UT Austin Petroleum Engineering sophomore Karan Jerath has been selected by the United Nations as a Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals. Jerath, who invented a device that can help prevent oil spills, recently was named the youngest member of the Forbes ’30 Under 30 Energy’ list. With the U.N., Jerath is working with professors and mentors at UT to build “The Grand Energy Challenge,” an international competition open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to pitch ideas related to energy sustainability. Read more.
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