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EPA chief reappoints S&T environmental engineering professor to Science Advisory Board

Posted by on October 22, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 11 members of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and invited Missouri S&T professor Dr. Joel Burken to serve another three-year term. “I am grateful to be able to serve the EPA for several more years,” says Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering […]

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Joel Burken receives international lifetime achievement award

Posted by on September 27, 2019

This week, the International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) awarded Dr. Joel Burken the Milton P. Gordon Award for Excellence in Phytoremediation during the society’s annual conference in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. IPS recognizes one leader every year in the field of phytoremediation – a process that uses various types of plants to remove, stabilize or destroy […]

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What can be done about a water shortage?

Posted by on May 20, 2015

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The water crisis in the western United States – most notably in California and Washington – may be the most severe and most publicized, but other threats to the nation’s water supply loom, says Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Innovative sustainability leads to Climate Leadership Award

Posted by on June 5, 2013

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An innovative approach to “recycling” homes built for past Solar Decathlons and turning them into sustainable student and faculty housing, combined with a geothermal project that will cut campus energy use in half, helped Missouri University of Science and Technology win a 2013 Climate Leadership Award.

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S&T students place second in national design competition

Posted by on April 22, 2013

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A group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology has earned second place in an EPA competition to create an innovative, “green” infrastructure design for managing stormwater. The students earned $1,500 for their team and $8,000 in green infrastructure research funds for their institution.

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Help S&T win Climate Leadership Awards video contest

Posted by on April 1, 2013

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will be recognized in two venues this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to promote education, research and community involvement on sustainability issues.

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Climate change presentation part of ‘Greenfest’ activities

Posted by on September 2, 2008

Dr. Gene Whitney, manager of the energy section of the Library of Congress’s Congressional Research Service, will discuss climate change, energy and water issues as part of Missouri S&T’s Greenfest event on Sept. 11.

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‘Greenfest’ planned to spotlight university’s environmental initiatives

Posted by on August 28, 2008

Missouri S&T will showcase its environmental and alternative energy initiatives on Sept. 11, 2008, when the campus hosts “Greenfest” in coordination with the Tour of Missouri event occurring that day in Rolla.

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In State of the University address, Chancellor promotes "E-Squared"

Posted by on April 23, 2008

With rising energy costs on the minds of many Americans, Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III unveiled plans today (April 23, 2008) to create a showcase for the university’s commitment to sustainable energy development.

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UMR environmental engineering program earns ABET accreditation

Posted by on August 31, 2007

The bachelor of science degree program in environmental engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla has been accredited by ABET Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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