Category: Event

Spring 2019 BU URBAN Seminar Series

Interested in Urban Science? We have some exciting talks lined up for our seminar series this semester that emphasize the connection between urban biogeoscience and environmental health. 

The first BU URBAN Workshop is a success!

One day into the fall semester at Boston University we hosted our first BU URBAN Introductory Workshop. We were excited to meet our 14 trainees of the 2018 cohort for the first time and made sure to help them get the most out of this 4-hour event. The weather could not have been better for our planned trip to the BU Urban Laboratory atop the roof of one of BU’s largest buildings. Here, students learned about our urban measurement site that has high-precision sensors that measure atmospheric mercury, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and nitrogen deposition.

Welcome 2018 BU URBAN cohort!

We welcome the 2018 cohort of NRT trainees into the BU URBAN program! Our trainees come from 4 departments and are at various stages of their Ph.D.: Departments: 1 Biology, 6 Earth & Environment, 6 Environmental Health, 1 Statistics PhD stages: 5 Incoming, 4 first year, 3 second year, 1 third year, 1 fifth year To learn more […]

Steps to a Fulfilling Career in Science

It is never too late to start thinking about career plans. Get inspired byJoanne Kamens’s presentation on September 26, 2018 to seek information and connections that will help chart a course for a happy and long-term career in science.

2018 Spring Symposium Recap

Cities are the powerhouses that have the opportunity to change our livelihoods by virtue of being centers of economic activity and home to more than half of the globe’s population. Cities also contain hotspots of air pollution and public health challenges, but through robust policies and long-term thinking, our cities can support both human populations and natural ecosystems. Our graduate program in Biogeoscience and Environmental Health aims to train students to conduct research to advance environmental policy and make cities more sustainable. The first BU URBAN Spring Symposium brought together students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to share and brainstorm ideas for new collaborative projects that blend science with action.

Small grants Available to Support BU URBAN Research

Small grants in the amount of $1000 to $4000 are available from the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future to support new collaborative research related to the BU URBAN NRT program. The grants are intended to facilitate new collaborations between different researchers, especially researchers from different departments or schools within BU.

2018 Spring Symposium

Join us for our first Spring Symposium on April 25, 2018. Learn about the Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health, meet affiliated faculty and staff, and share your ideas on tackling urban environmental challenges.


Regional SACNAS Meeting

On April 21, 2018 NRT Program Manager Laura Schifman will present a poster “Boston University Graduate Program in Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health: Training Ph.D. Students to Tackle Urban Environmental Challenges” at the Regional SACNAS Meeting at UMass Medical School.