Tuskegee University Enters Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Tuskegee President Gilbert Rochon and EPA administrator Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will enhance the university’s research, teaching, outreach, and career development programs in the environmental sciences and engineering.

Under the agreement, the university will work with the EPA to reduce pollution in Alabama’s Black Belt region. EPA scientists will cooperate with the university’s agricultural and environmental engineering sciences doctoral program offering students and faculty an opportunity to work with the agency on projects that deal with climate change, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, urban sprawl, and water reclamation.

Glibert L. Rochon, president of Tuskegee University, said that the agreement will allow the university to look “at how cutting-edge environmental technologies can allow us to engage with our local and regional communities to enhance economic development.”

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