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30 Years of “GROwth”

2013 November 14

Reposted from EPA Connect, the Official Blog of EPA’s Leadership

By Lek Kadeli

One of my favorite parts of my job serving as the Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development is interacting on a daily basis with some of the top career scientists and engineers in their fields. On any given day, I get to discuss science with the very people who over the past few decades have helped the Agency achieve milestones in protecting the nation’s air and water, cleaning up our environment, and advancing public health.

On a personal level, these researchers help keep me energized and remind us of the excitement and possibility that led us to pursue public service in the first place. Understanding the impact a scientist can have on improving our environment and our health makes it all the more crucial to support the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers through programs such as the Agency’s Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship program.

EPA announced today more than $1.65 million in research fellowships to 33 undergraduate students at 30 different colleges and universities pursuing degrees in environmental studies through GRO.

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  1. Arman.- permalink
    November 14, 2013

    30 Years Later : “GROwth”’s U.S. Will Save The World !!!

    It’s okay. It’s possible. It’s true. EPA’s shows for the people of the world that to save the world must be plan, must be continue. There is sustainability will grow step by step, time by time to reach the goal. Congratulations “Patriots”. The times should be show………………!!!

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