Sunday, August 25, 2019

EPA and Georgia Tech sign MOU for cooperation on research, student opportunities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) recently signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see them cooperate on environmental policy work and internship opportunities for students.

“Institutions like Georgia Tech are an incredible asset, because of the skilled resources at their disposal,” Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney said. “The signing of this MOU further strengthens educational and environmental ties and provides a forum for discussing emerging environmental issues and interest in environmental careers with future leaders.”

The EPA and Georgia Tech will work together to enhance research, knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, career development and leadership in environmental sciences and engineering. Georgia Tech hopes to further its climate change research and the EPA is looking to attract a diverse workforce through working with Georgia Tech students.

“Georgia Tech has had a fruitful relationship with the EPA which has expressed its confidence in the quality of our work by providing significant research funds,” Georgia Institute of Technology President G.P. “Bud” Peterson said. “This memorandum further strengthens the collaborative ties between Georgia Tech and the EPA and has the potential to serve as a powerful impetus for enhancing research, knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement, career development, and leadership in environmental sciences, engineering, and policy research.”

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