My name is Luke Zuchowski and I’m from South Hadley Massachusetts. I am a senior at UNH studying environmental engineering and sustainability. When I’m not busy with school work, I enjoy hiking, watching football, and playing video games with my friends.
My interest in sustainability began in high school where I began to learn about climate change and energy infrastructure. When I came to UNH, I knew I wanted to get involved with developing renewable energy systems, so I decided to take up a major in environmental engineering with the sustainability dual major. My senior capstone project for environmental engineering is participating in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a competition to design a building powered completely by renewable energy. My senior capstone project for the SDM is focused on creating a carbon sink. I’m happy I’ve already been awarded the opportunity to work on these projects so that I can apply my knowledge about mitigating climate change.
I intend to complete my undergrad in May of 2021. After graduation, I plan to start my career as an engineer doing work in environmental consulting or remediation. Eventually, I’d like to go back to school to study renewable energy so that I can do my part in mitigating climate change. My hope is that society will adapt new strategies in the near future to mitigate climate change, including utilizing renewable energy technology and carbon sequestration techniques.