Purdue Today

September 18, 2008

Today: Research Day

Purdue's carbon footprint was measured at 3.6 carbon metric tons per capita in April 2007, below the national average of 6.  Students in last year’s Carbon Neutrality at Purdue class developed proposals for reducing it even further.

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center is piloting its Hestia system to quantify all fossil fuel-based carbon dioxide emissions, down to the neighborhood and roadway scale, hour-by-hour. That information will help weigh the environmental impact of future growth and development.

Learn more about the research being conducted at Purdue by visiting Purdue’s Green Week Web site.  


* "Contaminants and their effects on fish and wildlife." College of Agriculture Brown Bag Lunch. Speaker: Maria Sepulveda, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources. Noon. Dean's Auditorium, Pfendler Hall.

* "Hot, Flat and Crowded: A Discussion on Research at the Intersection of Climate, Environment and Energy Technologies." Discovery Park.
     * Poster session and reception. 4 p.m. STEW 214AB.   
     * Discovery Park Program. 5:50 p.m. STEW 214ABC.
     * Award Announcements. 6:15 p.m. STEW 214ABC.

Additional resources:

Discovery Park’s Energy Center: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/energy/

Purdue’s Center for the Environment: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/energy/

Purdue Interdisciplinary Center for Ecological Sustainability: http://www.purdue.edu/pices/