In the News
EPA-supported Small Business Featured in The New Yorker "Innovation" Issue
Ecovative Design, an EPA Small Business Innovative Research awardee, was featured in The New Yorker. Using mycelium produced by fungus and agriculture byproducts, Ecovative Design is developing new technology to build environmentally responsible packaging and other materials. These materials are built with sustainable materials, are renewable, and can be composted when no longer in use. See the article: http://nyr.kr/11rGnCr.
Also see the November, 2012 blog Evocative’s Gavin McIntyre shared with EPA’s It All Starts with Science: http://1.usa.gov/10XVZvC.
My Air, My Health Winner Announced
On June 4, 2013 EPA and the National Institutes of Health named the team of David Kuller, Gabrielle Savage Dockterman, and Dot Kelly as the winner of the My Air, My Health Challenge. The team recieved a $100,000 award for developing “Conscious Clothing,” a wearable, real-time breathing analysis tool that calculates the amount of polluted air a person inhales. Estimates of pollution exposure result from how deeply the person breathes and how much pollution is in the air. See EPA and NIH award $100,000 for air monitoring clothing.
New York Times Blog Features EPA Scientist
EPA research chemist Ron Williams was featured on The New York Times’ health blog “Well” for a post about innovative efforts by EPA to support and tap the development of new technologies to monitor air quality (also see “My Air, My Health Winner Announced” above). “These technologies really have exploded in the last five years — cellphone-based technologies, wirelessly transmitted data — but we don’t know how well they’re performing,” explains Williams in the blog, Microsampling Air Pollution.
EPA's Dr. Glenn Paulson Named Board Certified Environmental Scientist
Glenn Paulson, Ph.D., Science Advisor to the EPA Administrator, was recently honored as only the fourth Board Certified Environmental Scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES). AAEES was founded in 1955 to serve the public by improving the practice, elevating the standards, and advancing public recognition of environmental engineering through a program of specialty certification of qualified engineers.