University of Texas at Austin

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Announcing the 2023–2024 JUMP Into STEM Challenge Winners

The 2023–2024 JUMP into STEM Challenge Winners include nine teams of college students with diverse backgrounds and academic majors exploring solutions toward an equitable clean energy future through building science. Now in its sixth year, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have utilized this competition to provide hands-on … [continued]

PepsiCo, UT Austin, ISS, Healthcare Systems Pledge to Serve Planet-Saving “Cool Food”

World Resources Institute today announced that PepsiCo, the University of Texas at Austin Housing and Dining, ISS World Services A/S and healthcare organizations Providence and the Mount Sinai Health System have committed to serve more climate-friendly food through its Cool Food Pledge — a growing movement of workplaces, hotels, universities, hospitals and … [continued]

Scientists Develop Stable Sodium Battery Technology

Sodium metal anode resists dendrite formation Originally published by National Science Foundation Replacing lithium and cobalt in lithium-ion batteries would result in a more environmentally and socially conscious technology, scientists say. Toward that end, University of Texas at Austin researchers, funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation, have developed a sodium-based … [continued]