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April 2017

Princeton-CMI Annual Meeting Focuses on Climate Research, Innovation, and Policy

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Climate science, technology, and policy were the focus of the 16th annual meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held at Princeton University on April 4-5, 2017. Over 100 people gathered to hear presentations and take part in discussions about terrestrial and ocean carbon sinks, modeling of tropical cyclones, energy innovations and disruptive technologies, U.S. climate policy including the regulatory and tax outlook, and climate change perspectives in the era of the Trump administration.

2017 Taplin Environmental Lecture: The Honorable James A. Baker, III

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:45pm

Taplin Environmental Lecture by The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

Symposium to Celebrate the Career of Robert Williams

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:45pm

Drastic changes in climate policy under the Trump administration should not cause environmental advocates to lose hope, a panel of experts said at a recent symposium at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

University Considers Potential New Site for PEI

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 1:45pm

The new spaces for the expansion of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and for programs in environmental studies (including the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Department of Geosciences) would be located along the north side of Ivy Lane and Western Way, two roa

Schmidt Fund Awards Go to Projects With Transformative Potential

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

The projects include a technology for improving ultrasound's grainy images, a system for boosting biofuel production, and a facility for designing and testing new wind power technologies.

PEI Announces a Call for Proposals to the Urban Grand Challenge

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:45pm

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to the Urban Grand Challenge. The goal is to encourage research, teaching, mentorship, and service activities related to environment and the urban setting.

Two types of awards will be considered:

RESEARCH HONOR: Coverdale receives ESA Graduate Student Policy Award

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tyler Coverdale, a graduate student in Princeton University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was one of six graduate students nationwide to receive a Graduate Student Policy Award from The Ecological Society of America. Recipients will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with policymakers and discuss the importance of federal funding for the biological and ecological sciences.