Media Watch

Poseidon's environmental plan doesn't halt criticism of proposed desalination plant

Daily Pilot -
Sunny Jiang, chairwoman of UC Irvine’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, said the plan shows Poseidon is working toward making the plant more environmentally sustainable.
U.S. News & World Report

10 Colleges With the Most Applications

U.S. News & World Report -
Many colleges have large applicant pools. But some schools have enough applicants to fill a football stadium, making the admissions process feel as stressful as trying to win a homecoming game.
Orange County Business Journal

UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant

Orange County Business Journal -
University of California-Irvine said today the National Science Foundation awarded $8 million to a UCI-led consortium to develop a system that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

UC Irvine hosts aerospace expo

Daily Pilot -
UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering hosted an Aerospace Symposium and Expo on Thursday afternoon at the campus.
The Washington Post

Hurricane Harvey shows how we underestimate flooding risks in coastal cities, scientists say

The Washington Post -
“Always when there is a hurricane, you have compounding effects of ocean flooding — surge — and terrestrial flooding,” said Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor of hydrology and remote sensing at the University of California at Irvine.
E&E News

5 questions and answers about climate change and Harvey

E&E News -
The threat to low-lying coastal areas, such as Houston, from both rising sea levels and terrestrial flooding will only increase as the climate warms, said Amir AghaKouchak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

In Latest Hyperloop Design Competition, a Need for Speed

KQED News -
Design teams from all over the globe gathered near Los Angeles over the weekend for an unusual competition. The prize was a claim to nerd fame: Who can design the fastest Hyperloop pod in the world?
CBS Los Angeles

Students Compete To Design Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

CBS Los Angeles -
“We actually designed, prototyped and built these air levitation skis ourselves,” said Arwa Tizani, UC Irvine team captain. Tizani just graduated with a civil engineering major and is doing her masters at UC Irvine as well in mechanical and aerospace engineering. “I love this. This project has changed my life,” said Tizani.

Desalting seawater:the costs and benefits of bringing water.

PBS SoCal -
Some say it is the best solution to finding a drought proof source of water for California, others say it is an environmental disaster for our beloved beaches.
Voice of America

Study: Heat Waves in India Hit Urban Poor Hardest

Voice of America -
Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine who co-authored the study, said they found that even small variations in temperature are causing the change.