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Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has awarded seed grants to 22 groups of interdisciplinary researchers for the 2020-21 award cycle. This year, seed grants were awarded to proposals focusing on at least one of IEE’s five strategic research themes — Climate and Ecosystem Change, Health and the Environment, Integrated Energy Systems, Urban Systems, and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.

LaunchBox announces winners in inaugural Dare to Dream Competition

The North Central PA LaunchBox helped to make the end of the school year memorable for two students from DuBois Area High School. Peyton Kifer and Abigail Riffe, both 14 years old, were named winners in the inaugural LaunchBox “Dare to Dream” competition. Kifer took first place and Riffe second place in this pilot program that sought out ideas for new products or business ideas that would support the local economy.