Category: Colorado

INSTITUTE ON GLOBAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION – Kathleen Hancock 11/10/2021

INSTITUTE ON GLOBAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION – Kathleen Hancock

UC San Diego Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation features Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Kathleen Hancock in their Alumni Confidential.  Kathleen Hancock, an associate professor of political science at the Colorado School of Mines and expert in the politics of renewable energy, talks about the unexpected allies leading efforts to transition to renewable energy in the U.S., gives advice to young scholars, and explains why she thinks it’s possible to be both a scholar and an activitist. Kathleen was a dissertation fellow with IGCC in 1996–97.  November 10, 2021.

Colorado Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration Task Force to host virtual public engagement session 10/29/2021

Colorado Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration Task Force to host virtual public engagement session

Payne Institute Program Manager Laura Singer is hosting a virtual public engagement session on November 3 to review draft recommendations that address the role carbon capture could have in meeting Colorado’s climate goals.  Launched in March, the CCUS Task Force comprises members that represent government, industry, academic and nonprofit groups in Colorado. The group is developing a list of recommendations that include an inventory of existing carbon capture initiatives and a literature review as well as opportunities, resources, issues to consider and environmental justice impacts. Public input is a critical component of the recommendations development process.  October 29, 2021.  

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members 10/18/2021

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

Payne Institute Fellow Dr. Jay Lemery has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  October 18, 2021.

Solar-powered steel mill blazes trail for green energy transition 10/11/2021

Solar-powered steel mill blazes trail for green energy transition

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian contributes to this article about how a plant threatened with closure in a Colorado town is hiring again after switching to renewables.  For its developers the project is a shining example of the energy transition.  October 11, 2021.

SUNSETTING CARBON 10/8/2021

SUNSETTING CARBON

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Manika Prasad contributed to this article about how ambitious projects to capture CO2 or cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel energy are being eyed in Colorado to save an industry and planet from ruin.  October 8, 2021.

Colorado Can Do Better: Trashy Highways Getting Worse 10/7/2021

‘Colorado Can Do Better’: Trashy Highways Getting Worse

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Mike McGuirk is featured on this video on the trash and debris piling up along Colorado highways and interstates. McGuirk discusses the long-term implications of trash piling up on the shoulders, medians and off ramps of Colorado highways.  October 7, 2021.

Mines professor part of team using supercomputing, big data to answer seismology’s biggest questions 10/7/2021

Mines professor part of team using supercomputing, big data to answer seismology’s biggest questions

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ebru Bozdag is one of the five principal investigators of a $3.2 million NSF research project over four years that will unite seismic data analysis and modeling with supercomputing power to answer some of the biggest questions about Earth’s seismic activity, interior, and dynamics. October 7, 2021.

National Science Foundation Invests $75 Million In Five New Data Science Institutes 10/4/2021

National Science Foundation Invests $75 Million In Five New Data Science Institutes

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Eric Toberer has been named as a lead of an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution Institutes.  The institutes will bring together researchers and engineers in data science to develop and apply new technologies in several areas of science spanning biology, physics, neuroscience, geophysics, and climate change.  October 4, 2021.