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BEE Grad student Lisa Watkins selected for AGU voices of science program

May 18, 2020

 In recognition of Lisa’s outstanding work, American Geophysical Union(AGU) has selected her for the 2020 Voices for Science program. This program is available to U.S.-based scientists with strong communication skills and an interest in sharing the value and impact of Earth and space science with key decision makers, journalists, and public audiences, to increase the widespread understanding of and support for science. As a member of the 2020 class, Lisa was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool based on demonstrated leadership and the potential to positively influence the local community. Congrats, Lisa!

Small Grants Program funds bioengineering project to turn rare earth metals into sustainable energy

Mar 10, 2020

With the help of funding from the Small Grants Program offered by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, postdoctoral researcher Alexa Schmitz is using bacteria to create an efficient and environmentally responsible method for extracting rare earth metals.  She is part of a research team studying biological energy capture, led by Buz Barstow, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and a Cornell Atkinson Faculty Fellow.