Tag «the»

QUT Earth Sciences student testimony, Michael

QUT Earth Sciences student testimony, Michael

MICHAEL: G’day, I’m Michael. I study a Bachelor of Science at QUT, majoring in Earth Science. To me, earth science is about history. It’s about looking at the past and reading rocks like a book. It’s a way for you to be able to go anywhere in the world, and if there’s an outcrop you …

Learning about Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica

Learning about Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica

Ahdi Mohammed ’13: This past spring, we went abroad to Costa Rica on the Mount Holyoke and Goucher program on sustainable development. We had a really amazing time. The professors are definitely life changing. They’re really inspirational. They’re so passionate. Learning is fun while you’re there. Cally Guasti ’13: A lot of our academics did …

Environmental Science Msc

Environmental Science Msc

Environment is probably the most important key issue of the 21st century. If you look around, you see a lot of waste, you find a lot of problems with water, global warming. And everybody agrees that we should do something. But obviously we need people who can act and who can decide what could be …

HOW to quit Sugar & Unhealthy Habits

HOW to quit Sugar & Unhealthy Habits

Almost everyone understand that Sugar isn’t particularly good for you and may feel guilty whenever having sweets or candy. This wasn’t always the case, sugar used to be advertised as just a source of quick energy, and even as a means for losing weight. “Mmm, another thing – the cold crisp taste of Coke is …

How Evolution works

How Evolution works

Mechanisms of evolution What is evolution? Evolution is the development of life on Earth. This is a process that began billions of years ago and is still continuing to this day. Evolution tells us how it was possible for the enormous diversity of life to develop. It shows us how primitive Protozoa could become the …

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff

Do you have one of these? I got a little obsessed with mine. In fact I got a little obsessed with all my stuff. Have you ever wondered where all the stuff we buy, comes from and where it goes when we throw it out? I couldn’t stop wondering about that. So I looked it …

How to Engineer a Water Crisis with Dean Chahim

How to Engineer a Water Crisis with Dean Chahim

In my dissertation research, I ask how it is that we come to believe that technology can solve our most pressing environmental crisis. And I look at what happens when that faith is perhaps a little bit misplaced. And I look at that through the context of Mexico City’s water prices. Mexico City, as some …

Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

[MUSIC PLAYING] GREGORY R. MILLER: Good evening, everybody. Welcome to the second presentation in the College of Engineering and University Alumni Association co-sponsored lecture series. And my name is Greg Miller. I’m the Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. And it’s kind of cool that all three lecturers are faculty in my department. And some …