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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 […]


Affiliate Faculty Honored at Celebrate U

You may have noticed a common thread as the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the second annual CELEBRATE U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. Seven of the 30 honorees–the top faculty research award and grant recipients from each college in 2016–were GCSC faculty affiliates. Two […]


Improved batteries for renewable energy storage

Utah averages 222 sunny days each year, which is great for those of us who get some of our energy from solar panels. But options for storing the sun’s energy on overcast days have limited efficiency and duration of storage. Shelley Minteer, a new GCSC faculty affiliate from the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science […]


symposium presenters

2017 – Our biggest symposium yet

The 2017 Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium was the biggest yet, with 86 students from 20 different departments presenting their research. Nearly 200 people–faculty, students, administrators, and family members–attended the interdisciplinary event. Presenters were drawn from students who receive GCSC funding for research or to present at professional conferences, those with Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund […]


Jory Lerback

GCSC Fellow Jory Lerback Champions Diversity

Before coming to the Department of Geology and Geophysics to study hydrology as a GCSC Fellow, Jory Lerback worked as a data analyst at the American Geophysical Union. Read about her findings of gender imbalance in peer review, and her efforts to champion a safe, inclusive, and diverse environment in her college. @theU article here.