Carnegie Mellon University
July 12, 2019



The Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making (SUCCEED) was held this year on campus on July 8-12 for high school students and on July 15 and 16 for teachers. Supported by the Center for Climate and Environmental Decision Making (CEDM), SUCCEED connects students and teachers with EPP PhD students and faculty members through a variety of presentations, activities, and field trips. The program focused on developing familiarity with energy, environmental, and climate change topics.  

The first part of the program welcomed a record-breaking 34 high school students. In addition to presentations and activities, this year's program included trips to the Bruce Mansfield coal power plant, Chatham University's Eden Hall campus, and the Energy Innovation Center. The students wrapped up the week by presenting final projects centered around decarbonizing the electricity sector.

13 middle and high school teachers participated in the second part of the program. The teachers came away with the knowledge and resources for developing focused lesson plans for their students.

The program was extremely successful this year and allowed participants to dig into the challenges facing energy and climate systems and explore potential steps forward.

To learn more about SUCCEED and how you can get invloved visit