Sossina Haile knows the heat of the sun can be used to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy that can be stored in a fuel cell. She's such a believer in the technology that she once brought her point home by drinking, on camera, the tailpipe emissions from a fuel-cell car. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and currently teaching materials science and chemical engineering at California Institute of Technology, Haile brings her Fulbright and Humboldt Scholar award-winning messages about sustainable energy to IU Bloomington's Whittenberger Auditorium for a public lecture Thursday.
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Two new teaching awards related to sustainability and environmental literacy -- the Sustainability Course Development Fellowships and the Sustainability and Environmental Literacy Leadership Award -- have been awarded to IU Bloomington faculty by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.