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The pitch competition was part of a Sustainability Month effort to get students engaged in the clean energy field.

An article in the Washington Examiner about the need to track the space debris circling in low-Earth orbit interviews John Crassidis, director of UB’s Center for Multisource Information Fusion and Samuel P. Capen Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, who said space junk in low-Earth orbit consists of items such as rocket bodies and debris from collisions, and will eventually come down.
Abdulrahman Hassaballah, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, won first place for his research poster in the annual SEAS Graduate Student Poster Competition.

The awards, worth up to $966,000, will help STEM scholars pursue postgraduate education.

An article in The Conversation by John Hall, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, examines how much wind energy has grown domestically and abroad, and predicts that wind power will continue to grow.

Engineering prof John Hall says wind energy is growing both domestically and abroad, and that it will continue to grow.

Ever wonder how much energy buildings on campus use every year, or where that energy comes from? Curious to know which building uses the most energy? Well a group of students from the ELN’s Sophomore Living Learning Community are about to launch an app that will tell you just that.
An article on Germany’s Innovations Report reports on a study by Shenqiang Ren, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a researcher at UB’s RENEW Institute, that uses tiny crystal lattices called “self-assembling molecular nanosheets” that expand when exposed to light.