Student team members: Pavlo Bohutskyi, Kexin Liu, Laila Khaled Nasr, Natalie Byers, Julian Rosenberg, and Coral Fung Shek. Faculty advisers: Edward Bouwer, Michael Betenbaugh, and Vanessa Pereira received the EPA P3 Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Award. This is an award provided by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers-Institute for Sustainability. The final decision on the Phase II Awards should be made during next 1-3 weeks.
A new study by researchers in DoGEE and the National Aquarium compares levels of mercury in captive dolphins and in dolphins found in the wild. Department Chair Edward Bouwer explains "this type of research can give us hints about how the type of diet and where it originated can affect mercury-related health problems in captive dolphins, compared to their cousins in the wild.” The findings were published in a recent issue of Science of the Total Environment.
To learn more about this exciting study visit the JHU Gazette
*Update* for a link to the story click here.
The Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2013 for a tenure-track position in environmental microbiology/biotechnology beginning in Fall 2013. Application materials include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a one or two-page summary of research and teaching interests, 4) relevant papers and publications, and 5) names of five referees in a single pdf file to email@example.com. Click here for more information.
Is it possible to accurately pinpoint how many power outages a storm might cause? Would this knowledge enable utility companiess to predetermine the number of crews needed and where they should be deployed?
DoGEE Assistant Professor Seth Guikema's research was recently utilized to make projections for Hurricane Sandy. See the full Bloomberg interview from October 29, 2012 and read more about his exciting research in the Baltimore Sun.
Congratulations to DoGEE Professor Erica Schoenberger. Recently a team from her Introduction to Engineering for Sustainable Development class (Spring 2012) has been identified as one of three finalists for the 2012 Odebrecht Award for innovations in sustainable technologies. The students are Sangkyun Cho, Jay Choi and Victor Oh. Their proposal involves an ingenious low-tech, low-cost paper-making machine.
Odebrecht is an international engineering and construction firm, in business since 1944. First prize comes to $40,000 for the team, their school, and advisor. Second and third place total $15k and $10k respectively. Read more the Odebrecht award here.
DoGEE Assistant Professor Seth Guikema, was the recent recepient of a CAREER award to support his efforts to provide an approach for assessing the economic, environmental, and social sustainability and reliability of interdependent power and water systems, particularly in areas susceptible to natural hazards, such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
DoGEE, the School of Public Health, and Earth & Planetary Sciences have teamed up to give graduate students an opportunity for interdisciplinary research in water, climate, and health. To learn more about this exciting opportunity (and the $30,000 stipend/ full support for tuition for 2 years that comes with it!) go to: http://www.igert.jhu.edu/wch/
Click on the link below to hear Phd Student, Rebecca Murphy's, "Academic Minute" recording about her Chesapeake Bay research.
Her talk is now receiving some national attention. It recently aired on several
radio stations and appeared on the Inside Higher Ed website: http://www.insidehighered.com.
Congrats to Rebecca—we hear the audio engineers were very impressed with the quality of your vocal delivery!