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Capital Climate Initiative Open House [Event]

2 May

The George Washington University Honors Program would like to cordially invite you to the open house of the Capital Climate Initiative. On May 3rd, from 10:30 am to noon, the students will be presenting their special topic final presentations on different aspects of Climate Change at the Honors Club Room. The purpose of our endeavor is to raise awareness and educate the local community on climate change and an individual’s impact on the global community. Topics will range from Climate Science to Sustainable Technology and Behavior, and you will have the opportunity to view, first-hand, what we have accomplished this year: our website (http://wiki.chem.gwu.edu/CapitalClimateInitiative/), and two versions of our CO2 sensors. (A standalone sensor that communicates with our website and a second, held within a miniature Washington Monument, that also indicates to local users the concentration visually.)

We welcome questions regarding the technology used, the measurements themselves, and the climate science context of the results.

Climate Science Open House [Event]

10 Dec

Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 11) from 2:15pm-3:45pm Prof. Houston Miller’s UHP Science Proseminar Course will be presenting a progress report on their efforts to develop a technology platform for Climate Science Engagement at GW.

In addition, students will present “mini posters” on a research topic of their choosing.

The event wil be in Corcoran 207 ( A Physics Scale-up room).

You’re invited to check it out!  Here’s why you should go:

1) Science is cool.
2) You might find you want to transfer into a section next semester.
3) Your fellow UHPers are counting on your feedback for their grades!  And, you’re a good person, so you’ll check it out.

Because science is awesome.

Because science is awesome.

Prof. Miller and Rio Hart Present UHP Course at Conference

9 Nov

Most students spend their time taking classes, having fun and participating in extracurriculars. It takes a certain type of young adult to spend their free time researching algae as a source of biofuel. But that’s just what junior Rio Hart did during his freshman year–and beyond.

When the University Honors Program freshmen entered Professor Houston Miller’s science classroom on the first day, they were in for a surprise. Rather than the usual introduction or high school review, students were thrown into a business scenario. They pitched their idea to an investor (in this case, Professor Miller) and then began troubleshooting their plans. Continue reading

Real Climate GW Hosts Open House Friday, April 20

17 Apr

On Friday, April 20, Real Climate GW will host an open house from 3:00- 5:00 in the University Honors Program Clubhouse at 714 21st St. The event will showcase their achievements in making climate change real on The George Washington University campus and in the Foggy Bottom community.

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Ch-ch-ch-changes in climate

17 Apr

Join RealClimateGW this Friday from 3-5pm  in the UHP Club Room as they display the project they have been working on in Houston Miller’s class all year.

The students in this Scientific Reasoning and Discovery class have built a Carbon Dioxide Sensor post to display real time data of the carbon dioxide concentration in the air around the GW campus. The sensor will also have an interactive screen for visitors of the post to learn more about climate change and its significance.

Come on out from 3 to 5pm to explore the reality that is climate change!