Nida Sajid is a chemical engineering student at Ryerson University and communications director for the CSChE’s student chapter on that campus.

“As a final year chemical engineering student, my involvement with the CIC began by starting the CSChE student chapter. I strongly believe in the power of communicating ideas through different forms and writing with the Energy Division has given me the opportunity to merge my passion for communication and my chemical engineering knowledge to showcase emerging technologies in the industry.”

The darker reality behind the brighter alternative


For decades, solar panels have been the solution we have all been looking for. Harvesting sunlight and converting it into usable power should be a harmless and notably sustainable energy solution for future generations. That perception makes it easy, however, to overlook the complete life cycle of a solar panel system is often overlooked. Solar...