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Special Announcements

EPA and the Marshall Scholarship Program are offering opportunities for exceptional U.S. students to pursue graduate environmental studies at a British university. Deadline: Applications for the current program are due to the appropriate processing offices by October 1, 2004, for a scholarship to commence in the fall of 2005.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR PM CENTERS MEETING. Read this important announcement regarding the possible Washington, D.C. hotel worker strike.
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IMPORTANT CHANGE -- Extended deadline for receipt of applications for PM Centers RFA. The deadline has been changed to Friday, September 3, 2004 at 4 p.m. For details about the RFA, see: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2004_pm_research.html.

EPA Awards Largest-Ever Grant To Study Health Effects of Air Pollution
Administrator Mike Leavitt today awarded the University of Washington a $30 million grant to study the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.
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P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability now open
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Featured Stories

EPA Announces Sustainability Pilot Project for the Delaware River Basin
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency announced the commencement of a pilot project in the Delaware River Basin of Pennsylvania that will develop and implement sustainable water resource management strategies in a watershed threatened by high growth.
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EPA Awards $4 Million in Grants to Investigate Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA's Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Dr. Paul Gilman announced EPA has awarded grants to 12 universities to investigate the potential implications of manufactured nanomaterials on human health and the environment.
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Environmental Technology Council Created Environmental Technology Council Created
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA has formed a new Environmental Technology Council to apply new technologies to address complex environmental problems. This year, the Council will select at least 10 priority environmental concerns needing new technology approaches.
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Jamie Link: Researcher on MIT Technology Review's List of 100 Remarkable Innovators Under 35 Who are Transforming Technology — and the World.Researcher on MIT Technology Review's List of 100 Remarkable Innovators Under 35 Who are Transforming Technology — and the World.
Jamie Link was selected as one of the top 100 most remarkable innovators for 2004, and at the age of 26 was the youngest recognized scientist on the list. Link, a graduate student under Michael Sailor collaborated with Sailor in the development of their "smart dust" nanosensors.
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NOAA: Hurrican Frances about to strike Florida's Atlantic Coast in 2004Can Nano Sensors Help Identify Pollution Caused by Hurricanes?
Dr. Barbara Karn of EPA/NCER's nanotechnology extramural research program, and Dr. Mike Sailor, a nanotechnologist receiving grant funding through EPA's STAR grant program, were recently interviewed by ScienCentral News to discuss the role nanotechnology can play in the development of pollutant sensors.

Michael Sailor, professor of material science, chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, and his graduate student Jamie Link, collaborated to make smart dust from tiny bits of silicon.
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Logo: ETOP EPA Announces New Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal
WASHINGTON (NCER) -To help those seeking funding opportunities, information, and links to programs that assist in environmental technology development and commercialization, EPA launched the Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP) on December 31, 2003.

ETOP links to governmental and non-governmental programs that foster the use and acceptance of innovative technologies through collaborative recognition and incentives or advocacy and information programs. ETOP was established as a result of a Congressional mandate through the FY 2003 House Appropriations Conference Report that directed EPA to develop a “one-stop-shop” office to coordinate similar programs that foster private and public sector development of new, cost-effective environmental technologies. For more information, see the website at: http://www.epa.gov/etop

Poster: P3 - Using our sharpest minds for tmorrow's solutions P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability is launched
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Paul Gilman and President of the National Academy of Engineering William Wulf today launched the P3 Award. EPA and its 35 partners from industry, NGOs, and other government agencies, offer this student design competition to respond to the scientific and technical challenges in moving towards the goal of sustainability. P3 is a partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve the mutual goals of economic prosperity while protecting the natural systems of the planet and providing a higher quality of life for its people.
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People In The News

