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Participants in the 2020 Solar Decathlon Announced
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the collegiate teams that will be competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. Student participants work during a two-year period to design and build complete, functional houses that are powered by renewable energy and demonstrate creative solutions to current issues in the industry. Winners will be selected in the summer of 2020 in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
UNLV was one of just 11 universities worldwide chosen to compete in the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The international contest challenges university student teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are energy-efficient, affordable and attractive.
Brookings expert: Light rail would be an antidote to sprawl, LA-like commutes
For Southern Nevada residents who may be on the fence about whether to support development of light rail, the Brookings Institution’s Adie Tomer offered some compelling food for thought during a visit to UNLV this week.
Administration seeks to fund religious foster-care groups that reject LGBTQ parents
President Trump made religious leaders a contentious promise at this week’s National Prayer Breakfast: Faith-based adoption agencies that won’t work with same-sex couples would still be able to get federal funding to “help vulnerable children find their forever families while following their deeply held beliefs.”