"We were fortunate to have the opportunity to present our work at the first annual Science Policy Symposium, hosted by the Science Policy Initiative at UVA! SPI is a graduate student organization whose mission is to empower scientists and engineers to be more informed and involved with science policy. The Symposium, hosted with the generous support of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, features numerous panels and talks by science policy experts. We presented a poster on our work in sustainability and energy efficiency (mine on outcome-based compliance paths for energy codes at the National Institute of Building Sciences, Perrin Falkner's on sustainability in public infrastructure at ASCE in partnership with the World Bank, David Moran's on beneficial electrification at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Brad Houska's on e-waste recycling technology at the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office).

Perrin is a fourth year civil, and I am a third year civil. David is a fourth year mechanical engineer, and Brad is a third year electrical engineer. Our poster received third place in the poster session contest, which we found to be very exciting because the event was geared towards graduate students. We all worked in D.C. over the summer through the MIT-UVA SEAS Policy Internship Program."

- Mary-Michael Robertson
Class of 2019
President, Rodman Scholars Council
Vice President, Engineering Student Council

To view the team's poster in HQ, click here!

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