2022 Research Seminar — "Energy: Where Does Houston Go From Here?"
This year's theme is Energy: Where Does Houston Go From Here? Houston has often been referred to as "The Energy Capital of the World." However, as it faces pressures to diversify its economy, confront global warming, develop alternative fuels, reduce pollution and general discussions about power in light of the Texas grid failure in February 2021, many questions remain about Houston's relationship to energy at the beginning of the 21st century. In this context, HERE students will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the rapid changes affecting our city. In small groups led by a faculty mentor, students will develop a research proposal related to a contemporary problem, with topics ranging from energy sustainability, poor infrastructure, alternative fuels, environmental justice and more.
Faculty Mentors: Dan Burleson, Charles Becker, Christiana Chang, Marc Hanke, Kelly Hopkins, Olivia Johnson, Rita Sirrieh, Marina Trninic