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Earth Day: Fixing the Planet!

  • The Bebop 1116 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

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!

Emily Chua

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.

Event information:

  • Doors open at 6:00pm, and our event kicks off at 6:15pm.

  • Ticket costs are a donation to our non-profit Scientists Inc., thank you for contributing the science outreach in your area!

  • In the event of any last-minute event cancellations, we will post an announcement on our webpage, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Earlier Event: April 21
Science Sunday Kick-off