Kristin Landry

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

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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

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The British car Inspiration team set the record for land speed of a steam-powered vehicle in 2009.  Nevertheless,

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Though federal regulation may not come out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s study on hydraulic fracturing techniques, the blueprints for it are almost ready. 

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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

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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

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Lyon, France introduced its shared bicycle system in 2005.  Dubbed Velo’v, the system features onboard comput

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Though the original idea wasn’t to build a house out of a plane, The Wing House is constructed from a

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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

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Recycling rare earth metals is one of Japan’s growing endeavors looking forward. Kosaka, Japan, used to mine copper and coal.