Volume 2 | Number 2 | March / April 2011
Sustainability through innovation
GEMS: Great Environmental Moments in Science
The Agency's focus on sustainability brings an integrated approach to research, partnerships, and seeking innovative solutions to environmental and human health challenges.
EPA researchers are conducting a major study of the Tampa Bay estuary and its surrounding wetlands to quantify how natural ecosystems support human welfare.
EPA Researchers combine public and technical input on a study of the potential environmental and human health impacts of natural gas drilling.
EPA provides citizens with information about how to protect themselves from bed bugs.
EPA scientists document, experiment, and research water chemistry to better understand the nature of pitting corrosion and pinhole leaks in copper water pipes.
EPA is invigorating its research efforts by tapping the collective vision and energy of its own scientists and engineers, as well as engaging others to join the discussion.
EPA scientists examine nanoparticle impacts on vehicle emissions and air pollution.
EPA researchers have developed specially equipped vehicles for mobile sampling of air pollutants.
Agency provides direct aid to implement adaption plans for climate change-related disaster.
EPA's Small Business Innovation Research Program supports innovative environmental technologies.
EPA leaders ask Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives to identify their top environmental science priorities for inclusion in Agency science plans and projects.
EPA convenes a unique collaboration to spur new clean drinking water technologies, green infrastructure, and job creation.
Since 2001, EPA scientists have been working through the BioChem Redirect Program, to help former Soviet weapons scientists in Kazakhstan pursue more peaceful ends.
EPA Research in the News
New Robot System to Test 10,000 Chemicals for Toxicity
Green Technology World explains the high-speed robot screening system and provides an overview of the Tox21 collaboration. Read the article.
EPA Grants $32 Million to Air Pollution Research at Universities
Yahoo! Contributor, Rachel Krech, explains how the $32M EPA grant will allow four universities the opportunity to examine the effects of air pollution on human health. Read the article.
Designing Tomorrow Paints Future Standard
EPA Assistant Administrator Dr. Paul Anastas traveled to the University of Cincinnati to share his vision on how innovation and sustainability can guide design and a new paradigm for our relationship with the environment. Read the article.
Science Wednesday: Highlights From Our Blog
During March, EPA celebrated Women's History Month by profiling women within the Agency. Here are some of the highlights.
Women in Science: Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
March 1st 2011
By: Lisa P. Jackson
Administrator Jackson kicks off Women's History Month by recalling her own journey and how women play a critical role in at EPA. Read Administrator Jackson's post.
Women in Science: Mary Kentula
March 2nd 2011
By: Sarah Blau
EPA student services contractor Sarah Blau interviewed wetalnd ecologist Mary Kentula about her interest in science and how research has helped inform national policy. Read more about Mary Kentula.
Women in Science: Montira Pongsiri
March 7th 2011
By: Marguerite Huber
EPA intern Marguerite Huber spoke with scientist Montira Pongsiri about the connections between environmental change and human health. Learn about Montira Pongsiri's research.
Women in Science: Women's History Month – New Generation, New Innovation
March 16th 2011
By: Lyndee Collins
Lyndee Collins, EPA intern, spoke with Amy Mueller, co-founder of STG International and a 2008 EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Award winner. Read about Amy Mueller's P3 experience.
February 9th 2011
By: Becky Fried
Joel Makower, Chairman of the GreenBiz Group interviewed EPA's Dr. Paul Anastas on sustainability, innovation, environmental protection, and economic growth. Read more about GreenBiz
EPA Science has an Attitude
February 2nd 2011
By: Sarah Blau
EPA student services contractor Sarah Blau shares the optimistic outlook EPA researchers have about the environmental tasks ahead of them. Read about how EPA science has an attitude.
February 16th 2011
By: Lyndee Collins
EPA intern Lyndee Collins watched as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Read about the hearing.
EPA Research Grants
EPA supports the nation's leading scientists and engineers through competitive grant programs and fellowships.
Call for Papers
Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology Research Conference: Call for Papers
The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) is planning a research conference to be held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC January 10 to12, 2012.
The conference will feature mostly contributed papers with formal discussion and software demonstrations on topics related to a variety of statistical research issues. Papers and demonstrations should address methodology, empirical studies, relevant issues, or needs for statistical research. Papers must be original and not previously published or disseminated.
For more information, visit: the FCSM Web site