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09: Harnessing the Power of Methane-eating Methanotrophs
For the world to meet the goal of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” by...
08: Investigating Water Scarcity for Climate-Vulnerable Communities Along the US-Mexico Border
Ricardo Rubio grew up in the borderlands region of southwestern Texas where he came to recognize the challenges and vulnerabilities that communities like his increasingly face because of the compounded...
07: A Biomimetic Muscle that Makes Energy; 2023 Wilkes Student Innovation Prize Winner Series
Nicholas Witham, a fifth-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. student at the U, won first place in the Wilkes Student Innovation Prize competition in May 2023 for his proposal titled, "Renewable Energy...
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