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Divya Chandrasekhar on social capacity and community recovery

March 9, 2017

By Liz Ivkovich, Global Change and Sustainability Center When Superstorm Sandy blew through Staten Island in 2012, Joe’s asphalt and concrete equipment was washed away along with $19 billion of New York infrastructure. A business owner in his early 60s, Joe owned his dump trucks, pavers, and rollers outright. Now he was left with two […]


Improved batteries for renewable energy storage

February 21, 2017

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 […]


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2017 – Our biggest symposium yet

February 9, 2017

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

January 31, 2017

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.


Graduate Student Profile: Evan Kipnis

January 19, 2017

Evan Kipnis, PhD candidate in geology and geophysics, is not drawn to the traditional academic path. He is increasingly interested in empowering people from outside science fields to understand and apply research findings. “Science only empowers society when it is understood by individuals in a variety of positions within society, and then Kipnis stated. “Can […]