The world has an ever-increasing appetite for information. The use of smartphones, laptops, tablets and their accompanying hardware and software have placed high demands on our energy grids, which have in turn led to an increase in CO₂ emissions. Researchers estimate that unless changes are soon implemented, the technology sector will have a carbon footprint greater than that of the global aviation industry by the year 2020.
The Lower Pecos Canyonlands, on the northeast edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, holds the key to understanding the region's early history. At the site of this Texas treasure, Dr. Stephen L. Black and his crew of undergraduate and graduate students are meticulously uncovering centuries-old information about the conditions that shaped this region.
When Jacobs secured its $1.9 billion dollar primary contract with NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), it turned to Texas State. As an emerging research institution with diverse technological capabilities, the university was Jacobs' top choice for ongoing, design-specific development activities.