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Setting the Stage for New Milestones

December 16, 2021
Faculty joined together in collaborative research and forged new coalitions, all to increase sustainability at the University and at local and global levels
Jennifer Coronel

MSES Student Profile: Jennifer Coronel

December 14, 2021
MS in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) student shifts from path to become environmental science lab technician after studying abroad in Sydney during bushfire season
Taylor Bradshaw

MSES Student Profile: Taylor Bradshaw

December 1, 2021
Bradshaw joined the MS in Energy and Sustainability program to develop skills to support communities with renewables and sustainable technology


Christopher Chacko

MSES Student Profile: Christopher Chacko

November 22, 2021
Chacko joined the MS in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) program to turn his interests in sustainability and food production and consumption into a meaningful career

Shaping a Sustainable Future for a Common Plastic

November 18, 2021 – from Argonne National Laboratory
Team from government, academia and industry unites to identify new opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of polyurethane — one of the most widely used but little recycled plastics
Katie O'Shea

MSES Student Profile: Katie O'Shea

November 17, 2021
After an 11-year career in oil and gas project management, MS in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) student chose to re-focus her efforts on making a lasting impact with the energy transition
Ryan Dooley

MSES Student Profile: Ryan Dooley

November 3, 2021
MS in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) student tells of his first-hand awareness of environmental issues due to heatwaves and air pollution warnings in Dallas
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Northwestern Sends Delegates to COP26

November 1, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
Experts prepare to share insights on vulnerable populations, financing, and implementation of climate change goals









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Making Plastics Production More Energy Efficient

March 22, 2021 – from McCormick Engineering News
Engineers demonstrate new approach to chemical catalysis resulting in high propylene yields using less energy, energy-efficient production processes for plastics
GIANTFab Evaporator and Testing Box

New LED Testing Capabilities at GIANTFab Lab

March 10, 2021
Researchers are innovating in the GIANTFab core facility, where new LED testing capabilities open doors to a brighter future in solar energy science and similar fields



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Prospects for U.S. and Global Climate Action with a Biden Administration

January 22, 2021 – from Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
A panel of Northwestern University political science, environment, and economics experts came together for a Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs webinar to discuss questions around prospects for climate action under the Biden administration