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Press Release 13-172

It takes a network

New EPA/NSF awards reflect the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability science

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From naturally-occurring alternatives for safer synthetic chemical agents to toxicity prediction and a new multi-scale approach for eco-smart manufacturing, the Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis awards are intended to take a bigger picture approach, looking at alternatives to chemicals and processes that negatively impact the environment.

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