US News article: “The Southwest is Swallowing Texas”

February 8, 2016

A new article came out in U.S. News & World Report entitled “The Southwest is Swallowing Texas: As grass gives way to desert across the Lone Star State, the nation’s fastest growing cities may be left high and dry.”  The article…

Kappe Lecturer 2015

September 22, 2015

ESI Director Jay Banner was selected as the 2015 Kappe Lecturer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.  This prestigious lectureship was endowed in 1989 to “share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s environmental engineers and scientists”…


Earth Day Texas Sponsors 97th Hot Science – Cool Talks event

September 1, 2015

A big thank you to Earth Day Texas for being a Hot Science – Cool Talks event sponsor! The title of the most recent talk was “If It’s Unsustainable, Why Does It Feel So Good?”, a panel discussion on human behavior…

Welcome to ESI’s New EVS Coordinator, Sarah McKay!

September 1, 2015

Though a native Texan, Sarah chose to go to college and grad school out of state at the University of Missouri (Mizzou-RAH!). She finished her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2010, and moved to Austin to start academic advising shortly after. Since…