The CEO of Wastewater – STAR Grantee’s Career Highlighted in ES&T
WASHINGTON (NCER) - The career of EPA STAR grantee, Walter J. Weber, Jr., PhD, PE, DEE, was recently highlighted in the prestigious magazine, Environmental Science & Technology, a publication of the American Chemical Society.
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EPA STAR Grantee, Thomas R. Gillespie, PhD Ground-breaking Research by STAR Fellow
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Not only was EPA STAR fellow, Thomas R. Gillespie, PhD, selected as a finalist for this year’s Society for Conservation Biology’s Student Award, but as a result, his research was featured in the August 27th edition of Science Magazine (Vol. 305).
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STAR Grantee Appointed Editor in Chief
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grantee, Dennis W. Hess, PhD, was appointed Editor in Chief of Electrochemical and Solid State Letters earlier this year. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, a joint publication of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Electron Devices Society (EDS), is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal that covers the leading edge of research and development in such areas as fuel cells, sensors, and semiconductors.
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STAR Grantee Will Chair AWMA Technical Council
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Delbert J. Eatough, PhD, who recently completed his EPA STAR-funded research, has been named Chair of the Technical Council for the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA). Dr. Eatough will hold this position from 2005-2008. Currently, he is Vice-Chair of the Technical Council.
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EPA STAR Grantee, F. Jay Breidt, Ph.D. STAR Grantee Honored
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA STAR Grantee, F. Jay Breidt, Ph.D., was recently honored with the “2004 Distinguished Achievement Award” from the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistics and the Environment. The Association cited Dr. Breidt "for distinguished research leading to the development of statistical methods for design and estimation in natural resource surveys and the transfer of this expertise to operational environmental surveys, for collaborations in environmental research and for contributions toward training the next generation of environmental scientists."
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STAR Grantee Receives Award
WASHINGTON (NCER) - STAR grantee Morton Lippmann, PhD, CIH, recently received the “2004 Meritorious Achievement Award” from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). ACGIH presents this award to a member who has made an “outstanding, long-term contribution to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene.”
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STAR Grantee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
WASHINGTON (NCER) - STAR grantee Charles Goldman exit EPA recently received the 2004 Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). The award recognizes and honors major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography including research, education, and service to the community and society.
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STAR Grantees Win Best Poster Prize
WASHINGTON - Catherine Kling, Joseph Herriges, Kevin Egan, and John Downing, won the prize for best scientific poster at EPA’s 2004 Science Forum. Their poster, entitled “Valuing Water Quality in Midwestern Lake Ecosystems,” focuses on Iowans’ uses of, attitudes about, and value for water quality in Iowa lakes.
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STAR Grantee Chosen as Special Lecturer
WASHINGTON - Dr. Michael Stein has been chosen as a 2004 Medallion Lecturer for the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. This August, Dr. Stein will talk about the work he is doing for EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program at a meeting in Toronto, Canada.
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Photo: 2002 Report: Innovation and Research for a Clean Environment. Link to PDF, 48 pp., 3.8 MB SBIR Success Stories
WASHINGTON - Innovative technologies from 18 SBIR contract recipients are highlighted in new success story factsheets on the NCER web site.
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Photo: 2002 Report: Innovation and Research for a Clean Environment. Link to PDF, 48 pp., 3.8 MB NCER 2002 Report: Innovation and Research for a Clean Environment
WASHINGTON - As one of EPA’s three national research laboratories and three national research centers, NCER supports leading-edge, scientific research to determine how people and wildlife are exposed to environmental pollutants, understand the harmful effects of pollution, and develop approaches to manage the risks to our health and the environment. STAR, NCER’s primary program, funds research grants and graduate fellowships in environmental science and engineering.
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Photo: Caron Chess, an EPA STAR fellow from1996 to 1997 STAR Fellow Will Lead Society for Risk Analysis
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Caron Chess, an EPA STAR fellow from 1996 to 1997, is the new president of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) exit EPA. SRA, an international professional society, provides a forum for those interested in risk analysis, including risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk at a local, regional, national, or global level.
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Report on Bioavailability Available
WASHINGTON - Through NCER funding, Dr. Eugene L. Madsen from the Department of Microbiology, Cornell University Ithaca, NY has written a report that critically evaluates current knowledge of the relationships between the bioavailability of chemical wastes and their susceptibility to bioremediation.
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Grant Applications Sought

