Article Archive

  • Published September 17, 2013

    Sam Malin is a development engineer working at Invenergy LLC, a developer, owner, and operator of wind, natural gas, and solar projects throughout the world. In his role, Sam coordinates with developers, landowners, consultants, and other stakeholders to design and implement commercial-scale wind and solar projects.

  • Published September 14, 2013

    This semester is the pilot of our WPSE Initiative classes, at Pitt and RIT. We're both three weeks in, thanks to our semester schedules aligning, and both classes are going swimmingly.

  • Published August 22, 2013

    As part of the new school year ESW National has put together a series of four skills webinars aimed at helping people do better projects. We know that ESW members have great intentions, and good technical backgrounds (and mentors). We want to make sure that anyone involved in a project has the opportunity to learn the 'soft' skills that can make things thrive.

  • Published August 21, 2013

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming regional conferences:

  • Published August 20, 2013

    Over the past three years, the ESW chapter at UC San Diego, in a partnership with a Thailand-based NGO, successfully designed and implemented a small-scale hydroelectric system that powers an ultraviolet water filter and an irrigation system for use in northern Thailand.

  • Published August 15, 2013

    The Kochia Chronicles, just released by Dr.

  • Published August 2, 2013

    ESW was recently approached by Open Source Ecology, a group that aims to make the machinery of life modular, low-cost, and open-source.

  • Published July 22, 2013

    One of the requests we keep getting from our alums and professional members is for a way to get more involved - or stay involved - in ESW. Thanks to the hard work of Erin Lennox over the past year, we're excited to say that there are three professional chapters in formation - one of which is already actively doing projects!

  • Published July 19, 2013

    We recently put out a planning survey to collect information on what people thought of current programs, what directions (Projects, Education, Community) we should focus on, and what specific programs our community was interested in. We got a total of 68 responses, which is much better than we've done in the past (though there's still lots of room to improve that in the future).

  • Published June 7, 2013

    As we head into summer, the ESW National Team is getting ready for our summer planning retreat in Mid-July. Leading up to this, we'd like to get community opinions on our current projects, where we should focus our efforts for the next year, and some potential new programs that we're mulling over - things like summer design/build workshops, professional mentorships, and more.

  • Published June 2, 2013

    After a few months of getting things in order, we're really quite excited to announce that our next organization-wide conference, in the spring of 2014, will be on April 10th-13th, and will be hosted by Northwestern University! Mark your calendars now - we'll have more information going forward, but I guarentee you'll want to attend. 

  • Published May 31, 2013

    A team of undergraduate students from ESW-UCSD researched, designed and built the Solar Slider to serve as a mobile solar charging station over the course of about two years. The station’s primary intended use is to act as a recharging station for UC San Diego’s Electric Utility Vehicle Fleet, numbering in at about 300 utility vehicles. 
  • Published May 23, 2013

  • Published May 22, 2013

    With the middle of May came the end of the first year of the LCA+U Projects, sponsored by Sustainable Minds.

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  • Published May 4, 2013

    In an effort to physically visit some of our chapters, our [relatively] new Executive Director, Alexander Dale, will be heading out from Pittsburgh and spending a week driving around the Midwester. I'll be visiting Iowa State, the University of St. Thomas, and Northwestern, and be spending time in Madison, Wi, an extra day in Chicago, and finishing up in Cincinatti for the ISSST conference.

  • Published May 3, 2013

    During Earth Week at the University at Buffalo, our ESW chapter unveiled a spruced up, new and improved version of their Solar Smoothie Cart, a PV powered food vending cart from which they sell smoothies and hot chocolate during the winter months. 

  • Published April 26, 2013

    A week ago, as is our wont at this time of the year, ESW attended the EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo, which is focused around their P3 Grant program - student sustainability research that affects people, the planet, and prosperity.

  • Published March 8, 2013

    NUSOS 2013