Reflections: Water Re-Use Project

Check out an ESRI Story Map about my project here: Water Reuse In Norman, OK Story Map My research this summer focused on public perceptions and acceptance of water reuse in Norman, Oklahoma. I was interested in doing a psychological study on disgust and acceptance of recycled water. In Norman, city officials are planning for…

Every College Graduate’s Worst Fear

 Four years is the typical time frame for a college student. In that time, you go from a teenager to an adult faster than you can say “graduation.” Currently, I’m at the halfway point. Two years down and two years to go.   Take, for example, a student studying biology, they are going to med school after graduation,…

Cactus Curiosity and Innovative Solutions to Old Petro-Problems

When I started college in the Fall of 2017, I was the type of environmental sustainability student who came into my classes thinking the world of oil and gas was entirely evil and the only way to save the planet was to destroy the biggest polluting corporations and replace them with renewable energy sources. Now,…

How Solar Energy is Creating Thousands of Jobs in Africa

As the world shifts to ideals of conservation and preservation, a shift must also occur in the way we harness energy, as well as the way we make money from it. Markets are becoming more friendly to renewable energy all over the world, and many see it as an opportunity to avoid the instability of…

The Beauty Industry is not as Green as You Think

Walking through stores in this day in age is much different than it was ten years ago. We see beauty products being labeled with terminology such as ‘green’, ‘organic’, and ‘clean’. The majority of consumers fail to know that there is no legislation that is regulating the uses of these words when advertised to describe…