News and Upcoming Events
This January, two WE2ST Scholars, Michelle and Micaela Pedrazas (along with their teammates) presented their product, known as Airband,at the Mines Innovation Challenge. Airband is a wearable air-quality monitor that utilizes special sensors to detect the levels and presence of hazardous air pollutants. Newmont Mining Corporation has selected their team to receive $2,000 to further develop and refine their ideas!
They will then move forward to present their project prototypes on March 21-24 at the 118th National Western Mining Conference, competing with nine other teams. Final judging will be on April 20th when finalists will give a 10-minute pitch to a panel who will evaluate the team and quality of their innovation. A total of $30,000 in cash prizes will be presented to the top three teams!
WE2ST wishes them luck withthe upcoming competitions!
WE2ST Guest Speaker
"The Road to Sustainability: Regulations in a Difficult Oil and Gas Economy"
Check out the new WE2ST Fall 2015 Newsletter!
John McCray was part of an expert panel for Water and Energy: Enabling and Modeling Sustainability in the Nexus.
Hosted by the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston, TX.
Check out the website for the new NSF RET program, WE2NG!