Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems

EPA Grant Number: X832325
Center: Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Center Director: Bogucz, Edward A
Title: Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems
Investigators: Bogucz, Edward A
Institution: Syracuse University
EPA Project Officer: Packard, Benjamin H
Project Period: October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008
Project Amount: $11,704,724
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2003) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Targeted Research

Objective:

The goals of the Syracuse CoE are to (i) channel the efforts of those currently working in the environmental sector-university and research institutions, businesses, and economic development organizations-into collaborations to develop knowledge, technologies and processes that improve built and urban environments; (ii) educate students for leadership roles in environmental science and engineering education, research, and industry; and (iii) foster economic growth in the region and advance its reputation internationally as a leader in development of knowledge and products for built and urban environments.

This proposal is designed to achieve the following objectives: (i) increase the number of active multidisciplinary collaborations among academic and research partner institutions within the Syracuse CoE; (ii) increase the number, quality and diversity of students who pursue degrees in environmental science and engineering and who enter the workforce in these areas; and (iii) increase the number of academic-industry research collaborations.

Approach:

In pursuit of these objectives, this proposal establishes two new competitive grant programs within the Syracuse CoE: (1) Collaborative Activities for Research and Technology Innovation (CARTI); and (2) Technology Application and Demonstration (TAD) projects. Complementary activities will also be undertaken: a competitive Fellowship Program, and an Entrepreneur / Internship Program, and outreach and dissemination activities. The competitive grant and fellowship programs will use established two-tier merit review processes to ensure scientific and technical merit as well as programmatic relevance.

Expected Results:

The outcomes of the project's initiatives will include: i) increased knowledge and understanding of selected water quality and air quality issues that arise in complex urban and built environments; ii) an increase in the number of competitive, externally funded projects in Syracuse CoE-related areas among partner institutions; and iii) an increase in the number of invention disclosures in Syracuse CoE topic areas.

Supplemental Keywords:

healthy communities and ecosystems, clean and safe water, clean air and global climate change,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, climate change, Air Pollution Effects, Environmental Monitoring, Atmosphere, adaptive technologies, water quality, ecosystem sustainability, outreach, air quality

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2008 Progress Report
  • Final