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Wind Energy in Urban Environments – Meredith Metzger

GCSC faculty affiliate Meredith Metzger, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, leads a team that is investigating the optimal design for vertical axis wind turbines. VAWTs are ideally suited to urban and suburban environments. Metzger’s team found that one design configurations at a test site produced electricity at a cost 10 percent lower than the average national […]


Our new parter – Center for Ecological Planning and Design

We have a new partnership with the newly-constituted Center for Ecological Planning and Design. Two entities in the College of Architecture + Planning, the provisional Ecological Planning Center and the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, have melded to “bridge the gaps between research and the design and planning fields, both within CA+P and across campus, […]


Dearing Lab: woodrats’ diet and climate change

Woodrats can handle diets that are toxic to other animals, but a warming climate seems to affect their ability to tolerate toxins. The GCSC’s student research grant program helped fund then graduate student Patrice Kurnath Connors’ research. Read more in UNews.


Roseanne Warren: Mechanical Engineering and Better Energy Storage

by Liz Ivkovich ‘…there are so many questions to explore and vast possibilities for new ideas. At the same time, research in this field can have immediate societal impact.’ You have had a pretty straight line through your educational career, with three degrees in mechanical engineering. Why did you choose mechanical engineering for your studies? […]


Amber Barron

Materials Engineering for a Better World

In developing countries, gender inequality can be exacerbated by the obstacles to work and education that women with limited resources face each month in dealing with menstruation. U-S2TEM scholar Amber Barron, a junior in Materials Science, is one of the women on the team developing a solution. The SHERO pad can be made with locally-sourced […]