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Student engineers, scientists to explore sustainable energy solutions with $3 million NSF grant

AUBURN – The National Science Foundation has awarded Auburn University a $3 million, five-year grant to instruct doctoral students in the sustainable production of biofuels and chemicals. The grant, an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, or IGERT,┬áis the first awarded at Auburn.

The collaborative project, “IGERT: Integrated Biorefining for Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals,” is led by Mario Eden, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Auburn.

“Exploring bioenergy is integral to Auburn’s strategic plan and the university is uniquely suited to lead this effort because of its established track record and expertise in biorefining research and education,” said Eden, the Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan associate professor in Auburn’s Department of Chemical Engineering. “Auburn researchers are advancing the technologies that enable production of fuels and chemicals from a wide range of bioresource feedstocks.”

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National Science Foundation officials visiting local ‘STEM’ faculty and students

AUBURN – Representatives of the National Science Foundation’s Research in Disabilities Education program will visit Auburn University Monday, Feb. 22, to meet local faculty and students participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative, or STEM.

In October the NSF awarded $3 million to the Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM to help Alabama students with disabilities earn college degrees in science-related fields.

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