ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] Science Foundation Director France Córdova to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute April 10Cordova, Culberson and Jackson Lee to discuss Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center April 11HOUSTON – (April 5, 2017) – France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will discuss the foundation’s “10 Big Ideas” that emerged from a national science planning effort, many of which cut across disciplinary boundaries and require novel methods and approaches, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 10.This event is part of the Baker Institute Civic Scientist Lecture Series organized by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and the Rorschach Lecture Series organized by Rice’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. The event is sponsored in conjunction with Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. It is free and open to the public but registration is required.On April 11, Córdova will continue her visit to the Rice campus by meeting with U.S. Reps. John Culberson, R-Texas, and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, to discuss NSF’s engineering research centers, including Rice’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Systems project. NEWT’s goal is to develop compact, mobile, off-grid water-treatment systems that can provide clean water to millions of people who lack it and make U.S. energy production more sustainable and cost-effective.Córdova, Culberson and Jackson Lee will observe a demonstration of one of NEWT’s desalination technologies that operates exclusively on solar power and tour Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen to view undergraduate engineering projects. These events begin at 2:30 p.m. in Rice’s Brockman Hall for Physics, Room 101, 6100 Main St. Media interested in attending must RSVP to [email protected]: France Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation since 2014. A physicist, she is president emerita of Purdue University, where she served as president from 2007 to 2012.What: An event titled “Ten Big Ideas: Realizing NSF’s Vision for Future Research and Discovery.”When: Monday, April 10, 6:30-8 p.m. A reception will be at 6.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The NSF’s long-standing relationship with the science and engineering community has generated a continuous stream of leading-edge ideas that have produced discoveries, inventions and approaches, according to event organizers. With input from this community in mind, the NSF launched an extensive planning exercise to identify ideas for investment to ensure that future generations will reap the benefits of fundamental scientific research. This effort resulted in the “10 Big Ideas” in 2016.The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1864. A live webcast will be available at the event page.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG3833.jpg” alt=”last_img” />
This past weekend, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin Women’s hockey team (28-4-0, 18-4 WCHA) traveled up to Duluth, Minnesota where they took on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (13-15-2, 9-11-2) in their second meeting of the season. Both teams played hard and showed their talents, but the Badgers were able to sweep their opponent for the second weekend in a row.In their matchup Friday, the Badgers took a commanding lead early, going up 4–0 after just two periods with two goals from Emily Clark and one from both Annie Pankowski and Presley Norby.The Badgers were relentless offensively, taking 44 shots on goal opposed to the Bulldogs mere 20.Clark led the way offensively for the Badgers, setting the tone by scoring the opening goal just under four minutes into the game. She continued to assert her offensive dominance later in the second period with another goal, making this her third game of the season scoring more than one goal.Men’s hockey: A look back at Mark Johnson’s legendary careerThousands of Wisconsin fans packed the Kohl Center last Saturday night as the University of Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team was Read…The Bulldogs responded with a goal of their own to start off the third period but it proved to be too late as the Badgers were able to take game one decisively, winning 6–1 with third period Badger goals coming from Sophie Shirley and Sam Cogan.In the second game of the weekend, the Badgers showed that there is more to hockey than just offense. Wisconsin’s defense, led by goalie Kristen Campbell, seemed virtually unstoppable.Campbell recorded her seventh shutout on the season and racked up 24 saves while her teammates attacked the Bulldogs relentlessly. The Badgers had 28 more shots on goal than the Bulldogs, extending their margin from the previous game.After a scoreless first, the Badgers were able to take the lead by scoring two goals in the second period — coming from Alexis Mauermann and Clark.Men’s hockey: Badger seek late season momentum to raise Big Ten tournament rankingWith only four games remaining, the University of Wisconsin Men’s hockey team’s (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Big Ten) 2018-19 regular season is Read…The game ended with the Badgers defeating the Bulldogs 3–0 — the third goal coming from Cogan.Wisconsin left Duluth with a clean sweep of both the weekend and of this season’s matchups against the Bulldogs.With the Badgers’ wins over the Bulldogs, they were able to move past the Minnesota Gophers in the conference standings and are now back on top of the WCHA. Wisconsin has also reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the nation with just one series left to play before the WCHA tournament. The Badgers will play their last regular season series at home next weekend against the No. 10 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday’s game time is at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s is at 3 p.m.Wisconsin will look to extend the win streak to seven as they head into the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Watch the game on BTN plus or listen live on 100.9 FM, Badger Radio Network.
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