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Solar farm is up and running

UC Davis dedicates solar farm that's providing 14 percent of the campus's electricity and cutting our carbon footprint by 9 percent

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Paris climate talk experts

The UC Davis scientists below can provide expert comment on the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), held Nov. 30-Dec. 11 in Paris. They can present a localized view of the global talks. Except where noted, these experts will be in California during the conference. Lew Fulton,…

UC Davis, SunPower dedicate University of California’s largest campus solar power plant

Photo: solar panels in foreground with UC Davis water tower and Mondavi Center in the background

University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, and SunPower representatives today (Nov. 20) are dedicating the university’s newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant. The new plant, which UC Davis estimates will generate 14 percent of the electricity the campus needs,…

Chemwiki is a free alternative to costly textbooks

"ChemWiki" is a free online alternative to costly textbooks. Since March 2014, the wiki, created by UC Davis chemistry professor Delmar Larsen, has saved students over $1.5 million when used as an assigned text in courses at 10 different institutions, including UC Davis. The site attracts over 5.5…

Teaching math and science with robots

Using robotics to change how math, science and STEM subjects are taught is the aim of the Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at UC Davis. Founded in 2010 by Harry Cheng, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, the center’s programs are in use in about 200 middle and…