BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy to Focus on Equity and Justice in the Climate Change Fight

Transitioning the world to sustainable energy without leaving marginalized communities behind is a top priority for new leadership team, including director Benjamin Sovacool.

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Going Big: Strategies for Securing Large-Scale Federal Awards

Federal Relations and the Office of Research held a workshop on strategies for securing large-scale federal awards on November 2, 2020. Are you interested in building towards a center-scale research award but unsure how to get started? Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a federal lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC, discussed strategies for researchers to ramp […]

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Here’s How to Really Improve Gender Diversity in STEM Research

BU engineer and peers recommend formal policies that could level the playing field between men and women Boston University engineer Joyce Wong is a co-author on a new Science paper suggesting policies that could increase gender diversity in the STEM research workforce. Photo by Dave Green.   “Oh, that’s terrible, but that doesn’t happen here.” […]

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CAS Prof Wins Nearly $1M to Study Interaction of Natural and Human Emissions

Jeffrey Geddes gets two federal research awards to examine impact on air quality Jeffrey Geddes uses remote sensing observations, computer modeling, and targeted field observations to study atmospheric chemistry and air quality. Photo (left) by Jackie Ricciardi. BU’s Jeffrey Geddes has won two early career federal research awards totaling nearly $1 million to advance his work […]

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Congress Resists Research Cuts

2017 budget seen as hopeful preview for next round: 2018 funding Congress’ budget agreement for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 is good news for researchers and student aid—and a likely preview of how Congress will respond to Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, with its massive cuts to research and higher education. Photo by mj0007/iStock. Like […]

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Trustee’s Gift Ignites Student Entrepreneurship

BU Spark! connects technology ideas with expertise, funding Ziba Cranmer leads BU Spark! the new in-house incubator for student technology projects at the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. BU students have a new way to get their great ideas off their hard drives and into the world. Created […]

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Bucking Trends, BU Outside Funding Continues to Rise

Team behind the scenes keeps the money coming in Amy Lieberman, an SED assistant professor of deaf studies, says BU “made it clear that my research was going to be valued and supported here. It’s a big part of the reason I came.” Photo by Cydney Scott. The chart of United States R&D funding, as […]

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Advocating for Science on Capitol Hill

Grad students learn to lobby for policy, funding Graduate students in the sciences learn how to advocate for science on Capitol Hill in the Making Our CASE: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshops. Photo by Nicolas Raymond via Creative Commons license. The federal government funds about 80 percent of the research conducted at Boston […]

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