Author Archives: Patrice Prosper

EESL Members blogging for the environment

Team members Xaio Lin and Patrice Prosper are actively contributing to the ClimateYou blog run Abby Luby.

Student articles on this site range from topics food waste to technologically nuances but all have the common focus of Climate Change.

Xiao writes about on China’s water scarcity in the following article.

  

Patrice writes on “fast fashion” impacts on the environmental.

All students are welcome to submit articles related to climate change for publishing on CimateYou.

Email your content for review by the Climateyou editing team at climateyou@gmail.com.

EESL workshop: “What does being a researcher/engineer/scientist/designer mean to you?”

Professor Nakamura engages his STEAM researchers in a thought provoking  topic on “What does being a scientist mean to you?”.

EESL members worked on posters, sincerely answering the set of questions:

  1. What do you think the ideal researcher/engineer/scientist/designer would be?
  2. Do you have an idea for enforcing our leadership; being a self-starter?
  3. What are you research goals?/ Updates on prior goals?

    

What does the City Tech community think it means to be a  researcher/engineer/scientist/designer?

Leave a reply below.

 

EESL at the Semi-Annual CUNY Undergraduate Poster Presentation: participants Bryan Ortiz, Xiao Lin, and Patrice Prosper

Congratulations EESL members on Bryan Ortiz, Xiao Lin, and Patrice Prosper!

                    

They completed semester long  research projects,  among 129 City Tech participants.

                  

Their design and technology are a demonstration of EESL’s core values in Energy and Environmental conscious research, sustainability and  living.

                     

      

 

Research Presentation: Testing Subway Air Quality Using Sensor Technology by Laurent Elysee

EESL celebrates the end of  the Fall 2018  semester with another great research topic :

Research Assistant Laurent Elysee presents the “Subway Air Quality” data collected  via sensor technology.

Throughout the semester Tu Nguyen, Laurent Elysee and Patrice Prosper conducted research; collecting data using programmed Arduino sensor tech on NYC subway platforms.

The  “Real Time Airborne Particle Emissions” research project was headed by Tu Nguyen who also severed as lead for “The NSF 2026 Idea Machine” research grant application.

 

 

Research Presentation: “Anaerobic Indoor Composter” by Xiao Lin

This Fall 2018 semester Xiao Lin has been hard at work, designing an Anaerobic Indoor Composter for household mix organic disposal.

We are all proud of Xiao’s successful research!

    

The technology is sophisticated and requires the use of EESL’s sensor technology.

The composter design is being entered in the “CUNY-I-CORPS”, a precursor to the “NSF Regional I-Corps” program, to find a potential commercial market segment.

      

Research (inquiry and investigation) during Winter Break 2019

EESL’s winter break was filled with inquiry and investigation.

What if our technology could be brought to a commercial audience?

We joined CUNY-I-CORPS and presented our tech:
presentation intro tech

Then we tested our hypothesis by interviewing a few market segments:

farmers market

Finally we presented our results:

Xiao and Patrice at podium  ecosystem diagram

Do we have a viable product?

Join our next event and find out.

See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Thalyia Thompson

 

Thalyia Thompson
EESL Research Assistant City Tech, CUNY

I’m Thalyia Thompson a research assistant at the Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL). I’m a mechanical engineering major and interested in finding ways for efficiently conserving energy. I feel as if a lot of our energy is being wasted because many people don’t know how much energy they’re actually using. If we really saw how much energy was being used then maybe it would influence us to tweak the way we live our daily lives. I hope to bring in ideas that I learn from my physics, mechanics and engineer drawing classes into my research here at EESL. I have never been apart of a research group so I’m extremely excited about learning how to collect and present data in a professional format.

See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Bryan Ortiz

 

Bryan Ortiz
EESL Research Assistant City Tech, CUNY

My name is Bryan Ortiz and I’m a mechanical engineering tech major. I joined the EESL to learn more on ways of making renewable and sustainable energy, and to learn how to perform research. I always had an affinity to help people with my engineering, and I felt that renewable energy was the way to go, since I love nature. However, my dream is to do engineering work in other countries as well, especially Japan or Hong Kong. I want to do that by researching and creating inventions to make the world more sustainable.