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The wealth of extracurricular opportunity at Duke has been invaluable to my professional development. Running student groups, organizing conference events, and leading students on a career trip to D.C., I've been able to develop those vital soft skills while getting plugged right into the energy industry."


Nicholas Student Groups

Nicholas School students are active and engaged in a wide variety of student groups and activities. Find out more about the dozens of professional, co-curricular and social organizations you can join at the Nicholas School.

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (NIEES) unites the strengths of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions (NIEPS) (founded in 2005) and the Duke University Energy Initiative (EI) (founded in 2011). Working closely with Duke University schools and other units, the merged institute advances the university’s environmental mission by developing transformative educational experiences, galvanizing and conducting impactful research, and engaging with decision makers at the global, national, state and local levels.

Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

Through the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, graduate and law students work in interdisciplinary teams alongside clinic clients to engage in research, analysis, advocacy, and problem-solving on matters of environmental justice, sustainability, and public health, addressing such matters as the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, agriculture, environmental health, and watershed, ocean, and coastal pollution.

Bass Connections

Bass Connections bridges the classroom and the world beyond the university, giving students from all of Duke’s schools a chance to tackle complex societal problems alongside our superb faculty. We support research teams that draw on perspectives and methods from multiple disciplines, as well as robust engagement with communities, stakeholders and decision-makers.

Students can apply to be a part of a project team, register for a course, enroll in a curricular program, participate in energy events and join a student club.


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