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Fostering connections—among researchers across the University of Michigan and with practitioners, policymakers, and other decision makers—is central to Graham's mission.
Across the University of Michigan, experts from the sciences, arts, and humanities are working to address sustainability challenges at the intersection of the environment and society. The Graham Sustainability Institute amplifies those efforts by connecting faculty and external stakeholders, with a focus on catalyzing and supporting sustainability research collaborations that lead to real-world impact.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
By: Erin Barton
The Sustainability Funding & Networking Event brought together faculty and researchers from across campus to learn about funding available through Graham's Emerging Opportunities Program and to network around sustainability interest areas.
Graham staff provided an overview of current funding opportunities, and recently-funded investigators shared lightning talks highlighting how their projects meet the characteristics of the funding program.
There has recently been an increase in natural gas extraction efforts across the U.S., including in Michigan. Much of this increase is due to the expanded use of the process called hydraulic fracturing–popularly known as “fracking,” a method of natural gas extraction used since the 1940s. Fracking has been at the center of both wide support and concern by community members, industry, and state governments.