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All In The News tagged "College of Engineering"

The Price of Lithium Is Way Up. And Right Now, Electric Cars Depend on It.

Vibha Kalra, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Marketplace story about the rising cost of lithium, which is a component for the batteries in electric vehicles, and what materials could take its place in batteries.

Research Shows Usefulness of New Class of Materials in Beating the Heat

MXenes, a new class of two-dimensional material discovered by researchers in the College of Engineering, were mentioned in a Jan. 25 @AuManufacturing (Australia) post about a team of Australian researchers testing them for use in fire-retardant products.

House of Cards:  How Decades of Problems Converged the Night Champlain Towers Fell

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was included in a Dec. 30 Miami Herald story that was also reported by the Bradenton Herald about how decades of problems converged the night Champlain Towers collapsed in Surfside, Florida. He was also quoted Dec. 31 in a McClatchy story that was picked up by various outlets in Florida.

NASA Study Says Snake Plants Can Produce Enough Oxygen for Humans To Live In a Sealed Room.

Research by Michael Waring, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, debunking the myth that plants can contribute to improving indoor air quality, was cited in a Dec. 22 PolitiFact post looking into claims that snake plants can produce enough oxygen for humans to live in a sealed room.

‘Save Lives, Not Just Money’: Surfside Collapse Grand Jury Report Calls for Reforms, Warns of Further Troubles

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 16 USA Today story about the report of a grand jury charged with looking into the deadly collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in Florida.

‘The City Will Help Us.’ Miami Beach Took Cash, Fast-tracked Tower on Champlain’s Edge

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 7 Miami Herald story about how construction near the Champlain Towers South condo complex could have contributed to the building’s collapse.

Eastwick Residents Want Biden’s Infrastructure Plan to Fund Philly’s First Climate Migration

Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Nov. 23 WHYY PlanPhilly post about how the new infrastructure bill could support Philadelphia’s Eastwick community as it works to mitigate the effects of climate change and the extreme flooding it regularly experiences.

What New Yorkers Need To Know About Tornadoes

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 15 New York Times story about what would happen if a tornado hit New York City.

No Toxic Chemicals Found in Air Samples Taken Following Massive Junkyard Fire in Southwest Philadelphia

Shannon Capps, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was interviewed in a Nov. 10 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the possible health effects of smoke from a large fire in southwest Philadelphia that lingered over the city and into New Jersey. 

No Answers Yet at Feds’ First Public Hearing on Champlain Towers Collapse Probe

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 8 Miami Herald story about NIST's investigation of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex. The story was picked up by a number of outlets across the country via the Tribune News Service.

How To Begin Building a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Research Group

Sharon Walker, PhD, dean of the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Nov. 5 Science story about how to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in research groups.

No, Champlain Towers Records Apparently Weren’t Stolen — But Surfside Still Can’t Find Some

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 22 Miami Herald story about the investigation of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo complex in June.