Tennessee State University was recently announced as part of a national consortium of colleges and universities partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote awareness of air toxicity.
The 2014 Toxic Release Inventory University Challenge promotes student innovation in raising awareness around environmental hazards in communities nationwide. TSU was selected from a pool of 11 institutional applicants, and will conduct research and awareness campaigns through its Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory.
The winning proposal was submitted by associate Geography professor Dr. David A. Padgett. Tennessee State is the only historically Black college in this year’s consortium.