ESW at UCI is all about engaging students to become active participants in sustainability. We have several projects underway where UCI students of all backgrounds work together to showcase their talents and work towards sustainability in different ways.
Airborne Wind Energy
The Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) seeks to create a cheaper, easier to produce, and more efficient method of harnessing energy.
Digital Waste Bins
The Digital Waste Bins encourage proper sorting of waste. Screens show both what goes in each bin as well as the footprint created by that waste.
The Electric Bike project is making a stationary bike that will capture energy to store it for future use such as phone charging.
The Piezoelectric Mat project is working to create mats that replace walkways to turn pedestrian movement into stored energy.
Through the Water Nozzle Project, an attachment is being designed to be added to the sinks and faucets around campus to reduce flow rates and reduce the amount of wasted water.