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Students initiate study on air pollution and unhoused people

Who in city government tracks the environmental effects of air pollution on people experiencing homelessness? When students in the 2019 Global Changes and Society class looked into it, they found that there was not an office with that responsibility. Initially, students set out to change that missing piece. But those efforts have now also resulted in […]


Lightning talk template and tips

Presenters can download a PowerPoint template here:  GCSC lightning talk template. The presentation includes 8 slides.  The first is an untimed title slide to introduce the presenter. Six subsequent slides are timed at 30 seconds each to total 3 minutes. If you need more than 30 seconds to make a point, simply repeat a slide. The final slide allows up to […]


U Researchers Develop Leading Urban CO2 Network

CO2 is understood to be one of the key greenhouse gases that alter the energy balance of the Earth’s surface and thus the climate in which we live in. Human activities are increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and leading to anthropogenic climate change, with potentially significant consequences, due to the central role […]


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.


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 […]