A Real World Lab

The Stone Edge Farm MicroGrid project deploys diverse technologies to demonstrate the concept of a sub-zero carbon footprint and introduce a new business model.

The McQuowns pay interns from high school to post-doctoral levels to attack the energy paradigm on many levels. Interns are given broad direction and empowered to seek solutions that reduce carbon without fear of failure.

For more information about internships, contact us


Craig Wooster

Project Manager
Intern Coordinator


Alexander Storton

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, International Business and Logistics
California State University, Maritime Academy
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, minor in Communications
California State University, San Marcos


Gabrielle Cobos

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Irvine


Joseph Montgomery

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Maritime Academy


Naveen Kadimcheria

Master of Science, Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization
Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University


Rachel Pignata

Currently pursuing
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Economics, minor in Sustainability
Mills College


Ryan Stoltenberg

Currently pursuing
Master of Science, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development
California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Energy Resources
California State University, Chico


Amanda Thompson

Currently pursuing
Bachelor of Science, Facilities Engineering Technology
California State University, Maritime Academy


Anaiis Mendez

Bachelor of Science, Facilities Engineering Technology
California State University, Maritime Academy


Anas Hussain

Master of Science, Sustainable Energy
Santa Clara University
Master of Business Administration
Gonzaga University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Idaho


Brian Galli

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
California State University, East Bay


Cara Dumonte

Currently pursuing
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno


Cody Yothers

Currently pursuing
Ph.D., Chemistry
University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry
Albion College


Daniel Wilensky

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Economics, minor in Computer Science
Northwestern University


Dirk Summers

Master of Science, Sustainable Energy
Santa Clara University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder


Evan St. Pierre

Bachelor of Science, Geology
Humboldt State University


Joe Pride

Master of Business Administration
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
US Coast Guard Academy


Jorge Elizondo

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Physics
Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Miguel Magallon

Bachelor of Science, Facilities Engineering Technology
California State University, Maritime Academy


Paige Penner

Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Media Studies, minor in Art History
Azusa Pacific University


Tara Deane

Currently pursuing
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Economics and Policy
UC Berkeley


Tommy Chourre

Bachelor of Science, Botany
Humboldt State University


Willen McAsey

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Maritime Academy