Guida, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Illinois in 2015, hopes the combination of that degree and the Energy Systems MEng will prepare him for a career in solar energy or bioenergy.
“I am interested in working at the leading edge of sustainable technology to help create a healthier environment.”
Guida considered other graduate programs at the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, but ultimately chose the Illinois program. He will finish the degree in December 2017.
Energy Systems graduate students complete a design project, internship, or professional development coursework as part of their degree requirements. Guida joined fellow Energy Systems students Adam Hijazi and Ari Krause in a project that promoted use of electric vehicles on the Urbana campus by increasing the number of charging stations available.
Update: Christopher graduated from the Energy Systems program in December 2017.