See Our Research Assistant Intro Series on Ryan Redhead

Ryan Redhead
EESL Research Assistant City Tech, CUNY

I’m Ryan Redhead, a research assistant at the Energy and Environmental Simulation Laboratory (EESL). I am a Mechanical Engineering major at New York City College of Technology and I am interested in turning waste to energy. What I can bring to the group, in particular, will come in the form of knowledge in Mechanical Engineering. This research seems particularly interesting to me since so much waste is produced by people. This waste is taking up space and not being utilized in the world to its full potential. To me, waste seems like an abundant untapped resource. If we can find a way to harness energy from waste, the possibilities would be endless. I am excited to learn more about research in general and the topic of turning waste into energy.

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.

EESL Senior Research Assistant Deepakie Singh Sodhi gave a presentation on making a safer, sustainable society

Following a deep discussion about gun violence in the U.S and a series of mass shootings that have taken place between 1983 -2012 totaling 78, some key take aways are:

What does the literature tell us?

  • Failures in mental health system
  • Sentimentalization of violence – popularity of gun violence and gun rights advocates in United States

What can we do to make a change?

  • Reforms mental health system needed
  • Tell full stories (media) and sensationalize armed citizens not just shooting rampages!

Professor Nakamura had a presentation in the 149th Laws and Regulations Workshop at JETRO New York

Professor Nakamura had a presentation on Security Technology and Gun Regulations in a Laws and Regulations Workshop (former Workshop on Environmental issues and regulations) at The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York. 

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