Greater Research Opportunities: Research in Nanoscale Science Engineering and Technology
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of its Greater Opportunities (GO) research program, is seeking applications proposing research on nanoscale science, engineering and technology, collectively referred to as nanotechnology, with respect to the environment.
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Center of Excellence on the Methods and Science to Conduct Microbial Risk Assessment in Support of Homeland Security Objectives
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Science to Achieve Results program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s University Programs, is seeking applications for a Center that will address critical methodological and data gaps that are limiting the Nation’s ability to complete credible microbial risk assessments for bio-threat agents.
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Benchmarking the Integration of Sustainability into Engineering Curricula at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education
WASHINGTON (NCER) - EPA is seeking applications proposing to encourage and benchmark the integration of sustainability concepts into engineering curriculum at institutions of higher education in the United States.
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Fire, Climate, and Air Quality
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research into the complex relationship of fires, climate change, and air quality.
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Develop Risk Assessment and Data Evaluation Methodologies for the Potential Ecological Impacts of Plant-Incorporated Protectants
WASHINGTON - NCEA - Washington is seeking cooperative agreements to obtain assistance to Develop Risk Assessment and Data Evaluation Methodologies for the Potential Ecological Impacts of Plant-Incorporated Protectants.
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Particulate Matter Research Centers
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, seeks applications for Particulate Matter Research Centers to study priority issues related to airborne particulate matter, including susceptibility, mechanisms of health effects, exposure-response relationships, and source linkages. Centers will be funded for up to five years.
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2004 SBIR Solicitations
WASHINGTON - EPA invites small business firms to submit research proposals under four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitations. EPA is interested in advanced technologies in Nanomaterials, Control and Monitoring of Air Pollution, Drinking Water Treatment and Monitoring, Water and Wastewater Management, Hazardous Waste Management and Site Remediation, Hazardous Waste Monitoring, Solid Waste Recycling, Safe Buildings, and Drinking Water and Wastewater Security. EPA also is issuing Special SBIR Solicitations covering Pollution Prevention, Hazardous Waste Minimization and Technology Solutions for Pacific Southwest Environmental Problems.
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Development and Characterization of Biological Systems for Studying Low Dose Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
WASHINGTON - USEPA is seeking applications proposing to develop and characterize biological systems for studying the nature of the dose-response to endocrine disrupting chemicals.
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Developing the Next Generation of Great Lakes Lower Foodweb Assessment Tools
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a request for applications (RFA) under the Regional Applied Research Effort (RARE) program to develop the next generation of Great Lakes lower foodweb assessment tools.
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Exploratory Research: Understanding Ecological Thresholds In Aquatic Systems Through Retrospective Analysis
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for retrospective research on non-linear ecosystem dynamics and threshold behavior in response to ecosystem disturbance. This RFA is being used as a Pilot Program for electronic submission through http://www.grants.gov/
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Climate Change Research
WASHINGTON -The U.S. EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for projects that develop quantitative relationships among tidal marsh and coral reef processes and their associated ecosystem services.
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EPA Seeks Submissions for P3 Award
WASHINGTON - US EPA and its affiliates invite your submissions to the 1st P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability. P3 is the next step beyond P2 – pollution prevention – and focuses on the three components of sustainability: People, Prosperity, and the Planet.
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Particulate Matter Research
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, seeks applications for innovative methods to quantify source-receptor relationships that explore current and future relative source contributions of particulate matter for various regions of the US.
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Biomarkers Research
WASHINGTON - EPA is seeking applications that provide validation, interpretation and/or application of currently known biomarkers to environmental health and risk assessment.
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Corporate Environmental Behavior and the Effectiveness of Government Interventions
WASHINGTON - EPA announces the fourth annual extramural grants competition supporting research in the area of Corporate Environmental Behavior (CEB).
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Harmful Algal Blooms Research
WASHINGTON - EPA, with other participating agencies, is soliciting proposals describing targeted research projects for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program. This program provides support for research on algal species whose populations may cause or result in deleterious effects on ecosystems and human health.
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Grants Awarded

