Splash Biography

MADDIE BARTELS, Student interested in climate solutions!

Major: Earth and Planetary Sciences

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Maddie and I'm an Earth & Planetary Sciences major from Carlsbad, California. I am pursuing the Energy Studies Certificate and I'm really interested in climate change solutions, renewable energy, and geoengineering! Outside of classes, I enjoy spending time with my Christian Union family, hiking, reading, and drinking tea.

Past Classes

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S4626: Lighting Up the World with Water in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
Have you ever felt swept away by the power of a rushing river? Have you ever wondered how your room lights up with the flick of a switch? Did you know that these two processes can be connected? Join us in learning about the wonderful world of hydropower, where turbines can turn water into light. This course will provide an overview of the fundamental physics and technology of hydropower, impacts on people and the environment, current innovations in the field, and the ways hydropower can help us fight climate change. We will explore the Rocky River Hydroelectric Power Plant, the first major pumped-storage hydroelectric project in the USA, as an example of hydropower innovation, along with several other examples of hydropower around the world. Get ready to dive in!