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UW–Madison junior Tyler Slade is researching environmentally friendly techniques to produce both nano-scale silicon and metal silicides. These materials have a variety of technological applications including electronics, batteries, waste-to-heat power generation (thermoelectrics), and solar cells. Slade and his research team developed a method to produce metal silicides at a lower temperature and in fewer steps.
Attracting vendors to the South Madison Farmers’ Market
Environmental studies students Jasmine Badredine, Alex Schwartz, Maikou Vang, Molly Gallagher, Wally Graeber and Bridget Callaghan did community-based research to determine how to attract more vendors to the South Madison Farmers’ Market. Their work was part of a service learning capstone course taught by UW–Madison professor Alfonso Morales and PhD student Dadit Hidayat.
Drop, fizz, drink
UW–Madison sophomore Aaron Conradt and junior Nick Anderson are working to design a cube that naturally carbonates, flavors, and possibly cools a glass or bottle of water. The slogan for the project is “drop, fizz, drink – easy as 1, 2, 3.” The small cube would substantially reduce waste generated by single-serving bottled beverages. They are planning to submit their design to the Agricultural Innovation Prize competition.