Category Archives: Institute Highlights

ISTC hosts Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week

With funding from the UI Office of Public Engagement, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is hosting a Sustainability Film Festival during Earth Week on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three documentaries will be screened at … Continue reading

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Prairie Research Institute Anniversary Lecture Series: Nunavut: Canada’s Frozen Territory on April 30

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:00 p.m. Lecture Beckman Auditorium of the Beckman Institute 405 N. Mathews, Urbana Free and open to the public Directions and Parking Information RSVP on the facebook event page. Speaker: Bill Shilts, Founding Executive Director of … Continue reading

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ISTC releases five new case studies

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center recently published five new case studies. They are: Governor’s Sustainability Award Case Studies C-U Mass Transit District J.L. Clark E3 Case Study American Standard Circuits, Inc. Zero Waste Case Studies City of Urbana Illinois Sustainable … Continue reading

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2014 Prairie Research Institute Science Camp

The Prairie Research Institute, along with the five scientific Surveys, is pleased to announce the 2014 Prairie Research Institute Science Camp. This STEM experience is a week-long day camp where high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates have the opportunity … Continue reading

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New ISTC technical report on the feasibility of saline aquaculture in Illinois

TR- 051 On the Feasibility of Establishing a Saline Aquaculture Industry in Illinois / Small, Brian; Rajagopalan, Nandakishore; Quagrainie, Kwamena. — Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2014. Abstract: A considerable quantity of saline water is available in Illinois … Continue reading

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New Species brought to you by the Illinois Natural History Survey in 2013

More than 100 new species, 10 new genera and 10 new families were described in papers authored by Illinois Natural History Survey scientists in 2013.  The majority of the newly described species are insects, but fungi, a spider, a plant, … Continue reading

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Veteran Researcher Named State Pollution Prevention Scientist

Nandakishore Rajagopalan has been appointed the Illinois Pollution Prevention Scientist. The new designation was established in August 2013 by the Illinois State Legislature. The designee serves as the authoritative spokesperson on matters of pollution prevention fact and policy for the … Continue reading

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O’Brien Appointed Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Director

Kevin O’Brien, Ph.D., has been appointed Director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective Dec. 2, 2013. Most recently Dr. O’Brien served as president of … Continue reading

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Fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats proves hardy survivor

Graduate student Daniel Raudabaugh and mycologist Andrew Miller of the Illinois Natural History Survey conducted the first in-depth study of the basic biology of P. destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. The study appears in PLOS One. … Continue reading

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Upcoming sustainability events at ISTC

Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story When: October 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm Where: SJW Conference Room at ISTC; One E. Hazelwood Dr. in Champaign, IL. Registration: This event is free and open to the public. One dollar pizza and … Continue reading

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