spacer
               Type keyword:  
 
| |
Press Release  
Release Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:29 PM
Howard University Logo
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Rachel Mann
Communications Specialist
Office of University Communications
rachel.mann@howard.edu
202.238.2631
     
http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/      
Howard and EPA Renew Collaboration Agreement
President Ribeau signs five-year MOU with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau

WASHINGTON (January 30, 2012) – Today, Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau and EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two institutions at the EPA headquarters. The MOU extends a five-year partnership in research, technology development, and student career advancement. 
 
The new agreement represents a continuation of existing collaboration between Howard and the EPA. Goals of the partnership include enhancing student and faculty participation in research and technology development and increasing student access to employment opportunities at the EPA.

Recently, Howard expanded the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, which is developing an interdisciplinary doctoral program that will be implemented in the Fall semester of 2013. Also, the University’s Architecture and Design Department is transforming its curriculum with offerings of green and sustainability design programs for tomorrow’s workforce of environmentally knowledgeable architects.

Administrator Jackson also signed similar MOUs with the presidents of Bowie State University and Wilberforce University at today’s event.

Howard and the EPA first entered into a collaboration agreement in 2006 as a joint response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The aim of the combined effort was to assist students impacted by the devastating natural disasters. Continuation of the agreements underlines the EPA’s desire to ensure a diverse workforce through internships, full-time employment opportunities for students, research grants and faculty development programs.

To learn more about the EPA, visit http://www.epa.gov/.

ABOUT HOWARD

Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


spacer
 Howard University Office of University Communications,
2225 Georgia Ave. NW,
Suite 603, Washington, D.C. 20059
Webmaster / Contacts
- WWW Disclaimer
Follow Howard U.on :
Facebook Twitter Blog
youtubeicon
free html visitor counters