Graduation Day!

August 10, 2013

Looking Back – A (Lengthy) Reflection on Five Years in Academia

I’m done with academia, and I’m starting a new chapter in my life. In this first part of a two-part blog posting, I’d like to take some time to reflect on my experiences at Cornell over the last five years. Continue reading

CUSD Students get Ready to Depart

November 6, 2012

I’m Travelling Across the Country. On a Bus!

Cornell University Sustainable Design and the US Green Building Council have partnered up to organize a cross-country bus tour. The tour started at Cornell University and will end at the International GreenBuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California. Along the way, I, along with other CUSD members and college students from around the country will be teaching K-12 students about the importance of sustainable design. Continue reading

SRF Rendering

February 23, 2012
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CUSD’s Sustainability Research Facility Renderings

Cornell University Sustainable Design has recently completed renders of our proposed on-campus interdisciplinary sustainability research facility. Now, we’re working hard to make these renders into reality! Continue reading

Planting at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

November 14, 2011
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Return to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Last weekend, I returned to NY City again to visit the Brooklyn Children’s Museum with some other volunteers from Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD). This was our second time visiting the museum; I last visited in April to teach kids about … Continue reading

CUSD Sustainability Research Facility Logo

September 16, 2011
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Interview in the Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell University Sustainable Design, the student design-build initiative that I lead, was recently featured in Cornell’s Daily Sun newspaper. I spoke with a sun writer about the lofty goals that we have for our Sustainability Research Facility (SRF) project. Head … Continue reading

Building Gumdrop Buildings at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

April 26, 2011
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Inspiring Kids at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

I hope all of you celebrated Earth Day this past Friday! Last week was Earth Week at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York City, and I headed down there for 3 days with other members of Cornell University’s Sustainable … Continue reading

Figure 2: Energy Capture Using Piezoelectric Leaves (Credit: Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab)

March 20, 2011

Confronting Energy Demand Using Renewables

This is a cross-post from the original post that I made on my element14 Blog on 3/20/2011 In my last blog post I talked about how we can define sustainability, and the broader implications of “going green” that often go … Continue reading

Global Energy Consumption

March 14, 2011

Can Sustainability be Defined?

This is a cross-post from the original post that I made on my element14 Blog on 3/14/2011 Sustainability is a loaded topic. Nobody really knows what it means – there are definitions, ideas, and opinions, but as far as I … Continue reading