Outreach Activities

STORE Partners with Rio Grande Valley Science Assocation and GirlTalk for "Energy and You in the 21st Century" Workshop

In partnership with the Rio Grande Valley Science Association and GirlTalk, STORE provided curriculum and instruction for an energy workshop for incoming 6th- to 8th-grade girls from the Rio Grande Valley area as part of the organization's Engaging Girls in Science Camp, June 6-9, 2011.


STORE at the Austin Forum

Dr. Tip Meckel, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Put It Back: Geologic Sequestration for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

March 1, 2011 at the Austin Forum

In this talk, Dr. Tip Meckel discusses one of the promising but little known options to reduce atmospheric emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Oxidation (by burning) of carbon stored in fossil fuels—coal, oil, gas—has transferred more than 250 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere since 1800. Changes in atmospheric concentration of CO2 show that the rates of emission exceed the rates of uptake, resulting in increases of atmospheric CO2. Fossil fuel reserves and rapidly growing global energy demand suggest that continuation of “business as usual” will result in rapidly increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. A variety of risks ranging from increased average temperature to decreased pH of ocean surface water are predicted from this change.


Explore UT 2010

The University of Texas at Austin hosted its 11th annual Explore UT, a day of events, performances, exhibits, lectures and  activities for the entire family. More than 50,000 K-12 students flooded the 40 Acres at the 11th annual Explore UT event.