Trillions of Tiny Plastic Pieces Reside in Arctic Ice
August 19, 2014 | Scientific American
Dartmouth engineering professor Rachel Obbard found that sea ice contains up to 240 microplastic particles per cubic meter—as much as 2,000 times the density of the particles in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Students Awarded Dartmouth Engineering Fellowships
July 11, 2014
Dartmouth engineering students James Kennedy '14 and Albert Kim '14 we awarded fellowships that will support their research in environmental engineering and biomaterials.
50,000 N.H. Wells At Risk Of High Arsenic, Negative Health Impacts
June 19, 2014 | NHPR
Dartmouth just received a $13 million dollar grant to support its research into the health impacts of arsenic in NH wells.
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.
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.
Liliana Ma ’14: On Research and Thinking Outside the Box
May 21, 2014 | Dartmouth Now
Liliana Ma ’14 seeks balance in her own life through a double major in biomedical engineering and music.
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.
Greenland’s Disappearing Glaciers—A Tale of Fire and Ice
May 19, 2014 | NOVA
A story on Greenland's melting glaciers mentions work by several Dartmouth engineers including Chris Polashenski '07 Th'07, Zoe Courville Th'03, '07, and engineering PhD candidates Kaitlin Keegan and Carolyn Stwertka.