A piece on Canada’s reprehensible, colonial history and the realities still being faced by Indigenous communities today

Sitting in my room, scrolling through story after story containing calls to action and recent news of the unmarked graves of residential school students on Instagram, I came to a halt.

I was overwhelmed by a deep feeling of shame, on my part and thousands of others across Canada; on…


Present-day nuclear power, its future, and the truth behind it all

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘nuclear’? If your mind conjured up images of bombs, radioactive waste, Chernobyl, or some other fear-striking thought, you are not alone.

I think it’s fair to say that most people either have strong opinions or mixed…


An overview of thermoelectricity, materials, devices and the challenges ahead

It’s Saturday morning. And as a new baker, you’re delighted when you see an order for a 100 themed cookies, even though it has the label SAME-DAY ORDER.

You know it’ll be a task but you love the job, so you accept the challenge. Hours upon hours are spent mixing…


A short, right-to-the point overview

Materials that allow electric current to flow through easily are called conductors. Materials that do not allow electric current to flow well are insulators. And in between those two, with a fitting name, are semiconductors.

They can either be crystalline (meaning they have an orderly atomic structure) or amorphous (meaning…


With help from Enginzyme

Globally, the production of chemicals accounts for 7% of all industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Before 2050, the industry needs to cut its own emissions by half, while at the same time quadrupling production to meet growing demand.

When I first learned of this, I thought “Hmm. Guess those science experiments…


🗒️ Lessons I learned over the summer

After taking a seat and jotting a few notes on what I’d learned during the past few months, I found that there was value in these short but practical lessons.

So, I thought I’d share. Free of fluff and unnecessary explanation (however, feel free to leave a comment if you’d…


The limitations of bioplastics and how a certain company is overcoming them 👀

The plastic crisis. We’ve all heard of it. And whether it’s while throwing out the cup that your Activia yogurt came in, buying that plastic water bottle that you just had to in the airport, or watching a video of a turtle get stuck in the plastic rings of a…


To improve the feasibility of algae-product commercialization

For the past couple of months, I’ve been fascinated by microalgae. And I’m not the only one.

Every day, millions of researchers around the world conduct new studies and experiments on microalgae in the hopes of getting a step closer to commercialization; be it for microalgae-derived biofuels, vitamins, beauty products…


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join a fireside chat (hosted by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society) with Kevin Ryan, who is an investor and one of the biggest early-day internet entrepreneurs.

He is best known for founding several businesses like Mongo DB, Gilt Groupe, Zola, Nomad Health…


2020 was the warmest year in history. And it goes without saying that this is a big deal.

Every tenth of a degree closer we get to reaching the “tipping point” of 1.5 …

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