EPA Awards $2.25 Million in Grants to Investigate Low-dose Effects of Endocrine Disruptors
Dr. Larry Reiter, Director of EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, announced $2.25 million in grant awards to three universities to investigate and characterize the nature of the dose-response to endocrine disrupting chemicals in animal models.
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EPA Establishes National Center for Computational Toxicology and Announces Grant Awards and Solicitation for Bioinformatics Center
WASHINGTON - EPA Science Advisor and Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Dr. Paul Gilman today announced the establishment of the EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology. The Center will advance the science needed to more quickly and efficiently evaluate the potential risk of chemicals to human health and the environment.
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RFA: EPA Seeks Applications for $3 Million in Grants to Investigate Environmentally Induced Disease in Children
WASHINGTON - To improve the health and well-being of children, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Dr. Paul Gilman today announced that EPA is soliciting applications for $3 million in grants to investigate early indicators of environmentally induced disease.
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EPA Announces 66 Research Grants to Develop Sustainability Designs
WASHINGTON - Dr. Paul Gilman, EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, today announced 66 student teams have received awards up to $10,000 each for the 2004-2005 academic year to research and develop designs that incorporate and support environmental and economic goals of sustainability.
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STAR and GRO Research Fellowships Awarded
EPA has awarded 156 research fellowships under the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) and the Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship programs for students pursuing degrees in environmental fields. These fellowship programs are designed to ensure a well-trained scientific workforce that can address future environmental issues.
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RFA: Ecological Indicators of Air Quality
WASHINGTON -EPA's Office of Air and Radiation announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals that enhance scientific assessment capabilities to better understand how changes in air quality and atmospheric deposition impact entire ecosystems.
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EPA Announces Fall 2005 STAR and GRO Fellowships
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering fellowships under both its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Program and its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship Graduate and Undergraduate Programs for students in environmentally related fields of study.
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EPA and DHS Accepting Proposals for Research on Microbial Risk Assessment for Homeland Security
WASHINGTON (NCER) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, is seeking applications to fund a research center on microbial risk assessment needed to support homeland security objectives. One grant of up to $10 million will be awarded to establish the center.
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Nanomaterials and Clean Technologies Contracts Awarded
WASHINGTON (NCER) - To help create new commercial processes that benefit the environment, EPA has awarded $900,000 to four companies for development and commercialization of nanomaterials and environmentally clean technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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Advanced Environmental Monitoring Contracts Awarded
WASHINGTON (NCER) -To foster commercial ventures that create jobs and benefit the environment, EPA awarded four companies a total of $900,000 to develop new environmental measurement and monitoring technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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EPA Awards Largest-Ever Grant To Study Health Effects of Air Pollution
WASHINGTON (NCER) - Administrator Mike Leavitt today awarded the University of Washington a $30 million grant to study the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease.
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Particulate Matter Research Centers to be Funded by EPA
WASHINGTON (NCER) - To protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, EPA is seeking proposals for research on airborne particulate matter (PM) . The new research will improve EPA’s understanding of how PM affects human health by focusing on what makes people susceptible to PM’s effects, how PM causes adverse effects , exposure-response relationships, methods that more closely identify the originating sources of air particles, and linking health effects with PM sources and components.
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Proposals for Research on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Requested
WASHINGTON (NCER) - To better understand the dose-response relationship for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), EPA is requesting research proposals that characterize EDC exposure and resulting health effects during critical periods of development, including in utero or early postnatal exposure.
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EPA Awards $2.2 Million in Grants to Study Health Effects of Environmental Contaminants on Tribal Populations STAR Awards Grants for Tribal Health
WASHINGTON - On April 20, Dr. William Farland, EPA’s Chief Scientist in the Office of the Science Advisor, awarded $2.2 million in grants to establish research partnerships to study the health effects of contaminants in the environment on tribal populations. Tribes may be at especially high risk for environmentally caused diseases because of their subsistence lifestyles, occupations and customs, and/or environmental releases impacting tribal lands.
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New Funding for Innovative Regional Sustainability Projects
WASHINGTON - Through the Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) will be funding innovative regional projects that address a stated problem or opportunity relating to sustainability.
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Grants Totaling $6.5 Million Awarded to Measure the Amount of Carbon in Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
WASHINGTON - To improve measurement of the carbon composition of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), research grants to 16 universities totaling $6.5 million were awarded by EPA.
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$2.7 Million in Grants Awarded to Study Hazardous Substance Clean Up at Superfund Sites
WASHINGTON - To transform land contaminated by hazardous waste into profitable new businesses, $2.7 million in grants for research on risk assessment and clean up methods for Superfund sites were announced by Paul Gilman, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
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Past Events

