MIT ESM Challenge: Progress Update III

Having left Medellin just over one week ago, I can now say on reflection that the last 3 months have been the most challenging, intense, and rewarding of my life. I don’t think I could have extracted more self development, enjoyment and fulfilment if I had the time again. Some achievements include; Studying the MIT Energy Studies Minor independently and …

MIT ESM Challenge: Progress Update II

Eight weeks into the challenge, I have successfully completed courses three and four (Electromagnetic Energy and Electric Power Systems), and am halfway through course five, ‘Principles of Microeconomics’. Check out the dedicated project page for more information, including all assessment pieces completed. Subjects three and four, EM Energy and Electric Power Systems, reiterated the importance of understanding the link between …

MIT ESM Challenge: Progress Update

After three weeks of solid study, I have completed the first two subjects of the MIT Energy Studies Minor. Check out the dedicated project page for more information, including all assessment pieces. In three weeks, despite completing 150hrs+ of study, 13 problem sets, 3 exams and a 25 page essay on climate change science, I have been attending regular salsa …

3 Week Australia Road Trip: East to West

With ‘Sex Pistols’ sprayed along one door in a sunburst of colour, my Toyota Corolla Wicked camper was eating up the endless tarmac of Australia’s barren Nullarbor Plain. Just as the sun crept towards the horizon, 26km east of the South and Western Australia borders, the automatic gearbox whined as it began to hunt between 4th and 5th. Soon overheating, …