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Four Questions with Emily Beagle, C3E Women in Clean Energy Poster Session Winner

University of Wyoming student won for her poster "Co-firing of Beetle Kill Biomass in Existing Coal Fired Power Plants in the Western United States"

February 9, 2016 MITEI

What was it like presenting at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium?

Presenting at the C3E Symposium was an incredibly rewarding experience. All of the conference participants seemed really interested in everyone’s work and asked great questions. The support and positive feedback from nearly everyone I spoke to while presenting was really inspiring and encouraging.

What was the most interesting part of the Symposium?

For me, the most interesting part of the Symposium was just being at a conference with a majority of female attendees. As an engineering student, everything that I do, from classes to conferences, I am the odd one out. I didn’t really realize how accustomed to that I had become until attending the C3E Symposium and seeing what it felt like to be surrounded by successful women in the clean energy profession. It was really just awesome!  

What have you gone on to do since presenting at C3E?

I passed the PhD preliminary exam in December and had an abstract accepted to present at a conference in March. 

What role has networking that was initiated at C3E played in your career?

I got in touch with many of the people that I met at C3E and received really positive feedback and support from them. Though I haven’t really used the networking yet (since it has only been a few months since I attended the conference) I certainly know that I will contact all these wonderful women in the future!

Submissions for the 2016 C3E student poster competition are being accepted now through February 29th. Enter your work for a chance to present at this year’s symposium.


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