Environmental Research for the Future - EPA Region 7 Research Seminar
- Thursday, December 16, 2004

EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and EPA's Region 7 office are co-sponsoring an environmental seminar to highlight the research conducted by scientists in EPA's laboratories and funded by EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program.
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FREE SBIR Workshop
- Thursday, December 9, 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RTP Procurement Operations Division will be holding a free workship to introduce and inform Small Business technology firms about EPA's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program and to encourage proposal submissions.
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Science Day: Connecting EPA Research with the Regions - Region 2
- Thursday, November 18, 2004

EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and EPA's regional offices are co-sponsoring this environmental seminar to highlight the research conducted by scientists in EPA's laboratories and regions, and funded by EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program.
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U.S. EPA Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRC) Workshop on Risk Assessment and Monitoring Research
- Thursday, November 4 - Friday, November 5, 2004

EPA's National Center for Environmental Research and EPA's National Environmental Research Laboratory will host the Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRC) Workshop on Risk Assessment and Monitoring Research.
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Endocrine Disruptors Program Progress Review Workshop; Endocrine Disruptors: Epidemiologic Approaches
- Saturday, October 30, 2004

As part of the e.hormone 2004 meeting organized by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities EPA, NIH, and NIOSH will hold a progress review meeting titled “Endocrine Disruptors: Epidemiologic Approaches” to present research funded as a result of a joint solicitation released in June 2000.
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U. S. EPA STAR Human Health Symposium - A STAR Progress Review Workshop
- Thursday, October 28 - 29, 2004

EPA will host the STAR Human Health Symposium in Philadelphia, PA. The Symposium will consist of a series of sessions during which university scientists will present a summary of their research activities. It is anticipated that several EPA scientists will also speak about their research.
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U.S. EPA Valuation of Ecological Benefits: Improving the Science Behind Policy Decisions - A STAR Progress Review Workshop
- Tuesday, October 26 - Wednesday, October 27, 2004

WASHINGTON - EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research Science to Achieve Results Program (STAR) and EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) will hold a workshop on Valuation of Ecological Benefits: Improving the Science Behind Policy Decisions in October 2004.
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2004 EPA Graduate Fellowship Conference
- October 11-13, 2004

WASHINGTON - ORD will host a conference for EPA STAR and GRO Fellows at the Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill in Washington, DC. The Conference Theme is "Next Generation Scientists, Next Opportunities.”
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2004 Region 4 Environmental Research Seminar
- September 28-29, 2004

WASHINGTON - This seminar will showcase research on human and ecosystem health, environmental justice, and hazardous waste remediation within Region 4's eight Southeast states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
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Meeting the Challenges of Particulate Air Pollution: EPA’s PM Research Centers
- September 27, 2004

WASHINGTON - This meeting will provide a clear and concise summary of policy-relevant findings related to particulate matter that have been developed by the PM research centers, EPA scientists, and our research partners.
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U.S. EPA 2004 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop - Nanotechnology and the Environment II
- August 18 - 20, 2004

WASHINGTON - Research results from EPA-sponsored nanotechnology grants in nanotechnology will be presented at this workshop open to members of the academic, government, and industrial communities as well as the general public.
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Science in Our Region - STAR Environmental Seminar in Region 5
- Wednesday, July 15, 2004

