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Cornell to administer Grow-NY contest for food, ag startups

Grow-NY, announced May 31 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be one of the largest food and agriculture business competitions in the nation, supporting innovative startups in food production and agriculture.

Atkinson Academic Venture Fund awards $1.3M to 10 projects

The Atkinson Center is awarding more than $1.3 million in seed grants to support roughly a dozen interdisciplinary research collaborations at Cornell that address key sustainability challenges.

Cornell team, EPA to partner on emissions big data project

Max Zhang and students will work with EPA experts over the next year on a machine learning model to predict fossil fuel emissions.

CALS program educates onion farmers to fight pests, cut chemical sprays

A common onion pest was wreaking havoc on New York state onion crops, but Brian Nault of Cornell AgriTech developed a science-based strategy that has decreased pesticide use and improved onion quality.

Cornell supports service animals with free eye examinations

The College of Veterinary Medicine in May offered free eye examinations for service animals as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam.

Winter could pose solar farm ‘ramping’ snag for power grid

While solar farms help summer electricity demand, Cornell engineers caution that upstate winters could prompt “ramping” – bursts of sudden increases or decreases in electricity demand.

Graduate student Nicole Chu creates framework for personal air quality sensors

Since last August, graduate student Nicole Chu has been fabricating the foundation of a wearable air quality monitoring device, by using tools at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility.

CRP students, faculty, alumni renovate Oneida mansion

Historic Preservation Planning students spent their annual Work Weekend doing restoration work on the historic Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida, New York.

CUCE-NYC educator receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte ’72, a senior extension associate, director of community relations, and the family and youth development program leader for Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC, is the latest recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award.

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