General Motors will demonstrate the HydroGen3 fuel cell vehicle at RIT.
When: February 21st, 2006.
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Formal Presentation: 4:00 pm
Where: Erdle Commons, Building 9.
(Location may change, please check the website for updates.)
GM HydroGen3 marks an important Milestone along the way to fitting passenger cars with an environmentally friendly, alternative fuel system. The propulsion is provided by a fuel cell.
Liquid hydrogen powers the fuel cell stack, which supplies electricity to
a battery, powering the vehicle and emitting only clean water.
For more information on General Motor's Fuel Cell vehicles, visit their website at: GM - GMability Advanced Technology: Fuel Cell Fact Sheets
Developing countries have poor water quality, that can cause an number of health problems. Children and elderly are the most susceptible to these problems. The WHO says that roughly 1.7 million children die due to contaminated water supplies. Current technologies for the purification of water are either too expensive or very inefficient for the use in third world countries.
It was proposed to build a inexpensive UV Tube that will be donated to families or communities that will use it to produce adequate drinking water. The UV rays or Ultra Violet rays after an adequate exposure to the water will eliminate most if not all the microorganisms in the water. Studies are being conducted in the University of California Berkeley.
Sarah Brownell graduated in 1998 from RIT in Mechanical Engineering. She later Obtained a Masters in Environmental Engineering at the University of California Berkeley, where she started the ESW chapter in Berkeley. She has participated in several ESW events, and developed UV Tubes with case studies in Haiti and Mexico.
For pictures of this events please check the gallery here.
Sick of just sitting around talking about important issues? Hereís a chance to become a part of an organization thatís about DOING, not TALKING. Learn about what sustainability is and what we can do to ensure the future of our Earth. Hear about local volunteer work, projects in developing countries, and campus sustainability initiatives that you can be a part of!
Join us at either of our first Mini-Expoís:
in the SAUís Clark C Room
in the Industrial Engineering Atrium in Kate Gleason
We are traveling to Austin, Texas for the 2005 ESW conference. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin October 5-9, 2005. Hundreds of speakers will present talks, sessions, and workshops on issues of sustainability in relation to the four conference tracks of environment, business, technology, and education. Confirmed keynote speakers include Hunter Lovins, Sergio Palleroni, Walter Weber, Jr., Akhtar Badshah, Albina Ruiz, and Solange Montillaud-Joyel.
For more information on the conference click here.
RIT's chapter of ESW is volunteering every Friday to help out in ST. Joseph's House of Hospitality.
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality serves lunch daily, operates a men's emergency shelter, gives out clean men's clothes, provides a shower, and makes available a local phone. Holds a weekly ecumenical service on Tuesdays; and advocates for those who are homeless or on the brink of being there.
The group is helping out in anyway we can, including: cooking, organizing clothes and stored goods, painting, and maintenance.
We plan to start conducting long term projects such as energy efficiency improvements for the shelter.
For more information on St. Josephs House of Hospitality.
Members of the P3 group have established the chapter for the ESW in RIT.
Graduate Courses for Fall and Spring
Graduate courses in Sustainable Design (790) and Life Cycle Assessment (791) are being offered in the fall and spring quarters.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department is very pleased and proud to
announce that a team of engineering students have received an EPA P3 Award
(P3 - People, Prosperity, and the Planet) for their Multidisciplinary Design