Energy Efficiency Center
Ideas into Action
As a UC Davis MBA student, you choose from a wide range of compelling opportunities to put theory into practice—what we call ideas into action. The following is just a sampling of the many programs and activities that provide you with real-life application of concepts learned in the classroom, helping you become a leader with the toolkit, perspective and experience to help all levels of business grow and succeed— from start-ups and mid-sized firms to world-class corporations in global markets.
Integrated Management Project
Prior to joining the EEC, Mr. Finkelor served in a variety of roles within the Clean Technology sector, including Director of Business Development for a local clean energy start-up company, Interim Executive Director for CleanStart (a Sacramento-based business incubator supporting local clean energy technology ventures and entrepreneurs), and as a Cleantech Analyst for the private equity arm of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins California Clean Energy Fund and UC Davis to Launch Premier Energy Efficiency Center
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited UC Davis to celebrate a $1 million grant from the California Clean Energy Fund to establish the new UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, the world’s leading university center of excellence in energy efficiency headed by GSM Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon with GSM alumnus Ben Finkelor as program director.