Welcome to Purdue’s Center for the Environment! The C4E, as we refer to it, is a major home of interdisciplinary, problem-driven research and teaching at Purdue focused on some of the world’s largest environmental problems. C4E faculty are currently working on problems ranging from eliminating hazardous electronic waste, to reducing nutrient runoff in farm systems, to understanding the fate and transport of new chemicals in our soil and water, to understanding and addressing threats to soundscapes—acoustic resources that are an important part of many ecosystems.

Map of proposed energy infrastructure along US-Mexico border

Message from the Director

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Instead of a wall, what if we built an energy corridor?

Freeman receives Murphy Award

March 19, 2019

Jennifer Freeman, associate professor in the School of Health Sciences and member of the executive committee at the...

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Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference (Oral Presentations)

April 4, 2019

The annual research conference with awards for top student posters and oral presentations (formerly URPS).

Students can start applying for the event.

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