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Seed Funding Leads to $500,000 USDA Grant for Oilfield Wastewater Research

Seed Funding Leads to $500,000 USDA Grant for Oilfield Wastewater Research

Avner Vengosh, professor of geochemistry and water quality, has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to lead a multiyear project evaluating the potential human health impacts and sustainability of using produced water from oilfields to irrigate crops. The research will focus on the use […]

Energy Data Analytics Lab Uses Deep Learning to Spot Solar Panels

Energy Data Analytics Lab Uses Deep Learning to Spot Solar Panels

The face of America’s energy grid is changing rapidly with the constant addition of small-scale solar panel installations. But due to a lack of detailed information, that portrait looks more like a Picasso than a Rembrandt. Earlier this year, the United States hit a benchmark of one million solar installations, generating enough electricity to power […]

Clean Energy Innovation Prize Returns to the Duke Startup Challenge

Deadline: October 30, 2016 The Energy Initiative and the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E) at Duke announce the return of the Clean Energy Prize to the Duke Startup Challenge. The Duke Startup Challenge is designed to help Duke’s entrepreneurial community flourish with a year-long entrepreneurship competition followed by an accelerator program. Inaugurated in 2012, the […]

Sustainable Energy Initiative Finds First Home at Duke University

Sustainable Energy Initiative Finds First Home at Duke University

Two faculty members at Duke University have catalyzed the formation of an international network of researchers studying at the intersection of energy, environment and global economic development, hosting the inaugural workshop of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI). The workshop, “Sustainable Energy Transitions in Developing and Emerging Economies,” held in late April, attracted more than […]

Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Faculty Receive Bass Connections Awards to Develop Courses

Bass Connections has awarded four course development funds to groups of Duke faculty members whose pedagogical ideas will expand interdisciplinary curricular options for undergraduates as well as graduate and professional students. This Spring an RFP invited Duke faculty, departments or schools to organize new courses or modify existing ones that align with one or more […]

Six Students Receive Grants to Extend Their Bass Connections Research

Six Students Receive Grants to Extend Their Bass Connections Research

With grant funding from Bass Connections, three undergraduates and three graduate students will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year. These projects, which build on work begun in 2015-2016 through Bass Connections teams, explore a range of topics including Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. government regulations, intellectual property, migrant health, Arctic drilling and the care […]