This Week in EPA Science

By Kacey Fitzpatrickresearch_recap_250

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Partnering to Protect the Environment and Public Health
This week, EPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Environmental Health Association, an organization representing local environmental health practitioners. This partnership will strengthen ties between EPA and local environmental health practitioners. Read more about the new partnership in the blog Protecting the Environment and Public Health: The Critical Role of Local Environmental Health and the Power of Partnerships.

Planting the Seeds of Innovation
Through the Small Business Innovation Research Program, EPA awards contracts to help science and technology-based small businesses develop and commercialize environmental technologies. This year’s 13 recipients will develop solutions to a wide range of current environmental challenges, ranging from greener manufacturing of plastics to low-cost air sensors. Read more about the program in the blog Planting the Seeds of Innovation: EPA Awards Contracts to 13 Small Businesses to Support Environmental Research.

National Student Design Competition
As part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program, EPA is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving sustainability. To learn more about this student design competition, check out this request for application.

Science to Achieve Results Funding Opportunity
Through its Science to Achieve Results program, EPA is seeking applications for research on how pollution affects human health in the context of the total environment – built, natural, and social environments interacting together with inherent characteristics and interactions. For more information, check out this request for application.

Making a Visible Difference in Proctor Creek Watershed Through Community Engagement
EPA is working to bring focused attention and coordinated action in more than 50 environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed communities. This involves listening to community leaders and residents to understand their needs and then working with local, state, and other federal partners to leverage our collective resources in support of local goals. In this video, watch how we are working with Proctor Creek Watershed community by providing information and data.

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About the Author: Kacey Fitzpatrick is a writer on the science communication team in EPA’s Office of Research and Development.

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