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Día Internacional de la Mujer 2011.

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Día de la Niñez 2011 con nuestras socias y socios de San Lorenzo Tepaltitlán, Toluca, Estado de México.

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“Yo Me Declaro Defensor” de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos

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Entrega de Reconocimiento al Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto por su apoyo como gobernador a los grupos vulnerables de nuestra Asociación.

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Thelma Dorantes Autora y Actriz principal de la obra de Teatro \\\\

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Premio Nacional del Trabajo 2012.

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Cambridge IGCSE® First Language English (0500) – Introductory Training | Istanbul, Turkey

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Michelson Hall laboratory named in memory of USC Viterbi executive vice dean

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John O’Brien, executive vice dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, came to USC in 1997. (Photo/Brian Morri, 211 Photography)

A state-of-the-art engineering lab inside USC’s new Michelson Hall has been named in honor of John O’Brien, the executive vice dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering who died unexpectedly in March.

The John D. O’Brien Nanofabrication Lab was dedicated Nov. 9 and is part of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. O’Brien shepherded the project from initial conception to construction, collaborating with administrators and faculty across departments and schools to design the state-of-the art facility.

“No dedication during my time at USC has ever meant more to me personally than the John D. O’Brien Nanofabrication Lab, which will keep a lasting memory of John’s intellect, passion and vision,” said USC Viterbi Dean Yannis C. Yortsos.

O’Brien’s sister, Marcy O’Brien, said her brother wanted to help others have the opportunities and the tools to be the best they could be.

“He was excited to have this new facility so that the best scientists and engineers could excel and collaborate at USC,” she said.

The lab is expected to be fully operational in 2018.


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USC Annenberg launches Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has launched the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a research and advocacy think tank focused on increasing diversity on screen, behind the camera and in music.

The initiative, announced Nov. 16, will be led by Stacy L. Smith and builds on the success of her groundbreaking Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative.

“Our new name reflects our continued and unwavering commitment to championing inclusion in all forms — including but not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, LGBT, disability and now mental health — across the media industry at a time when the climate makes it clear that our solutions are more needed now than ever,” Smith said.

“We are eager for companies and individuals to work with us to understand where there are glaring inequities and determine how best to solve them.”

In addition to a new name, the initiative announced the formation of an advisory board including leaders from top entertainment companies such as The Walt Disney Co., NBC, Sony Pictures and HBO, as well as notable foundations.


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MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

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Members of the MIT community who passed through the Stata Center courtyard last week likely found it hard not to notice the Lamborghini parked there as if it were visiting from the future. The car’s name — Terzo Millenio — says it all. Terzo Millenio is an automobile prototype for the third millennium, and its unique ability to deliver high peak power and regenerate kinetic energy, all while ensuring the ability to release and harvest electric power, can be attributed to the work of MIT associate professor of chemistry Mircea Dinca.

The Terzo Millenio aims to be self-healing and electric — concepts that today seem about as far-fetched as the hovercrafts in “Back to the Future II”’s imagining of 2015. However, in reality, this technology is as attainable as it is visionary.

“The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sport vehicle,” says Dinca. “We look forward to teaming up with their engineers and work on this exciting project.”

Lamborghini is relying on MIT to make its cars of the future operate on electricity, while maintaining the aesthetic standards and high-powered mechanical elements that make operating these luxurious sports cars so thrilling for those who drive them. In October 2016, Automobili Lamborghini began a three-year partnership with MIT that will grant Lamborghini exclusive rights to emerging research related to battery storage and materials science.

Lamborghini’s mission for this partnership is to “rewrite the rules on super sports cars” by addressing energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion systems, visionary design, and “emotion.” By incorporating research from Dinca and John Hart, associate professor of mechanical engineering, who will investigate new carbon fiber and composite materials that could enable the complete body of the car to somehow be used as a battery system, the hope is that this ambitious, visually stunning prototype will become a reality.

“We are thrilled to combine our expertise in advanced materials and manufacturing with the vision and support of Automobili Lamborghini, and to realize new concepts that will shape the future of transportation,” says Hart.

The concept of revolutionizing the Lamborghini of the future is an exciting one; not only will this collaboration undoubtedly lead to new technologies in the fields of the energy accumulation systems, materials science, and manufacturing, but MIT students will have the opportunity to perform research at Automobili Lamborghini. The sustained contact forged between MIT and Lamborghini carries the potential for groundbreaking revelations.


