August 19, 2020
EST&P Alum Receives Steinbrenner Fellowship
By Amanda FinkenbinderMedia Inquiries
The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon University has selected four PhD students as Steinbrenner Research Fellows. The graduate fellowship program provides support to exceptional, second-year Carnegie Mellon students who work on cutting-edge environmental research. The interdisciplinary research projects' topics align with the Institute's strategic focus areas of energy transition strategies, and urban infrastructure and sustainable cities.
Since 2007, 53 PhD students from across the university have been recognized as Steinbrenner Doctoral Fellows. Researchers receive up to $50,000 and present their findings during a poster session at the annual Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Colloquium, held during the spring semester.
Andrew Jones, Jr. - Steinbrenner Institute and Heinz Presidential Fellow
Jones is a dual degree PhD. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. He received his B.S. in Biological Engineering from the University of Florida in 2010 and his M.S. in Energy Science, Technology & Policy with a concentration in CEE from Carnegie Mellon in 2019. Jones is a certified middle school mathematics teacher, Teach for America alumnus and has several years of teaching experience in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He also has experience in CSR consulting focused on environmental, social, and governance performance and benchmarking for infrastructure entities. His academic experience has given him the opportunity to study renewable energy and sustainability at Reykjavik University, conduct research exploring the carbon storage capabilities of modified biochar and various graduate projects focused on energy. His experiences have cultivated his research interests in equitable energy systems, a just energy transition and climate change mitigation.