"Today’s energy and climate problems require integrated solutions that cross disciplines. The UC Davis Energy Graduate Group takes this to heart, creating a one-of-a-kind education platform that pulls in faculty from over a dozen departments. This exposes students to new ideas and fosters creative solutions."
"The interdisciplinary approach of the Energy Graduate Group program has given me a unique opportunity to learn about energy topics and issues from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. The skills obtained will ultimately make me more dynamic and marketable to prospective employers, make me a better leader, and overall problem-solver."
"I love that this unique professional energy systems research program both compliments my interdisciplinary interests and supports my career goals. I am broadening and strengthening my skill set while also exploring a wide breadth of the most relevant and cutting-edge energy research topics. The program has already exceeded my expectations by helping leverage me for job opportunities I didn’t think I would be qualified for without years of additional work experience."
"The flexibility and interdisciplinary nature of EGG allow me to build the knowledge and skills I need for my dream career. This program has also provided me with networking opportunities and access to leading researchers at UC Davis, policy makers in the capitol, and private companies with ties to the university."
"Being in UC Davis and California, EGG benefits from the wide range of research and expertise from ecology to economics which is quite rare even in the UC system."
"If you are passionate about sustainable energy, then studying in the Energy Graduate Group is akin to being the proverbial kid in a candy store: you are on the most sustainable campus in the world, with direct access to research centers and faculty who are tackling the most challenging issues in sustainable energy, and a support network of staff and peers who will connect you with career opportunities in some of California's leading companies and organizations."
What EGG Alumni Have to Say
"The EGG community brings together thought leaders and experts across the energy industry. That collaborative environment -- fostering discussion and learning across disciplines and areas of expertise -- was an essential and invaluable part of my EGG experience. Working within that community expanded my lens and helped me understand and think about problems in the energy sector in a much broader and more sophisticated way."
-Nick Pappas (2018 graduate)
"The most valuable aspects of my EGG education were: Firstly, opportunities for engagement with firms. Even if I never end up working for/with one of these companies, experience interacting with industry is so critical! Secondly, but likely more importantly, interaction with faculty. At least once a week I encounter cutting-edge research that was authored or co-authored by a faculty member that I worked closely with during my education. Finally, the exposure I got to different disciplines. I am able to have conversations with experts in a wide spectrum of fields because I was exposed in school. Policy, mechanical engineering, planning, economics, computer programming."
-Zane McDonald (2018 graduate)
"The interdisciplinary approach and program design allowed me to tailor my degree according to my career goals. Faculty and colleagues are the best asset of the program bringing high quality education, thorough discussions and insightful perspectives from my peers. The seminars were fascinating and an excellent tool to introduce me to new and current topics."
-Leticia Pineda (2019 graduate)