WashU joins UC3

By Courtney Chazen on September 11, 2018 in Climate, Energy, Environment, Sustainability

Washington University has joined 16 other leading research universities that comprise the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3). UC3 is a new network of institutions from across North America formed on Feb. 6 at the 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit,  committed to leveraging its...

Changing how buildings are made

By Courtney Chazen on August 14, 2018 in Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Sustainability

From consumer goods to medical devices, 3D printing is reshaping the manufacturing world. But what about construction? Could this technology change the way buildings are made? That’s the question posed by a team from Washington University in St. Louis. Over the past eight months, students from th...

Bat with white nose syndrome

Saving bats from deadly fungus

By Courtney Chazen on October 19, 2017 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Joshua Blodgett, assistant professor of biology, knows that bats may not rank high on most people’s lists of lovable creatures. However, that has not stopped him from researching how to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), an infectious disease that is wiping out bat populations across North America...