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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.

Student group promotes peer voter registration by Oct. 9

Equipped with Zoom rooms and social distancing tools in the age of COVID-19, a group of students is demystifying the mechanics of voter registration and casting a ballot.

Four Cornellians tapped for NYS climate advisory panels

Four Cornellians have been appointed to three climate advisory panels that will inform the NYS Climate Action Council to draft a plan toward a zero-carbon state economy by 2050.

Dyson student tells Assembly how to fix NYS food insecurity

Food insecurity can be blamed on unemployment economics rather than on coronavirus hot spots, doctoral candidate Anne Byrne said in testimony Sept. 9 before at a New York State Assembly hearing.