Led by leadership council member Susanna Thon, the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) hosted a group of over 20 undergraduate students at Malone 107 for lunch and to discuss how best to get involved in sustainable energy-related research at Johns Hopkins University. Thon offered her own advice on how to select which professor a student should target for research, and from there, how to get involved in that lab group.

“It can be difficult for undergraduate students, especially if they are new to Hopkins, to figure out how to find research opportunities that align with their passions. ROSEI’s leaders want to make this process clearer for undergraduate students who are interested in energy,” Thon said. “Energy is such an exciting field right now, and we want to ensure maximum participation from students in all of the innovative research being done at Hopkins. It was heartening to get such a large turnout and really emphasizes that so many of our students are driven to learn more about energy and make a difference.”

The students also got to network and learn more about different sustainability-related clubs, including the JHU Wind Energy Team, Sustainable Hopkins Innovative Projects, GreenHacks, Refuel our Future and American Society of Civil Engineers Sustainable Solutions Competition.

This is not the only event ROSEI is hosting for undergraduate students this month, as the group is holding an information session for the newly-created Energy Minor on September 14 at noon in Malone 107.