About Us

We are a student-led club that meets weekly to deepen our understanding of the technical details of energy technology and science.

Our primary purpose is to enable our membership to develop the necessary technical background to better understand energy issues in context. These themes are often complex and interconnected.

Our topics, chosen based on member interest, generally fall within the following broad categories:

  • Non-Renewable Resources (e.g. Oil, Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Carbon Capture & Storage)
  • Renewable Resources (e.g. Solar, Hydro, Wind, Biomass/fuels, Wave, Tidal, Geothermal)
  • End Uses (e.g. Residential/Commercial/Industrial, esp. steel, concrete, etc.)
  • Transportation (e.g. CAFE standards, technologies for various shipping modes)
  • Infrastructure (e.g. urban energy, electric grid, electricity storage)
  • Relevant other fields (e.g. thermodynamics, social science, climate, funding & policy, economics & finance)
The HEJC is open to all members of the Harvard and MIT communities. A technical background is not needed.

Meetings

Each week during the semester, we discuss one or more topics relevant to the science and technology of energy.

The HEJC meets in the Harvard University Center for the Environment, which is located on the fourth floor of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), 26 Oxford St. Directions are available here.

Meetings for Fall 2017 are Fridays 1-2 pm. For more details, join our mailing list.

If you are interested in presenting at a meeting, please let us know!