Pamela Templer Awarded $3 Million NSF Research Traineeship Grant

templerheadshotPamela Templer, a Professor in the Biology Department and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was recently awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) grant. The NRT program awarded a total of $51 million across 17 projects to “develop and implement bold, new, potentially transformative models for graduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.”

Prof. Templer’s project, titled “Boston UniverCity: Partnering Graduate Students and Cities to Tackle Urban Environmental Challenges,” will train 60 Ph.D. students to address pressing environmental problems facing cities, using an interdisciplinary approach fusing biogeoscience, environmental health, and statistics. Prof. Templer is the PI on the $3 million, five-year project, and Faculty Research Fellow Prof. Lucy Hutyra (Earth & Environment) and Prof. Jonathan Levy (School of Public Health) are Co-PIs.

As a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, Prof. Templer and Prof. Hutyra established the first urban nitrogen monitoring stations in the City of Boston as part of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). Click here to read more about their Pardee Center project.