Kyri Baker receives the Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Sept. 13, 2023

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker received the Provost Faculty Achievement Award. This university-wide award recognizes the work and promise of pre-tenured faculty.

The Washington Post: You don't have to run your air conditioner 24 hours a day. Here's what to do.

July 10, 2023

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CBS: Can the US rely on the electric grid? Some lawmakers say time is running out

June 2, 2023

"We have areas that are producing too much solar or too much wind at certain points, and we just don’t have not enough load or demand to use it," said Assistant Professor Kyri Baker. "So if we install more lines to pipe that power where it needs to go, the the grid’s just going to become more efficient."

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker in the early morning light leaning against her Tesla, which is parked between two windmills.

New York Times: Do You Even Decarbonize, Bro?

April 22, 2023

Assistant Professor Kyri Baker is a member of ‘Decarb Bros,’ a loose affiliation of mostly young researchers, climate tech workers and policymakers who believe the best way to combat climate change is to ditch the gloom of earlier environmentalism and focus on what new technology can do.

PBS: Can Green Energy Make The Grid SAFER?

April 1, 2023

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The Washington Post: Your stove is the first appliance to get a battery, but not the last

March 28, 2023

In this Washington Post article, Assistant Professor Kyri Baker says appliances with batteries will be a "game changer," able to stash energy at home for when it's needed while building the grid’s capacity to absorb clean, excess energy.

Kyri Baker in 5280 Magazine: How to Electrify Your Home, Lessen Your Carbon Footprint & Save Money

Feb. 13, 2023

Kyri Baker and Cresten Mansfeldt selected to the 2023 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort

Dec. 14, 2022

Cresten Mansfeldt Kyri Baker Assistant Professor Kyri Baker and Assistant Professor Cresten Mansfeldt , both of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, have been selected to the 2023 Research and Innovation Office Faculty Fellows cohort. The program supports faculty in achieving their research and innovation goals and promotes collaboration through tailored...

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Assistant Professor Kyri Baker addresses power outages caused by vandalism of electrical substations in North Carolina

Dec. 7, 2022

In an interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kyri Baker, an assistant professor of engineering, said she's not surprised people are starting to understand the vulnerability of the nation's power infrastructure, most of which she said was built above ground to maximize efficiency and accessibility. “People didn’t really think about domestic terrorism being a threat to these substations," Baker said.

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PhD student talks air conditioning debate with Pueblo NBC-TV

Sept. 8, 2022

Aisling Pigott is featured in a news piece on air conditioning use with KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Pueblo/Colorado Springs. Pigott is co-author of a new column in The Conversation exploring an age old question -- does turning the air conditioning off when you’re not home actually save energy? Written...