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.
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.
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 received a $93,000 grant to determine how often well owners in NH test their drinking water and what factors keep those owners from testing more often.
Dartmouth Students Strike It Big With NSF Fellowships
April 22, 2014 | Dartmouth Now
Alden Claire Adolph and Molly Grear ’11 will use their NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to continue their studies in engineering.