Kirsten Agla – SPDI and Spanish
"I chose Spanish because I like the language and it will be very useful in the future, when looking for jobs and such and I picked SPDI because I really like the sustainability piece. I’m really into design and art so combining those two seemed like the best option.”
Interdisciplinary Research Teams Study Biodiesel
In every obvious way, biodiesel is a much more environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum diesel. However, KSC Environmental Studies researchers have found that there's a difference in the chemical composition of biodiesel and diesel exhaust particulates. An NIH-funded study drawing in student researchers from Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics is determining whether or not those biodiesel particulates present a health risk.
Building Healthcare in Rwanda
Thanks to the efforts and support of a number of campus and community groups, several events will take place on campus and in Keene in early November to raise awareness of health and human rights issues in Rwanda and support building a health clinic there.