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 CESR Club Project Competition

Application Deadline: October 23rd, 2023


CESR is now accepting applications to fund one-year, high-impact sustainability projects in McCormick and the community.  All Northwestern student groups are eligible to apply, with up to $5000 in funding available. 

Prospective projects should aim to creatively address at least one of the following goals:

Applications will be accepted through October 23rd, 2023.  Projects must conform to university policy regarding allowable spending, advertisement, and all other applicable areas.  Accepted projects will be required to submit a progress report to CESR's director by October 31st 2024, and consent to be featured on CESR's website and marketing materials.  

What You'll Need to Apply

Chile Trek Photo

Global Engineering Trek Chile: Energy Storage & Critical Minerals

CESR launched its inaugural Global Engineering Trek in Energy Storage & Critical Minerals on September 7th, 2023, sending a group of 9 students to Chile.  As one of the world's largest lithium and copper producers, Chile is at the heart of global efforts to build green energy generation and storage systems.  Follow along as our students meet with mining and policy experts, tour facilities, and delve into Chilean culture.  Be sure to apply next year!

Read the Blog


May 15th, 2023

Learn about sustainability-related career paths from NU alums and a current NU Post-doc who started with engineering degrees.  This event is aimed at current students at all stages of their academic careers, and features speakers from a variety of engineering and professional disciplines:

Ryan Albelda

Sustainability Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon

BS, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences; Environmental Science


Abhik Bera

Microgrid Solutions Architect, Schneider Electric

Master of Engineering Management



Peter Hosbein

Materials Engineer, Tesla

BS, Materials Science and Engineering



 Wenny Noha

R&D Senior Manager Water Sustainability, PepsiCo

BS, Chemical and Biological Engineering



Cat Majors

NRSA Postdoctoral Scholar, Northwestern University (Tyo Research Group)

PhD: Rice University, Bioengineering

BE: Vanderbilt University, BME


Thomas Yu

Product Development Lead, UniverCell Holding GmbH

BS, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering




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