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A Return to the Moon Is Crucial

nwelding • Date: June 16, 2016

A glimpse of what a "moon village" might look like, according to the European Space Agency. Image courtesy of ESA/Foster + Partners

It's not just a way station to Mars — it'sa way to build new industries. A return to the moon is crucial to the future of human space exploration — and not just for the experience it would give us in off-world living. Our satellite is also rich in resources ... A return to the moon could also inspire the next generation and advance technology just as Apollo did.

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Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape

nwelding • Date: June 15, 2016

Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind turbines that will both increase efficiencies and decrease energy costs.

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Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University

nwelding • Date: June 1, 2016

Moran Professor Ahsan Kareem receives recognition of his honorary professorship from Hongqi Tian, vice chair of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the National Engineering Laboratory at China's Central South University.

The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Ahsan Kareem has been appointed an honorary professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Christensen to Receive Larson Memorial Award

nwelding • Date: May 31, 2016

Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2016 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award.

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