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February 2016

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

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:30am

DEADLINE EXTENSION TO MARCH 25: New Applicants to the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) Program

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:15pm

PECSThe Faculty Board of Princeton Climate and Energy Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from talented and highly motivated graduate students throughout the University who are conducting research within the broad area of climate and energy. PECS is designed to enhance the graduate research experience by encouraging students to transcend the boundaries of their fields. PECS fosters a common intellectual adventure.

FACULTY AWARD: Carter, Celia Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

Princeton University engineering faculty members Emily Carter and Michael Celia, as well as three alumni, were among 80 researchers nationwide recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is one of the highest professional honors for U.S. engineers.

Q&A: Lead Exposure and Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan

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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

NEW: Highwire Earth

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

Q&A: Fighting the Zika Virus

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:45pm

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015. 

While much about this illness remains unknown, pregnant women are among those at greatest risk. The virus may have connections to microcephaly, a congenital condition causing babies to be born with abnormally small heads.

Call for Water and the Environment Research and Teaching Proposals

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:45pm

Ocean Fertilization Could Be a Zero-Sum Game

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:30pm

Scientists plumbing the depths of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean have found ancient sediments suggesting that one proposed way to mitigate climate warming--fertilizing the oceans with iron to produce more carbon-eating algae--may not necessarily work as envisioned.