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Combining science and service: Studying lead contamination in Trenton, N.J.

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Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

The project "Urban Tap Water and Human Health" led by Princeton University professors John Higgins and Janet Currie combines science with community service. Funded by PEI's Urban Grand Challenges program, the initiative aims to measure the level and source of lead contamination in Trenton homes, then eventually see how those data correlate with childhood health and development. Meanwhile, students work with the Trenton-based nonprofit organization Isles Inc. to help provide free lead-contamination testing for Trenton residents.

Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D ‘virtual tour’ through rock

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:15pm

With an industrial grinder and a super-high-resolution camera, PEI associated faculty Adam Maloof, a Princeton associate professor of geosciences, and graduate student Akshay Mehra can deconstruct rock samples and create three-dimensional digital versions that scientists can look at from any angle. In addition, they have developed software that allows the computer to segment images and isolate objects without human bias.

Amilcare Porporato, 10 associated faculty join PEI

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:15am

The Princeton Environmental Institute has added core faculty member Amilcare Porporato, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and 10 associated faculty to its roster of researchers and educators whose work focuses on or relates to the environment.

Interactions Between Climate and Regional Air Quality in the U.S.

Interactions Between Climate and Regional Air Quality in the U.S.: How Changing Climate May Affect Smog and How Cleaning Up Smog May Affect Climate
Loretta J. Mickley  - Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Princeton Researchers Assist in Kenya’s Grevy’s Zebra Census

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:15pm

LAIKIPIA, Kenya (CNN) — In the rolling green hills of Kenya’s Rift Valley, the search is on for one of the rarest of all zebras, the elusive Grevy’s zebra.

It’s one of Kenya’s most critically endangered species, and scientists want to know just how many remain.

They’re doing it by looking at their stripes.

Every zebra’s stripes are unique, it turns out: a natural bar code. Now with new technology, scientists can read them like a bar code as well.

Bonnie Bassler elected to the American Philosophical Society

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Friday, April 27, 2012 (All day)

Daniel Sigman named co-recipient of 2012 EAG Award

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Friday, January 20, 2012 (All day)

PEI Gives Climate and Energy Research at Princeton a $1.1 Million Boost

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Monday, October 17, 2011 (All day)

In the Open Ocean, Eukaryotes Matter!

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Monday, September 26, 2011 (All day)