Breaks Away: Jenny Hampton

At the Energy Materials Center (EMC2) at Cornell University last year as a visiting scientist, Dr. Jenny Hampton went back home in a way to help discover new energy materials and methodology. Hampton’s sabbatical research reminds us that other Earth-abundant materials – such as sodium or potassium – have the potential to help with energy usage and storage, too.

Breaks Away: Jonathan Peterson

Whether in the field at the Michigan-based AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies (AIES), or in a lab at the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), or in the classroom of a Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) interdisciplinary program, Dr. Jonathan Peterson spent much of his year-long sabbatical being fully convinced of this: things in life are interesting and important to the degree that they relate to other things.

Breaks Away: Graham Peaslee

On a scale of sedentary to prolific, the yearlong sabbatical work of Dr. Graham Peaslee, the Elmer E. Hartgerink Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, can be only best described as super-productive. If there were ever such a thing as a barometer for breaks away, Peaslee crushed it.

Lights, camera… faculty

Had you walked into Dr. Ken Brown’s lab early yesterday morning, you would have been witness to this scene: Dr. Brown on camera, enthusiastically sharing his experience as an A. Paul Schaap Research Fellow. It is always great to hear our faculty express such passion for their work (whether they’re on camera or not!). Every day, that […]

Breaks Away: Tom Bultman

Sheep in New Zealand have a friend in Dr. Tom Bultman. And Dr. Bultman, professor of biology, was happy to oblige the massive, wooly industry that is valuable in a country where sheep outnumber humans by about 10-to-1.