A year of many firsts for the MIT Energy Hackathon

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Over the first weekend of November, the lobby of MIT’s Vannevar Bush Building served as the site for many introductions, brainstorming sessions, and, ultimately, innovation. Participants from all over the world traveled to Cambridge to compete in the three-day annual MIT Energy Hackathon.

In previous years the competition, which challenges competitors to address real-life issues in the worldwide energy sector, drew in 20 or so teams. This year, the number of teams effectively doubled, and a group of approximately 50 high school students from China competed as well.

The sharp and global rise in participants reflects well on the efforts of the organization that planned the event: the MIT Energy Club. The student group aims to generate conversations about the world’s current energy challenges and holds various events and meetings throughout the academic year.

“This is quite a unique type of hackathon,” said Akshat Agarwal, co-director of the hackathon and graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “In most types of hackathons, you sort of just turn up and come up with an idea. In the energy industry, it’s way too complicated to do that.”

In an effort to ease the complication and to facilitate direct involvement in energy issues, the organizers solicited problem statements from nine companies. The companies which submitted problem statements included McKinsey and Company, Pioneer Natural Resources, The Energy Authority, Shell, Purpose Energy, General Motors, Cimetrics, Customer First Renewables, and the NESEA Building Energy Conference.

After the event’s opening remarks in Huntington Hall, the problem statements were presented in succession by company representatives to an eager crowd of 300-plus. Following each presentation, a brief chatter could be heard amongst the crowd, indicating a competitive contemplation.

After all the challenges were presented, participants headed down to Lobby 13 where they ate dinner, met other participants, and organized into teams. Company representatives stood by labeled easels and answered questions about their challenges.

“Most people come in without a team,” said Sarah Curtis, co-director of the event and junior studying chemical engineering. “If they congregate near the challenges they’re interested in, then they’ll find likeminded individuals they can connect with.”

Though the general design of the hackathon has remained similar over the years, this year’s event organizers — known as the Hackathon Team — incorporated new elements. Each new element was designed to enhance the hackathon experience for competitors and company representatives.

The first element: an algorithm to assign challenges to teams. After dinner and discussion, teams used an online portal to submit a list of the top four challenges they wished to address.

The new algorithm used the submitted data to make sure that no challenges were over- or underrepresented while also ensuring that as many teams as possible were assigned their first or second choice.

The algorithm “optimizes generally for happiness within those constraints,” said Curtis.

After the algorithm assigned challenges to teams the next morning, competitors set off to work all over the MIT campus. Most, however, stayed near Lobby 13. The Hackathon Team stayed in the lobby from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., fielding questions from participants and company representatives.

Some company representatives spoke with students as they worked. “It’s really exciting for me,” said Robert Trinnear, a representative from The Energy Authority. “When you see these young people on a Friday night … working away on these problems and getting this fresh perspective. It’s exciting for the future of this country.”

On the final day of the event, teams displayed their proposed strategies on e-poster boards — another first for the event. Teams gave two-minute presentations to 18 judges drawn in from the energy industry and MIT community.

Judges asked questions following the rapid presentations, and entered their evaluations onto tablets. The tabulated results were used to select nine final teams, which each presented their proposals to the entire audience of judges and participants in Huntington Hall.

The final nine teams learned of their selection live — only seconds before they gave their presentations to the audience. Similar to the setup of the e-poster session, teams gave two-minute presentations and answered questions from judges.

Each particular problem statement had its own winner, and the Hackathon also gave out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes to overall competition winners.

The team that won 1st place overall was the Electrons, which included college students from MIT, Mount Holyoke College, and Northeastern University, as well as a high school student from China. The team was awarded a $2,000 cash prize.

After the success of this year’s event, The Hackathon Team has high hopes for those who participated.

“I really hope that companies and students stay in touch,” said Agarwal. “The main success of the event is if they stay in touch.”

Agarwal added that he is excited for future years of the event.

“I might participate next year instead!” he said.


Show the flow

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When it comes to teaching, seeing is a key to believing, or at least understanding.

That’s is the guiding principle of a new class, 1.079 (Rock-on-a-Chip), dedicated to exploring multiphase flow in porous media.

“This course is an opportunity to teach this subject in a completely different way, by visualizing the physics of flow,” says instructor Ruben Juanes, the ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies.

Juanes introduced 1.079 in the spring of 2017, seeking to kick-start an energy resources track within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “The class plays a very nice role in the curriculum, filling a gap in a subject that is crucial to many energy technologies,” he says.

