George Mason Civil Engineering Student to Intern at ACEP

George Mason Civil Engineering Student to Intern at ACEP

Jeremy Johnston wants to engineer a sustainable future. In fact, he has already started. As an undergraduate researcher at George Mason University Johnston designed a real-time wireless environmental monitoring device for use during extreme events.

Johnston joins ACEP this summer to work with the Data Collection and Analysis Program Manager, Erin Whitney, and Researcher Engineer, Chris Pike on a project analyzing solar photovoltaic (PV) performance data from community-scale installations around Alaska. The project will compare performance data with modeled predictions. Johnston will also assist with updating the Alaska Solar Manual and additional solar PV data collection around Alaska.

Following his undergraduate graduation this spring, Johnston says he hopes to improve his understanding of tools and methods to improve the efficiency of infrastructure systems including energy efficiency in homes, renewable energy sources, product life cycle waste reduction, and transportation system improvements.

Johnston has a strong interest in designing buildings equipped with the Gold Standard in efficiency including reused materials and new technologies such as efficient heating and cooling systems. He aims to become certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional.

We are excited to have Jeremy join us and help him achieve some of his goals throughout the internship.

Photo courtesy of J. Johnston.