MS in RE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Study abroad? Here is one of several great international programs we've found.

University of Michigan Energy Institute
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Institute embraces public policy, economics, business and social sciences to lay the foundation for a more sustainable energy future

August 2014

University of Wisconsin Energy Institute
Monday, August 25, 2014
See the big things the University of Wisconsin is doing for green energy

April 2014

Florida Energy Systems Consortium
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Check out the inspiring breadth and depth of FESC's efforts to promote sustainable energy education, research and business development in Florida.

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