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More than 100 undergraduates explored new perspectives on environmental topics through 2021 HMEI summer internships

September 30, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton senior Demetra Yancopoulos could not get the words of the late oceanographer John Martin out of her mind after hearing them during a lecture last fall by Princeton geosciences professor Satish Myneni: “Give me half a tanker of iron,…

2021 Hack Graduate Award recipients take on water issues from bacterial gels to plant diversity in arid climates

June 15, 2021 ・ Morgan Kelly

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) has selected 11 Princeton University graduate students as 2021 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment. The awardees are Avery Agles, Tairan An, Shashank Anand, Jianshu…

Carbon-chomping soil bacteria may pose hidden climate risk

January 27, 2021 ・ Molly Sharlach

Much of the Earth’s carbon is trapped in soil, and scientists have assumed that potential climate-warming compounds would safely stay there for centuries. But Princeton research supported by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) shows that carbon molecules can potentially…

Princeton ENV students receive Udall Scholarships to study Native American, environmental issues

April 24, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Two Princeton University environmental studies students are among only 13 college sophomores nationwide to be named 2020 Udall Scholars by the Udall Foundation. Scholars receive up to $7,000 and are selected based on their leadership, public service, academic excellence, and…

PEI awards $1.01 million in Water and the Environment Grand Challenge projects

October 1, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The ecological impacts of extreme weather, a national “climate park” in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and engineered nanoparticles that target groundwater pollutants are among the 13 projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Water and…

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

April 23, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

PEI’s Climate and Energy Challenges program has funded five new projects totaling $515,000 to study our changing climate and environment

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

March 13, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ian Bourg has received a five-year NSF CAREER award to study the hydrology and mechanics of fine-grained soils and sedimentary rocks.

In ‘The Environmental Nexus,’ students explore the many paths to saving the planet

May 31, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

The new course “Environmental Nexus” approaches the environmental crisis from multiple perspectives to prepare students for the future effects of the global environmental crisis .

PEI Awards $840,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Water and the Environment

June 13, 2016 ・ Molly Sharlach for the Princeton Environmental Institute

The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a total of $840,000 to support seven original research projects which will become the nucleus of a new Grand Challenges cooperative focused on environmental issues associated with physical, chemical, and biological aspects of oceans…