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New NSF grant on duckweed treatment of agricultural wastewater

Though we’ve been mostly focusing on hydrology and water quality challenges in the urban built environment, many ecological engineering solutions and BMPs used in urban settings to manage nutrients are also used in agricultural systems. Lauren is excited to be a...

ASCE Best Paper Award

Dr. McPhillips received the 2020 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers! The paper is titled “Nutrient Leaching and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Grassed Detention and...

Our work highlighted on Sustainability Institute annual report

We were pleasantly surprised to see some familiar faces on the cover of Penn State Sustainability Institute’s annual report for last year. This photo is from our work that started last summer, focusing on creating a campus ‘living lab’ to study green...

New university strategic initiative grant

Dr. McPhillips is a Co-PI on a new grant under Penn State’s University Strategic Initiatives program called “Greening our stormwater: using campuses as living labs for green stormwater infrastructure”. The project is led by Dr. Hong Wu from Penn...