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PEI Urban Grand Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects

January 17, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers, and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September…

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

April 2, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

The project “Urban Tap Water and Human Health” funded by PEI’s Urban Grand Challenges program combines science with community service

PEI Awards $374,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, Mentorship, and Service focused on Urban Sustainability

February 7, 2017 ・ Joanna M. Foster ’08 for the Princeton Environmental Institute

Princeton Environmental Institute has announced awards totaling $374,000 to support five faculty research projects as part of the Urban Grand Challenge – one of several long term research cooperatives that comprise its Grand Challenges program.  With the majority of the…

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap

February 9, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

We consider a new source of racial disparities in test scores: African American students’ disproportionate exposure to environmental toxins, and, in particular, lead. Using a unique individual-level dataset of children’s preschool lead levels linked with future educational outcomes for children…

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Faculty Experts From Diverse Fields Explore Impact of Climate Change on Children

June 27, 2016 ・ Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications

The negative effects of climate change on the world’s children and possible responses brought together two Princeton researchers from very different fields.