Monday, November 30, 2009

Alan Goldman and New Rutgers "Signature" Energy Course Benefit from CENTC Outreach Experience

CENTC investigator Alan Goldman (Rutgers University) recently co-created a new "signature" course designed to introduce science to non-science majors at Rutgers. The course is focused on Energy and Climate and is co-taught by four Rutgers professors from the Departments of Marine, Earth, and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Physics. The course was reported on by the New Jersey newspaper The Star-Ledger:

Alan Goldman's participation in the development of the course is largely an outgrowth of his participation in CENTC's outreach program to high schools ( as well as attempts as a CENTC PI to be more engaged in outreach.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now available for the CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program. Undergraduate fellowships are available to conduct research at a choice of CENTC’s 13 locations during the summer of 2010. The program is 10 weeks long, running from June 14, 2010 through August 20, 2010. Fellows will receive a stipend and compensation for travel and housing. For more information and to download an application, visit:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Melanie Sanford Receives BASF Catalysis Award 2009

CENTC investigator Melanie Sanford was recently awarded the BASF Catalysis Award 2009 for her research seeking new catalytic reactions for cleaner systems and greener processes in chemistry. Read the BASF press release here:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Karen Goldberg Interviewed by EarthSky

CENTC Director Karen Goldberg was interviewed by EarthSky recently on the topic of converting methane to methanol. You can listen here or read the transcript at EarthSky:

90 Second Interview
8 Minute Interview

Related links:
CENTC Researchers Characterize Methane-Metal Complex