The gloom and doom of climate change might make it look like we are not building ourselves a very bright future, but we can fix it! Our two speakers are working on solutions to fight climate change. Join us to learn how we can better understand our changing oceans and how we can develop technologies to store energy at our EARTH DAY special event!
The Bebop will be serving a special food menu for the night, don’t miss out!
PhD student, Boston University
A Novel Underwater Instrument to Study the Coastal Ocean
All around the globe, humans are responsible for dumping sewage and fertilizers into the coastal ocean. Since nutrient cycling in the ocean is tied to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, these inputs impact global climate. For her PhD project, she is developing an underwater instrument to better understand coastal nutrient cycling. Ultimately, data obtained using this instrument is anticipated to improve the accuracy of climate models, reducing the large uncertainties in climate change predictions.
Pr Asegun Henry (he/him)
Associate Professor, MIT
Sun in a Box
It is becoming well understood that in order to switch to solar and wind we have to solve the issue of finding a way to store the energy cheaply. Current battery technologies are too expensive, and there is an intense effort around the globe to find a better solution. This talk will introduce a new approach that involves the storage of heat at extremely high (glowing white hot) temperatures, using cheap materials, with conversion back to electricity done using special types of solar panels.
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