Helping NH Communities Track Their Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A course on global environmental change in his freshman year, taught by Dr. Cameron Wake, got Corey Johnson interested in climate change and environmental sustainability. With funding from a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grant, he subsequently worked with Dr. Wake on development of the Small Town Carbon Calculator (STOCC) and says the most satisfactory aspect of his project “was implementing a tool I had helped develop.” During summer 2009, Corey helped small municipalities across New England complete an energy inventory using STOCC. Although working with towns to gather data took longer than expected, he found it a valuable experience in developing useful skills for the future. From Amherst, New Hampshire, Corey expects to graduate in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration, information systems management, and is enrolled in the Honors in Major program of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. After graduation he hopes to work for a few years in Boston before going on for a Master’s in Business Administration.
You may learn more about Corey's research in Inquiry.