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Dean John Bear
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The recent devastation along the Gulf Coast reminds us of how the supply and cost of energy affect our lives. It is gratifying to know that many faculty members and students at the University of Houston have long been working on solutions to the world’s most critical energy-related problems. It is to those faculty and students that we dedicate this issue of Momentum.
The Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program (M-OSRP) and Center for Applied Geosciences and Energy (CAGE) are collaborating with numerous institutions and industry to solve priority problems in the realm of energy exploration. In addition, The Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH) and the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) are focused on the investigation and development of alternative energy solutions, ranging from superconductor technology to thin film solid oxide fuel cells.
NSM is educating students to become the energy researchers of the future. Unfortunately, the reality is that financial considerations often deter capable students from their career paths. Through the wishes of a respected former colleague, Dr. John C. Butler, and the generosity of those who supported his vision, more geosciences students can now pursue their dreams.
Sincerely,
John L. Bear
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