2022 - Keynote, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks: A Non-traditional Journey thru Energy, Electronics, and STEM - Oral Presentation
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Having been born and raised in Panama, I often witnessed how many communities at risk struggled to obtain clean water and electricity. I vividly remember how the “El Niño” climate pattern brought a lot of drought to the country back in 2003. The drought was so severe that the government had to make the tough decision to either restrict electricity or provide drinkable water to the nation. It is a no-brainer that the latter was the better alternative to keep. Amid adversity, I saw many opportunities and became interested in learning more about sustainable energy processes and clean water filtering technologies. I decided to major in chemistry, and as part of my thesis work, I investigated how the water quality in lakes and rivers was affected by massive maritime transport through the Panama Canal. My training in materials and physical chemistry has led me to develop fundamental research insights that could enable high-performing and low-cost solar cells and energy storage devices that could one day be deployable to communities at risk in different parts of the world. Through my science journey, I have been empowered to instill in my students the gift of utilizing their unlimited talent to solve some of our global energy challenges. This is a video of the presentation, "A Non-traditional Journey thru Energy, Electronics, and STEM" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/CdbxiMhNT4E
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