This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey FitzpatrickResearch, Go!

It will take five minutes for that PokéStop to refresh—need something to pass the time? Check out the latest in EPA Science!

Drought Resilience and Water Conservation
In many areas of the United States, the frequency, intensity, and duration of drought events are increasing. EPA is conducting research and working with stakeholders to better understand the impact of drought on water quality and availability, and to provide solutions to help communities conserve water. Learn more about Drought Resilience and Water Conservation

Summer in the Research Lab
Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels is spending the summer studying the Tillamook Bay salt marsh in Oregon through EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship program. Learn more about her research project in the article Bartels travels west on ‘Grand Challenge’ topic with EPA.

Researchers at Work
EPA’s Justin Conley is a postdoctoral researcher investigating the toxicity of endocrine disrupting chemicals and new approaches for water quality monitoring. When he is not in the lab, he is busy brewing beer and exploring the outdoors. Meet EPA Researcher Justin Conley!

Transform Tox Challenge Workshop

The “Innovating for Metabolism” Semi-Finalists Workshop, part of the Transform Tox Testing Challenge, took place at EPA’s Research Triangle Park facility on last week.  The goal of the challenge is to develop a solution that allows all ToxCast and Tox21 in vitro assays to be retrofitted with metabolism.  The workshop brought together Stage 1 semi-finalist, agency experts, and other leaders in the field to discuss the Tox21 and ToxCast programs, the semi-finalist proposals, and feasible expectations for the remainder of the challenge.

group shot of everyone at the tox test challenge workshop

Innovating for Metabolism Semi-Finalists Workshop Participants including semi-finalists, workshop presenters, workshop panel members and others with interest in the challenge.


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About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a writer working with the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development. She is a regular contributor to It All Starts with Science and the founding writer of “The Research Recap.”

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