State, feds team up with Dartmouth on water survey
June 7, 2014 | Concord Monitor
Dartmouth is helping NH find out how many people test and treat their wells and see if there are obstacles to testing that can be overcome.
Arctic sea ice polluted with microplastics
May 30, 2014 | CBC
Rachel Obbard, a materials scientist at Dartmouth in New Hamphire, discovered that Arctic sea ice was contaminated with microplastics by accident.
How So Much Plastic Got Into the Frozen Arctic Sea
May 30, 2014 | BloombergBusinessweek
Rachel Obbard, a Dartmouth engineering professor who studies polar ice and materials science, was shocked to find that Arctic sea ice contains large quantities of plastic and synthetic particles.
Obama says sports concussions need more attention
May 28, 2014 | The Washington Post
Adjunct engineering professor Richard Greenwald Th'88 comments on President Obama's call for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in young athletes.
Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped in Arctic Ice
May 22, 2014 | Science
Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard has found plastic debris trapped in Arctic sea ice. As the ice melts, it could release a flood of floating plastic onto the world.
Nearly All of Greenland’s Surface Melted Overnight in 2012—Here’s Why
May 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Magazine
A Thayer School-led study shows that high temperatures and black carbon from forest fires and fossil fuels combined to push the huge ice sheet over the edge.
Study: Climate Change, Fires Melted Greenland Ice Surface
May 19, 2014 | Dartmouth Now
The study, conducted by Thayer School of Engineering and the Desert Research Institute, is reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The May 2 ceremony marked the first time the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) awarded its Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education at the institution being honored rather than in Washington, D.C.
Boosted by grants, researchers study arsenic testing in wells
May 13, 2014 | The Dartmouth
Engineering professor Mark Borsuk and the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program received a grant from the NH Department of Environmental Services to explore the reasons many do not test wells for arsenic.
Dartmouth Celebrates Environmental Activists
May 13, 2014 | Dartmouth Now
At the 3rd Annual Sustainability Awards, Jack Wilson, professor of studio art and of engineering, received the faculty award and engineering major Morgan Curtis '14 received the student award.