Navigation Links
Tufts graduate students receive $10,000 prizes
Date:5/25/2011

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. Three teams of Tufts graduate students have won $10,000 from the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award program for their research into solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges, including access to clean water, development of renewable energy, and the creation of 'green' medical technologies.

Tufts is one of a select number of universities that participate annually in the global competition established by Dow Chemical Co. in 2009 to foster research into sustainability-related issues with global impacts. The other schools included Cambridge University, Northwestern University, Peking University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Sao Paolo.

Vincent Manno, associate provost and professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts School of Engineering, said, "Tufts' winners exemplify innovative thinking and excellence in research. Their proposals take on tough sustainability challenges and point the way to interdisciplinary and implementable solutions."

Award winners were selected through a peer review process by the participating universities. In addition, they had to demonstrate innovative teaching and excellent research, the potential to solve significant problems through an interdisciplinary approach and alignment with Dow's sustainability goals. http://dow.com/sustainability/goals/

"The award-winning students of Tufts University, and all the students who compete in this challenge, are sources of inspiration to Dow and to the world," said Neil Hawkins, vice president of sustainability and environment, health and safety at the Dow Chemical Co. "When you see how deeply they care about the problems, and you see that passion applied to the laws of science in their work, you gain a renewed appreciation for how important our young leaders are to the planet's future."


'/>"/>
Contact: Alex Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tufts University Prof. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos named as AAAS Fellow
2. Tufts University professor receives IADR Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Award
3. Tufts students host Earth Day with groundbreaking ceremony for solar house
4. Tufts wins NCRR grant for Collaborative Cluster in Genome Structure and Developmental Patterning
5. Tufts graduate students win $10,000 prizes
6. Tufts University chemist earns prestigious award for promising research on drug development
7. Jackson Laboratory and Tufts University announce new Ph.D. track in mammalian genetics
8. Tufts announces public launch of the Tufts Institute for Biomedical Partnerships website/HUB
9. Tufts professor earns ISCB Award for Excellence in Chemical Sciences
10. Tufts engineering professor wins NSF Career Award
11. Tufts biomedical engineer Fiorenzo Omenetto named Guggenheim Fellow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/14/2014)... fly genome for the first time, revealing robust immune ... thrives in pathogen-rich dung piles and garbage heaps. , ... Genome Biology , will increase understanding of house fly ... to resist insecticides, which could lead to novel control ... transmit more than 100 human and animal diseases, including ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... new kind of stem cell that can become either a ... according to a study published today in the journal ... type contradicts current theory on how organs arise from cell ... of, and future treatment for, liver cancer., Thanks to stem ... being made up of more than 200 cell types. The ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... LA JOLLA, CA – October 14, 2014 – Scientists ... $6.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ... most prevalent virus-induced hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa. The ... disease and why some patients die, while others survive ... researchers to understand the basic mechanism of how Lassa ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):House fly genome reveals expanded immune system 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 3Scripps Research Institute team receives $6.6 million to investigate deadly Lassa virus 2
... pioneering stem cell bandage, believed to be the world,s first ... heal torn meniscal cartilage, can now take the technology to ... the UK,s most successful entrepreneurs. Mr Hugh Osmond, a ... into the UK,s largest sit-down restaurant chain and founded one ...
... The possibility that functional, three-dimensional tissues and organs ... stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), ... research, but is also one of the fundamental goals ... has played a central role in informing such efforts, ...
... November 14, 2011 DERMALOG Identification Systems ... a new world record in the identification of fingerprints. ... is capable of correctly identifying the ten fingerprints of ... more than 129 million fingerprints. The renowned international SGS ...
Cached Biology News:World's first stem cell bandage in human clinical trials 2Self-organized pituitary-like tissue from mouse ES cells 2Self-organized pituitary-like tissue from mouse ES cells 3Self-organized pituitary-like tissue from mouse ES cells 4World Record in Fingerprint Identification: DERMALOG Correctly Identifies 129 Million Fingerprints in one Second 2World Record in Fingerprint Identification: DERMALOG Correctly Identifies 129 Million Fingerprints in one Second 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... BOSTON , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company, ... option to acquire Rhythm,s wholly owned subsidiary, Rhythm Health, ... agonist, for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis and other ... a successful Phase 2 trial of relamorelin for the ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... The North American crystal oscillator market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $623.6 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the North American crystal oscillator market report, ... This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Involution Studios ... release of a new infographic, Understanding Ebola . ... a beautifully designed, easy to follow informative tool for ... of outbreak, symptoms and prevention. , "As the news ... the 2014 Ebola outbreak represents not only a healthcare ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... from Sartorius, A & D Weighing, Rice Lake, ... CPA Semi-Micro Balance . The Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro ... an affordable high-quality, precise, and user-friendly laboratory balance. ... of laboratory equipment, their laboratory balances are well ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary and its GI Development Product, Relamorelin 2Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary and its GI Development Product, Relamorelin 3Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary and its GI Development Product, Relamorelin 4Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary and its GI Development Product, Relamorelin 5The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Involution Studios' Ebola Infographic Provides Key Disease Information and Statistics at a Glance 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 2Pipette.com Launches the Addition of Sartorius CPA Semi-Micro Balance to Their Product Portfolio with Special Promotional Pricing 3
... Terumo Americas Holding, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan,s ... manufacturers with $3.4 billion in sales and operations in ... entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire all ... company working to commercialize the world,s first point-of-care technology ...
... make it possible to improve photoelectrochemical cells. In the ... into energy, these cells use sunlight to drive chemical ... involves using a light-sensitive semi-conducting material such as cuprous ... reaction. Although it is not expensive, the oxide is ...
... 2011 Biocept, Inc., a privately-held laboratory testing ... of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in cancer patients, ... the identification of different CTC phenotypes using its ... paper, appearing in the Journal of Oncology ...
Cached Biology Technology:Terumo Americas Holding, Inc., Agrees to Acquire Harvest Technologies Corporation, a Leader in the Development of Point-of-Care Cellular Therapy 2Terumo Americas Holding, Inc., Agrees to Acquire Harvest Technologies Corporation, a Leader in the Development of Point-of-Care Cellular Therapy 3Terumo Americas Holding, Inc., Agrees to Acquire Harvest Technologies Corporation, a Leader in the Development of Point-of-Care Cellular Therapy 4Harnessing the energy of the Sun: New technique improves artificial photosynthesis 2Biocept Demonstrates Multiple Phenotypes of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Cancer Patients 2Biocept Demonstrates Multiple Phenotypes of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Cancer Patients 3
Recognizes the ~115 kDa NMDA receptor NR1 subunit in rat cortex tissue extracts....
... T4 DNA Ligase catalyzes the formation of ... between double-stranded DNAs with 3' hydroxyl and ... Ligase buffer optimizes ligation which can be ... acids are not substrates for this enzyme. ...
Porcine Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells (PCASMC) (>500,000 cells)...
Sulfadimethoxine (CH-2027)...
Biology Products: