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Hot Topics: Nuclear Energy

By myralopez on May 31, 2016 in

Workshop for grades 5-12 teachers. Participants will learn fundamental concepts of nuclear science and how they are used in many aspects of everyday life. They’ll also learn how new isotopes are created in particle accelerators, used in carbon dating and how they provide energy in nuclear p...

Green rehab: Making century-old brick buildings sustainable

By Public Affairs on May 3, 2016 in Energy, News, Sustainability

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels, and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by stu...

Science on Tap: What Missouri Can Do to Stop Repeated Flooding

By myralopez on April 25, 2016 in

The recent succession of record floods in Missouri demands explanation and a considered regional response. Professor Bob Criss will suggest several strategies that can reduce flood risk while benefiting both the economy and the environment.

6th McDonnell Academy International Symposium

By myralopez on April 19, 2016 in

The 6th McDonnell Academy International Symposium will be co-hosted with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The symposium will focus on the global challenges of: Aging Food, Water & Climate Change Energy & Environment Public Health Click here for more information on the ...

I-CARES to offer funds for innovative research

By Public Affairs on February 3, 2014 in Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Sustainability

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, or I-CARES, has released its 2014 call for research proposals. I-CARES will award up to $500,000 this year in seed funding for innovative research projects to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Washington University in St...