Flows in porous media come into play in a range of real-world applications, from oil and gas recovery and groundwater resource management to seismic activity mapping and energy storage technology. These flows are frequently multiphase, composed of gases, solids, and liquids in diverse mixes. For example, hydrocarbon reservoirs simultaneously host water, oil, and gas; and fuel cells feature a porous layer next to the cathode where water vapor may condense into liquid water.

However, the processes by which liquids and gases move underground often take place out of sight. Rainwater infiltrates soil, displacing air. Oil and water compete as they seep through rock reservoirs. It has been difficult to observe and capture in scientific detail what Juanes calls “the marvelous physics and chemistry of multiphase flows.” 

But recently, Juanes figured out a way of elucidating these subterranean processes. Employing 3-D printing and methods borrowed from the field of microfluidics, he created a multiphase flow laboratory on a chip. 

The device consists of a microfluidic flow cell patterned with vertical posts using soft lithography, sandwiched between two thin layers of a transparent polymer. When one fluid is introduced to displace another, the chip permits direct visualization of fundamental physical mechanisms at the scale of actual rock and soil pores. Juanes can now study in vivid close-up the critical properties and porous media conditions that hamper, or hasten, underground flows.

What Juanes calls a “new approach to an old problem” proves especially effective in the classroom.

“With transparent porous media, you can demonstrate the process of oil recovery, filtration of water, extraction of gases,” he says. “You can’t really understand these applications without knowledge of the physics, and here, an image is worth a thousand words.”

Lubna Barghouty SM ’17, whose graduate research focused on predicting the flow of oil from rock reservoirs containing both oil and water, calls 1.079 a “one-of-a-kind class.”

“I had been reading about the concepts and trying to imagine these phenomena, and finally I was able to see them,” she says.

Rafael Villamor Lora, a graduate student in civil engineering and geomechanics, is studying rock permeability and fluid flow inside rock fractures. He says he found that 1.079 offered “a unique approach to presenting very difficult physics, making it clear and understandable.”

Juanes divides class time between lectures focused on theory and labs that brought theory to life, a mix that students found both intellectually challenging and practical.  

“I love experimenting and doing things hands-on,” says Omar Al-Dajani SM ’16, a petroleum engineer for Saudi Aramco now pursuing a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering. But sometimes his experiments failed. “It was amazing how Professor Juanes could change a few things on the fly so the experiment would run successfully,” he says. “He goes through derivations, formulates problems in a very elegant way, and comes up with the right solution for whatever problem comes up in the lab.”

Barghouty says she was anxious when she initially discovered that she would be responsible for fabricating her own lab tools.

“We did whole experiments from A to Z, including cutting sheets of acrylic glass with lasers and using 3-D printers to etch pores in these chips,” she says. “I am now confident that I have the skills necessary for experimental work and that I can apply those skills to other kinds of research.”

Lab-on-a-chip experiments that required hours of preparation might take mere moments to run. One experiment demonstrated the power of capillary forces. After filling their microfluidic chips with a fluid, students flipped them 180 degrees, expecting the fluid to flow down in response to gravity. 

“In my cell, the fluid hung, and my jaw dropped,” recalls Al-Dajani. Surface tension made the fluid stick to the many tiny posts inside the chip, fabricated to simulate rock pores. When he added a drop of soap, suddenly the surface tension disappeared and the fluid dropped. “We saw the physics in action, the competition between gravity and capillary forces, which also takes place inside oil reservoirs,” he says.

Several labs featured Juanes’s research pursuits. “I asked students to change the wettability of the microfluidic cell and to look at displacement of multiphase flow under different wetting conditions,” says Juanes. Understanding and altering wettability — a measure of a substance’s attraction to or repulsion of water — is essential to fluid extraction applications. 

“There are ways wettability could be modulated to recover more oil and gas in existing reservoirs,” Juanes notes. “There is a big margin for improvement in both fracking and conventional drilling.”

While he hopes to drive home the real-world applications of laboratory work, Juanes intends for the class to accomplish a broader pedagogical goal. 

“When you perform an experiment not knowing the outcome, you are forced to make sense of what happens, especially something unexpected,” he says. “Moments like these captivate your attention, really allowing you to dig deep and giving you a better understanding of physics at play.”

The Rock-on-a-Chip class was developed with funding from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. It will be an elective for the energy studies minor starting in 2018. 

This article appears in the Autumn 2017 issue of Energy Futures, the magazine of the MIT Energy Initiative.


