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 students and postdocs within the Harvard and MIT communities. We are a student club, NOT a public lecture series. A technical background is not needed.


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

Meetings for the Spring 2022 semester are held Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in MCZ 440 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.

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

For more details, join our mailing list.