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  • Prof. Elisabeth Moyer joined NewsNation to discuss oil independence

    March 30, 2022

    Oil prices are set by the global market, so they will go up regardless of the U.S. supply of oil, according to climate expert Elisabeth Moyer.

    She says the issue with the Keystone pipeline is that when it was envisioned in 2008, we really needed it. However, now, the United States is a net exporter of oil.

    “We were willing to suffer a lot of potential environmental harm to have oil which was seen as a strategic national interest because U.S. production was declining.”

    “It’s a prehistoric idea, the keystone pipeline. We’re arguing over something that’s just not relevant to modern conditions,” Moyer added.

    Check out the full video here!

  • Xike (Nicole) Nie wins “Science as Art” contest

    March 29, 2022

    Graduate student alum Xike (Nicole) Nie, who is now a postdoctoral researcher at Caltech, has won the inaugural University of Chicago "Science as Art" contest for her entry, "Chondrules in Meteorites #5". Congratulations Xike!

  • Congratulations Dr. Podowski!

    March 17, 2022

    Justin Podowski successfully defended his thesis titled “Unraveling microbial contributions to nitrogen and carbon cycling in the Laurentian Great Lakes.” Justin’s committee was Maureen Coleman (primary advisor), Jacob Waldbauer, David Jablonski, and Catherine Pfister (Department of Ecology and Evolution).

    What's next for Dr. Podowski? At Argonne, he will be working as a Data Scientist. His projects will focus on soil microbial communities and their response to radiation and chemical contaminants. Congrats again!