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.
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.
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!
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 Modular Engineering and Architecture. This time, we re-purposed soda bottles into planters[…]
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 over to the daily sun site, and give it a[…]
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 Design Team to teach kids about ways they could be[…]
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 unexplored. As I stressed in that post, devising new, more[…]
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 can tell, there is no single way to identify what[…]