What do you Bring on a 2,000-km Self-Contained Bike Trip? Part 1, Clothing

The first key is to be very efficient in clothing selection and to pick light-weight, functional, multi-wear items — every pound, every ounce counts against you in rolling resistance for each of those 2000 km.  Here is my packing list: Two pairs of biking shoes with cleats (one as backup and as a different feel … More What do you Bring on a 2,000-km Self-Contained Bike Trip? Part 1, Clothing

Hot coffee and waste heat: An afternoon with Kathy Leifer

This Badger was in Wisconsin, not Hawaii nor Antarctica, while she completed her Sustainable Systems Engineering degree (though really, is there much of a difference, as far as the weather goes?). But she still has one heck of a story to tell. This is Kathy Leifer’s experience at UW-Madison. We sit in Colectivo during the … More Hot coffee and waste heat: An afternoon with Kathy Leifer

Some like it cold: How to get your Sustainability degree from UW while living in Antarctica

The students working closely with Professor Tinjum to develop Solar Para Niños are part of the Sustainable Systems Engineering (SSE) program through Engineering Professional Development at UW-Madison. They’re pretty cool people – as are many of the students who have gone through the program. Take Blaise Kuo Tiong, for example: he worked in a range of climates, … More Some like it cold: How to get your Sustainability degree from UW while living in Antarctica

A conversation with Carlos Velazquez at Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret

In May, Professor Tinjum visited Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret, the children’s shelter in Puerto Rico where solar panels will be installed as part of the Solar Para Niños project. He spoke with Carlos Velazquez, a member of the executive board, about the project and the state of the site. Have a listen!

Hurricane Maria Impacts to Energy Infrastructure and the Citizens of Puerto Rico

So very happy to be able to visit Puerto Rico in May, which was my first visit since Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage last September.  The purpose of the visit was three-fold:  (1) to visit the Hogar Albergue de Niños Jesus de Nazaret — the site of our distributed solar install project with Engineers without … More Hurricane Maria Impacts to Energy Infrastructure and the Citizens of Puerto Rico