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Doctoral student mixes personal passion with technical know-how

thumbnail imageBy Michelle Cometa

Susan Spencer’s personal and professional life collided this summer when the RIT microsystems doctoral student attended the prestigious Climate Reality Corps training in Melbourne, Australia.

She had just started writing her doctoral dissertation on organic solar cells’ capacity as a renewable energy resource and was looking for ways to become more active in a social cause important to her—climate change. The conference ... (more)