Engineering a brighter future

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Ian Schneider has spent much of his academic career thinking about renewable energy and where it sits in the larger picture of social and financial infrastructures. His interest began during his undergraduate days at Dartmouth College, where he studied engineering. In the course of his studies, he found himself digging into the question of how to make renewable energy viable — not just from an engineering perspective, but also from an economic one.

The variability in clean energy supplies, which frequently come from unpredictable sources like the wind and sun, makes them particularly tricky to plug into traditional pricing and distribution models. However, understanding that the power grid is impacted as much by the workings of financial markets as it is by functions of energy supply, Schneider began exploring research questions about the interaction between the two.

These kinds of questions, with strong engineering and economic components, drew him to MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) for his graduate research in the fall of 2014. It also made him a natural fit, two years later, for the new PhD program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) offered by MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). Schneider became one of just 17 candidates admitted to the inaugural class of the SES program, which began in the fall of 2016.

To understand Schneider’s current research, it’s important to first know a bit about how energy is traded. Typically, the electricity sent to our homes on a day-to-day basis is treated as a commodity that is bought and sold in wholesale energy markets, then resold to consumers at retail prices. However, the wholesale market model is not designed with grid stability in mind. In the energy market, unpredictable gaps between supply and demand are problematic, leading to unsteady power provision.

To avoid this, grid operators have begun to use markets that trade in future energy availability, called capacity markets. In capacity markets a bid and auction system is used to compensate suppliers in the present for energy they commit to providing in the future. The aim is to ensure, by incentivizing investment in facilities and equipment well in advance of needing it, that the power supplied to the grid will always meet the demand. This kind of stability is important for maintaining reliable infrastructure, and becomes especially important during peak demand periods, when an overloaded grid could fail and, in the worst case, create a ripple effect of power outages throughout a region.

Conventional capacity markets, which are designed to accommodate the steady power supplies that come from traditional sources such as coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuels, require a great deal of reliable prediction to work well­ — an approach that falters when renewable energy is added to the mix.

“Suppliers of wind and solar power have an uncertain source of energy — which means the amount of energy they produce varies at any given time,” Schneider explains. “Some might say this means they have no capacity value: Since you can’t trust the electricity to be available at any given time, the supplier shouldn’t be able to earn money in a capacity market. Others might disagree, arguing that the supplier’s bid can sufficiently account for the likelihood that it will operate at certain hours, as well as the costs if there isn’t any wind or solar energy available.”

The solution to this prediction problem lies in how the market is structured. This is where Schneider’s research comes into play.

His work focuses on market design and optimization. Using tools from game theory, economics, and probability, he examines and develops market mechanisms that account for underlying uncertainties in energy availability. This helps him to develop a nuanced and realistic understanding of the ways changes in the market’s design — the rules by which it operates — influence the behaviors of its participants, and to get a sense of the features most critical to their choices. The hope is to build efficiency into the system, because in a market that can manage uncertainty well, both traditional and renewable generators become better bidders, neither overpromising nor underestimating what they can give to the grid operators and at what price. This in turn makes it easier for operators to figure out whether it’s worth it to accept a bidder’s offer, ultimately moving the market toward self­-regulation.

While Schneider’s overarching goal is to make it easier for electricity markets to accommodate the uncertainty of renewable energy, he also hopes that market improvements can open up space for innovation that will further ease the integration of renewable resources. For instance, improvements to market design could encourage innovative companies to harness demand flexibility, a means of incentivizing consumers to shift their energy use to periods when electricity is less expensive or more renewable energy is available.

Ultimately, the aim is for Schneider’s work to inform the policy makers and regulators who drive the grid’s mechanics.

“It would be amazing if we could give step-by-step guidelines about how the market should be run,” he says. “But the more likely outcome is that we explain the key drivers of value and risk in this market. If we use the underlying mathematical features, and assume that both buyers and sellers are trying to make as much money as they can, we can help identify the features that will give us the greatest understanding of how market design impacts grid efficiency and reliability.”

For Schneider, who is supervised by Professor Munther Dahleh and Principal Research Scientist Mardavij Roozbehani, LIDS is the perfect place to study these questions, especially because of the diversity of research happening at the lab. He calls it an exciting place to work, and a great place to learn. 

“We have the same sort of tools and language for how we do things, but we’re working on extremely different problems,” he says. “People at LIDS really understand the mathematical foundations of optimization and statistics, and there’s support and knowledge here for using these tools to tackle big societal problems.”

It is these big problems, Schneider says, that will keep him working for years to come, engineering a cleaner, brighter future.