Evan Thomas

Engineers deliver water filters, cookstoves to improve health in Rwanda

June 4, 2019

A large-scale program to deliver water filters and portable biomass-burning cookstoves to Rwandan homes reduced the prevalence of reported diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in children under 5 years old by 29% and 25%, respectively, according to new findings published today in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Prof. Shelly Miller

Prof. Shelly Miller's Interview on Fox 31

May 31, 2019

A study published this month mapped the parts of the country that have strong connections between traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma. Dr. Shelly Miller found the association was stronger for asthma-like symptoms in homes that were closer to major roadways.

Evan Thomas

Podcast: "Tangible impact in real terms" - Evan Thomas

May 23, 2019

Listen to Evan Thomas podcast as he talks about about his position as Mortenson Center director.

Prof. Marina Vance

Studies show how homes can pollute indoor air

May 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Nina Vance and her team examined emissions from cooking, cleaning, furniture and more. Using electronic monitoring equipment, they measured emissions inside a test kitchen at the Univeristy of Texas.

Shelly Miller

Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

May 13, 2019

Shelly Miller, mechanical and environmental engineering professor, led a study that found elevated carbon dioxide levels in classrooms after an hourlong class. Other researchers have linked high carbon dioxide levels to lower test scores. The New York Times reports on indoor air quality.

Nail Salon Research

Professor Lupita Montoya's Research Featured on Forbes

May 13, 2019

"Levels Of Some Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Nail Salons Higher Than In Auto Garages Says New Study" Victoria Forster's article on Professor Lupita Montoya's research.

Lupita Montoya

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

May 7, 2019

EVEN Professor Lupita Montoya just published a new study, which monitored volatile organic compound (VOC) levels in six Colorado nail salons and is among the first to illustrate the serious health risks prevalent in the industry, where technicians commonly work long hours and report symptoms such as headaches, respiratory difficulties and skin irritation.

Professor Rosario-Ortiz

Five questions for Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

May 3, 2019

Professor Fernando Rosario-Oritz interview: When natural disasters threaten water quality, environmental chemistry is key. Rosario-Ortiz currently serves as associate director of the Environmental Engineering (EVEN) Program, but on July 1, he will take the helm of the program.

Professor Angela Bielefeldt

Bielefeldt Becomes Second in College to be Named ASEE Fellow

April 25, 2019

Professor Angela Bielefeldt has been selected as a fellow by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Bielefeldt is only the second College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty member to be honored as an ASEE fellow, joining Jacquelyn Sullivan of Engineering Plus.

Professor Angela Bielefeldt

Professor Publishes Report on Professional Licensure Among Faculty

April 23, 2019

Professor Angela Bielefeldt, a registered PE, recently published a paper researching the presence of licensed faculty at institutions across the U.S. and their relationship with graduate licensure.

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