Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Michael Brand

Building a Sustainable Internet

The physical infrastructures behind producing the internet has large environmental costs. For example, data centers are currently responsible for over 3% United States power usage. The research looks to reveal the hidden environmental costs of the internet, as well as develop a set of metrics to measure the sustainability efforts of digital infrastructure industries.


Message To Sponsor

Thank you so much for supporting my research this summer! My research with Professor Starosielski has been the most meaningful part of my Berkeley experience.
Major: Environmental Economics and Policy, Legal Studies
Mentor: Nicole Starosielski, Film and Media Studies
Sponsor: Hampson Fund
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