WASHINGTON - This one-day seminar will showcase the research of university scientists working on air quality, remediation, climate change, environmental indicators, and drinking water. In addition, a special session in the afternoon will focus on biomarkers and human health and include presentations followed by a panel discussion.
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9th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award ceremony and the 8th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference: The Business Imperative for Sustainability.
Monday, June 28 - Wednesday June 30, 2004

WASHINGTON - EPA (ORD and OPPT) sponsors the Green Chemistry and Engineering (GC&E) conference through a cooperative agreement with the American Chemical Society to provide administrative and technical support. The GC&E conference extends and strengthens the community of scientists and engineers from the both the public and private sector in support of green chemistry by highlighting advances in research and the potential of green chemistryand engineering to benefit human health and the environment.
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EPA STAR Workshop on Watershed and Aquatic Ecosystem Classification Methods
- Wednesday, June 23 - Friday, June 25, 2004

WASHINGTON - This EPA STAR workshop on Watershed and Aquatic Ecosystem Classification Methods will feature presentations by EPA STAR grant researchers who are developing methods to classify watersheds and aquatic ecosystems with the objective of identifying reference conditions and determining ecological impairments.
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EPA STAR Global Change and Ecosystem Protection Research Progress Review Workshop
- Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18, 2004

WASHINGTON - This is an EPA STAR Progress Review Workshop that features the research of EPA STAR grant researchers supported under two solicitations.
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STAR Workshop on Carbonaceous PM
- Monday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 8, 2004

WASHINGTON - STAR grantees will meet to discuss their research plans, methods, and early results with scientists and others from ORD laboratories, program and regional offices, state agencies, and other Federal agencies.
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Poster: 2004 EPA Science Forum 2004 EPA Science Forum, Washington, DC
- June 1, 2004

WASHINGTON - The Science Forum is designed to: Highlight selected high priority topics & EPA's science accomplishments; showcase the Agency's commitment to quality science; provide a forum for dialogue and interaction among EPA scientists, partners, clients, stakeholders, and colleagues; and demonstrate how science influences Agency decisions.
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STAR Consequences of Global Change for Air Quality Progress Review Workshop
STAR grantees will meet to discuss their research plans, methods, and early results with scientists and others from ORD laboratories, program and regional offices, state agencies, and other Federal agencies. Presentations will summarize the objectives, study methods, and anticipated results of 12 research projects. The workshop will be open to the public.
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EPA and NSF Technology for Sustainable Environment (TSE) STAR Grantee Progress Review Workshop and Evaluation Meeting
- Monday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 19, 2004

WASHINGTON - Will highlight research results from the TSE grant program co-sponsored by EPA and NSF.
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STAR Environmental Research Seminar – Region 8
- May 12, 2004

WASHINGTON - This workshop will allow scientists, policy makers, and program managers to interact with EPA-funded Science to Achieve Results (STAR) researchers.
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Corporate Environmental Behavior and the Effectiveness of Government Interventions Workshop
- April 26 - 27, 2004

WASHINGTON - EPA's National Centers for Environmental Economics and Environmental Research will be sponsoring a two-day research workshop on Corporate Environmental Behavior and the Effectiveness of Government Interventions (CEB).
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EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Conferences: Denver – San Francisco – Los Angeles – Philadelphia
- March 3, 23, 25, 30, 2004

WASHINGTON - EPA will participate in four regional workshops designed to help small businesses convert environmental ideas, inventions, innovations, patents and processes into commercial environmental technologies.
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2nd National EPA Nonindigenous Species Workshop and STAR Program Biopollution Progress Review
- February 4 - 6, 2004

WASHINGTON - EPA will meet with The National Invasive Species Council, the Aquatic Nusiance Species Task Force, and the Forest Service Invasive Species Advisory Council from the Department of Interior to discuss their perspectives on invasive species research and EPA’s role in this research area.
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Joint Interagency Program on Phytoremediation: Research/Principal Investigators Meeting
- January 20 - 21, 2004

WASHINGTON - More than 15 principal investigators from NCER (3 STAR grantees) and NSF will present results of their research on phytoremediation.
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