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01/2018—Rachel Chen, Director of ISSE's Center for Sustainable Business and Development, was named a 2016-17 Fellow by UT's Center for Transportation Research. [Read More Here]

01/2018—A recent article co-authored by ISSE Director Terry Hazen, "Community proteogenomics reveals the systemic impact of phosphorus availability on microbial functions in tropical soil," was picked up by several news services: in Technology Networks dated Jan. 25, 2018—Multi-Pronged Analysis Uncovers How Microbes Survive in Phosphorus-Poor Environments; in SEEDDAILY dated Jan. 25, 2018—Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-deficient Tropical Soil; in Science Newsline dated Jan. 23, 2018Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-deficient Tropical Soil; in Newswise dated Jan. 22, 2018—Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-deficient Tropical Soil; in EurekAlert! dated Jan. 22, 2018—Researchers Reveal How Microbes Cope in Phosphorus-deficient Tropical Soil; in PhysORG dated Jan. 22, 2018—Researchers reveal how microbes cope in phosphorus-deficient tropical soil; and in ORNL News dated Jan. 22, 2018—Researchers reveal how microbes cope in phosphorus-deficient tropical soil.

10/2017—TNWRRC Director Thanos Papanicolaou and his team are conducting experiments to investigate how past, present, and future human activities and climate affect the health of soil. [Read More Here]

10/2017— Read the Fall 2017 Fuels Fix, an e-zine promoting the successes of Clean Cities Coalitions nationwide, published by ISSE's East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition.

10/2017—The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center and the Town of Farragut are working together to identify, locate, and assess the different stormwater structures that are owned by the Town. [Read more here]

09/2017— The 6th Annual Watershed Symposium, held September 26, 2017 at UT, was hosted by the Watershed Faculty Consortium to provide university students an opportunity to learn a new skill with hands-on application, engage with industry and agency professionals in watershed-related fields, and participate in a problem-based Community Charrette to envision the future of the Tennessee River and its watershed. Refreshments and administrative support were provided by ISSE.

09/2017—ISSE's Center for Sustainable Business and Development prepared a "25-Year Economic Impact" report (released Summer 2017) for the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

08/2017—TNWRRC researcher Jon Hathaway (an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UT) is an expert in flooding, water runoff, and urban water issues. He provides some information about the issues facing Texas and Louisiana when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey begin to recede.

08/2017—Read about the 2016-17 TNWRRC Adopt-A-Watershed program and read local news articles on the activities.

07/2017—The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System officially launched its 15 new propane-powered Type C school buses, funded partially through a “Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee” grant that ISSE's Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels) manages for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). [Read the story in the CMCSS Focus and in the Leaf-Chronicle.]

07/2017—TNWRRC and local partners sponsor community outreach events throughout the year. Read about their 2016-17 activities.

06/2017—Thanos Papanicolaou, Director of ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, was named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a honor that is bestowed on only 1.2% of ASCE members.

06/2017— ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) facilitates pervious concrete sidewalk in the Halls Outdoor Classroom to benefit handicapped students. [more]

06/2017—Maria F. Campa (student of ISSE's Dr. Hazen) gave her outstanding abstract award at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2017 annual meeting in New Orleans. Read the abstract here.

05/2017—ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center staff played a major role in the Harrell Road Stormwater Park Development. Read about the new park in the Tennessee Stormwater Association News & Information on page three.

04/2017—Read the Spring 2017 TNWRRC email newsletter, produced by ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center

04/2017—ISSE Director Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair Professor for Environmental Biotechnology, delivered an invited plenary talk for more than 500 scientists at the Bolger Conference Center in Potomac, Maryland, on April 25 during the 2017 DOE TES/SBR Joint Investigators Meeting. Hazen spoke on the “ENIGMA Project: Lab to Field and Back — Environmental System Microbiome.”

03/2017—Melissa Goldberg, with ISSE's East Tennessee Clean Fuels, made a presentation at the 3rd Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium on March 21, 2017. Her talk is titled "East Tennessee Clean Fuels - STEM deployment and beyond."

03/2017— Hannah Woo presented her doctoral dissertation defense, titled "The microbial ecology of bacterial lignocellulose degradation in the ocean," on March 24, 2017. ISSE Director Terry Hazen is Hannah's graduate advisor.

03/2017—ISSE is featured in an article (page 18) in the Spring 2016 edition of Tennessee Engineer, a publication by UT's College of Engineering.

01/2017—T. C. Hazen. Invited Symposia. Environmental Justice and Disposal of Toxic Waste. January 24, 2017. Washington, D.C. Integrating Environment and Health, 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment

01/2017—Read the Winter 2017 Fuels Fix, an e-zine promoting the successes of Clean Cities Coalitions nationwide.

01/2017—ISSE's East TN Clean Fuels Coalition is happy to announce they won all four of the private company CMAQ proposals they submitted through UTK (as the project sponsor). Two companies in Memphis and two companies in Chattanooga will receive assistance to replace or upfit vehicles. The businesses include a street sweeping service, a beverage dealer/distributor, a delivery service contractor, and a taxi and shuttle business. In addition, the coalition helped about five other entities with proposal submissions, and it appears that all of the AFV projects were funded. Anderson County, Powell-Clinch Utility District, and the City of Knoxville are some of the other project partners.

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