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Using microbes, scientists aim to extract rare-earth elements

A U.S. Department of Energy agency has awarded $1 million to Cornell researchers, who are using programmed microbes to mine rare-earth minerals used in consumer electronics and advanced renewable energy.

CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling

With help from Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Buffalo City School District unveiled a new Farm to School food truck, which will bring locally-sourced hot food to inner city families.

Summer interns discuss storytelling project in CCE podcast

This summer, three Cornell student interns worked with New York State 4-H youth on a Rural Storytelling Project, a virtual program for kids across three New York counties that culminated with a virtual showcase of youth storytelling talent.

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Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts

Engineering professor Max Zhang has been awarded a NYSERDA grant to determine efficient solar farm array configurations so the state can avoid land-use conflicts or spoiling precious agricultural space.

Grant supports development of efficient offshore wind farms

A new interdisciplinary research project is designed to unlock the power of wind energy by optimizing the spacing between wind turbines and wind turbine arrays to maximize power production.

New grant fuels better nutrient management in vineyards

A $676,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help Cornell researchers, who are using high-resolution sensors to help vineyard growers identify nutrient deficiencies.

Summer program helped bolster local indigent defense

The Cornell Defender Program virtually teamed undergraduates and law students with trial attorneys to support indigent defense in Tompkins County and a more diverse pipeline of students interested in law careers.

CCMR JumpStart program funding three NYS companies

Three New York state companies have been chosen to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with faculty members to develop and improve their products.

Grant will help researchers prevent apple fire blight in US

A $779,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food Agriculture will help Cornell researchers prevent fire blight disease in apples and pears before it starts.