Posts Tagged renewable energy

Four SSES Lab researchers to present work at Intermountain Sustainability Summit student poster competition

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Four PhD students from the lab were selected to present their work at the 2017 Intermountain Sustainability Summit Student Poster Competition, with free admission awarded for the rest of the summit. The students will be participating in the Graduate Research category; please visit their displays to learn more […]

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ME Department Brown Bag Lunch 10/1: Energy and Environmental Research for Salt Lake City

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Mechanical Engineering Brown Bag Lunch Series Featuring: Dr. Amanda Smith Date: Thursday, October 1 Time: 12:30–1:30pm Place: MEK 0560 (Lower Level) Drinks provided!! Bring your lunch or pick something up at the Cafe Come learn about how energy use in the Salt Lake Valley affects the environment, […]

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Student researchers present and compete at 2015 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech)

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Three student researchers working with Dr. Smith and Dr. Kay Park shared their work at the IEEE 2015 SusTech Conference. Carlo Bianchi presented his paper, “Influence of Weather Boundary Conditions on Building Energy Modeling” in the Energy Efficiency track. Thomas Tran presented his paper, “Design of Housing and Mesh […]

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Sustainable Utah Research Spotlight: Alternative Energy Choices for Buildings

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Hilary Smith from the Sustainability Resource Center, recently described a new project with SSES and other ME researchers participating. You can find the story here: RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

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University of Utah ASHRAE Student Branch Activity Feb 24th

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What: A guided Tour of the Olympic Oval Facility Why: To see how the building’s systems were designed, and how they work Who: All University of Utah Engineering Students interested in this tour are invited to attend Where: 5670 Cougar Lane, Kearns Utah, 84118 (this address is […]

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Elwell named for Monson Essay Prize at Undergraduate Research Symposium

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At the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 1, 2014, David Elwell was named as the 2014 recipient of the Monson Essay Prize for conducting research with significant societal impacts. His abstract, “Salinity Gradient Energy Recovery Using Pressure Retarded Osmosis” was chosen from hundreds received […]

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U.S. Energy Flows for 2012 released by EIA

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Although the Energy Information Administration no longer produces the Annual Energy Review, they’re still releasing the Sankey diagrams for energy flow in the U.S. These will be very familiar to my thermo students and to fellow energy nerds. The most recent year available is now 2012: source: […]

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Elwell wins UROP funding for PRO power proposal

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In January, David X. Elwell was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support his work exploring osmotic power generation. His proposal titled “Salinity Gradient Energy Recovery Using Pressure Retarded Osmosis” described his plan for investigating the potential for producing clean, renewable power at the Great Salt Lake […]

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