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PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am

Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.

PEI researchers among recipients of Dean for Research Innovation Funds

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Researchers in or associated with the Princeton Environmental Institute were among several Princeton University faculty members to be selected to receive 2018 Dean for Research Innovation Funds through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research. The funds are awarded annually to promising research in various subject areas and disciplines.

PEI-STEP fellow Ryan Edwards awarded fellowship to take geosciences to D.C.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:15am

Ryan EdwardsRyan Edwards, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering and PEI-STEP fellow, has received the 

PEI awards $515,000 to projects studying our changing climate and environment

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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:45pm

Birds and flowers out of sync, the integration of built and natural flood-control features, and frozen methane deep beneath the ocean are among the five projects recently funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute as part of its Climate and Energy Challenge program. Totaling $515,000, the newly awarded research projects will run from 2018 to 2020.

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching superpower

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:45am

Researchers in the lab of PEI associated faculty Peter Jaffe, professor of civil and environmental engineering, discovered a bacterium in a New Jersey wetland that has the surprising ability to degrade pollutants without using oxygen. This could offer a more efficient method for treating toxins in sewage.

Bourg receives NSF CAREER grant to study fine-grain soil hydrology, mechanics

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Ian Bourg, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, has received a five-year CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.

So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:30pm

New research describes the velocity of aerosols cast upward as bubbles on a liquid's surface burst. Above the ocean, these droplets transfer moisture, salt, and even toxins such as algae from water to air. Knowing the speed and height of aerosols applies to numerous areas of scientific and economic interest, including more accurate climate modeling or creating a perfect glass of champagne.

Princeton climate scientist Balaji selected for French climate initiative

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:30am

PEI associated faculty Venkatramani Balaji is one of 18 scientists worldwide selected to receive funding from the prestigious "Make Our Planet Great Again" climate initiative launched by French President Emmanuel Macron.