Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management
June 2016
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Sustainability Spotlight

Meet ACSEM intern, Veronica Johnson!

We met with our very own sustainability office intern Veronica Johnson (Martel ‘16) to talk about wolves, animal rights, and her dream of someday owning a vegan taco food truck.
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Campus Sustainability News

Introducing Rice’s first Environmental Studies program graduates

Congratulations to Brittany Cavazos (Martel '16) and Emmy Funk (Will Rice '16) for being the first students to graduate with Rice University's new Environmental Studies minor.
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Student News

Eat, drink and be chemists

Rice University chemistry students and Houston restaurant Underbelly collaborated to find a better way to preserve produce that would otherwise be wasted.
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Rice students share ideas for improving mobility in Houston

Martel college students win the MobilityHouston Policy Competition by proposing a more integrated alternative transportation system in Houston.
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Sterile Box offers safer surgeries

Rice University students created a solar powered sterilization station for surgical instruments that can help minimize risk of infections to patients around the world.
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Teaching and Research News

Grassland to gasland: How Texas ranches could help offset climate change

Big oil companies are partnering with cattle ranchers to offset the greenhouse gases produced by refining and burning oil.
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Sweet technique finds cause of sour oil and gas

Rice researchers in Pedro Alvarez’s lab find that the use of biocides in oil and gas drilling operations wastes money and creates an unnecessary environmental burden.
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Nano power: a new boost for solar?

Rice University researchers found a more effective way of harvesting sunlight for energy through the use of tiny light-activated gold nanoparticles.
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