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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tool Helps States Meet New Emission Standards

CMU researchers have developed an easy-to-use but technically detailed interactive tool to help states decide how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new carbon dioxide emission standards.In June 2014, the EPA proposed a Clean Power Plan under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act for the state-level regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from existing electric generating plants. The proposal, which will be finalized this summer, sets state-specific goals for CO2 emissions but provides each state with flexibility to choose how to meet its goal.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New $20M National Center for Forensic Science Launched

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a five-year, up to $20 million grant to establish a Forensic Science Center of Excellence. Based at Iowa State University, it will include researchers from Carnegie Mellon University; the University of California, Irvine; and the University of Virginia.The center's primary goal will be to build a statistically sound and scientifically solid foundation under two branches of forensics: pattern evidence (including fingerprints and bullet marks) and digital evidence (including data from cell phones and computers).
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Students Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa

Twenty-three Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences students were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society during commencement weekend. Although membership is restricted to students at the 283 American colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, there are currently more than half a million members worldwide.
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