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Commencement Ceremony Picture

May 23, 2019

EST&P Alumnus Encourages Class of 2019 to Persevere Toward Their Goals

On May 19, the EST&P master’s program celebrated the graduation of 19 students. At the diploma ceremony, both the December and May graduates received an M.S. degree in either Energy Science, Technology and Policy or in Energy Science, Technology and Policy - Applied Studies from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. They join a network of over 170 EST&P alumni and over 100,000 Carnegie Mellon alumni from around the world.

Over 70 guests, including family, friends and our core faculty, attended the breakfast reception and ceremony in the Marquis Conference Room of Scott Hall, home to EST&P.

Jeff Hoffmann Diploma Ceremony

Recent EST&P alumnus Jeff Hoffmann (M.S. ’18) delivered the keynote speech. Hoffmann, a Senior Engineer/Analyst with the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Research and Innovation Center, spoke about his path through the EST&P program as the only student to complete it as a part-time student. Using his career path as an example, he encouraged graduates to persevere toward their goals. He described how politics could influence policy, and how it dictates research and development in the energy field. Hoffmann wished the Class of 2019 well, and said he’s excited for what the future holds for the EST&P graduates.

Several graduates received awards and certificates to acknowledge their achievements:

  • Madalsa Singh - The Project Excellence Award
  • Ariel Stolz and Merril Stypula - The Academic Excellence Award

A certificate of appreciation was presented to Pragya Chauhan for serving as EST&P ambassador from 2017-2018.

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Congratulations to all of the 2019 EST&P graduates!