Kristin is in her fourth year of mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. Besides participating in the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Education Program, she has also studied abroad at the University of Sydney and is pursuing the Segal Design Institute’s Certificate in Engineering Design. She enjoys many forms of writing, including poetry, and loves the outdoors. As part of her efforts to help others become more environmentally aware, Kristin is a member of the Northwestern solar car team.
Content by Kristin Landry
Construction equipment consumes a vast amount of energy, but that’s not the only thing to worry about. Manufacturing the building materials and then transporting them to the building site to be in
Northwestern researchers have created a new material by putting nanocrystals of rock salt (SrTe) into lead telluride (PbTe). The new semiconductor can more efficiently turn heat energy into electr
We’ve all heard about the polar bears. Melting Artic sea ice is causing dropping success in polar bear reproduction. A loss of sea ice cover would mean polar bear extinction. Nevertheless, polar
Google is investing in a wind-energy project that will create thousands of jobs as well as thousands of megawatts of electricity. Spanning the offshore region from New Jersey to Virginia, the proj