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April 2014

Title: P3 Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo
Date: April 26-27, 2014
Location: Washington Convention Center, D.C.

What is the National Sustainable Design Expo?

The USA Science & Engineering Festival, will be hosting the 10th annual EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Awards Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo (NSDE).  EPA’s P3 Expo brings together interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students to design solutions for sustainability challenges worldwide. The student teams design innovative models and techniques to compete for a Phase II award, and a grant of up to $90,000 to turn their ideas into a business or implement it in the community. Past Expo nonprofit exhibitors have included the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Without Borders-USA, and Engineering for Change.

Thousands of enthusiastic visitors of all ages attend this 2-day “sustainability festival” to explore and share ideas with the students and professionals in the field. This free event will be open to the public on April 26-27, 2014.

What is EPA's P3 competion?

P3 stands for people, prosperity and the planet. For this annual event, teams of college students consider all three as they design tangible, cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems. They create; they innovate; they strive to make a difference. With a grant of $15,000 they develop their designs through the school year and then bring their projects to the National Sustainable Design Expo to compete for the EPA P3 Award and a second grant of $90,000 to implement their designs. This year's competitors can be seen here: 2013/2014 P3 Teams

Since its launch in 2004, EPA P3 program participants have gone on to start businesses and nonprofit organizations that are making a difference. Hear about their success stories here: P3 Multimedia Page

Title: STAR Contributions to the Southeast Atmosphere Study Meeting
Date: April 28, 2014
Location: EPA at RTP, Classroom C112, and Online Webinar
9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT

Please join us for a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) meeting on the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS). Registration is free and open to the public.

The Southeast Atmosphere Study (SAS) is a collaboration that brought together resources and facilities from NSF, NOAA, EPA, and EPRI. The SAS is the "umbrella" for the NOMADSS, SOAS, NAAMEX, TROPHONO, and SENEX projects. The field component of SAS, which occurred in the summer of 2013, is the most detailed characterization of the atmospheric composition in the southeast and involved numerous universities and institutions.

This meeting will present an overview of the SOAS campaign and related work with a focus on EPA’s involvement.  The EPA STAR-funded projects that participated in SOAS involve extensive field, laboratory, and modeling work to investigate the formation, transformation, and radiative properties of organic aerosols.  This body of work aims to improve understanding of the interactions between biogenic and anthropogenic emissions in aerosol formation.  EPA scientists will also present on their measurement and modeling work related to the SOAS campaign. 

For more details on the STAR grants, please see: Anthropogenic Influences on Organic Aerosol Formation and Regional Climate Implications.  To learn more about the SOAS campaign, please see: Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer.

Contact: Ashley Berg (berg.ashley@epa.gov); 703-347-0343
Registration: Register Now
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May 2014

Title: Assessment of the Chemical Speciation Network (CSN)
Date: May 1, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Beth Landis on the Chemical Speciation Network.

Dr. Landis works in EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She came to OAQPS by way of EPA Region 4's ambient air monitoring and superfund group. Since joining OAQPS, she has been broadly investigating the use of continuous monitoring technologies, and specifically leading the Sunset Carbon evaluation project. She recently took on the role of program officer for the Chemical Speciation Network and is currently conducting an assessment in an effort to optimize the network, which she will be presenting on in this webinar.

Featured Speaker:

Beth Landis
Dr. Beth Landis
Contact: Ashley Berg (berg.ashley@epa.gov); 703-347-0343
Registration: Register Now
Title: EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series
Date: May 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar

Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.

**Please send questions in advance. There is a link on the registration page Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer for your convenience.**

Featured Speakers:

University of Southern California

Robert McConnell
Robert McConnell

University of California, Berkeley

Katharine Hammond
Katharine Hammond

University of Washington

Elaine Faustman
Elaine Faustman

Johns Hopkins University

Gregory Diette
Gregory Diette

Richard Callan (callan.richard@epa.gov); 703-347-8051
Nica Louie (louie.nica@epa.gov); 703-347-8125

Registration: Register Now Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Additional info: Webinar Overview
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