Partnership and Project Spotlight: Indiana State University launches its inaugural partnership with the City of Sullivan using the EPIC Model

By: Marshall Curry, Ada Inman, and Max Prestigiacomo The Sustainable Cities Program at Indiana State University launched in 2020 with its inaugural partner city, the City of Sullivan. Local news stories announced the partnership to help market listening sessions hosted by the City to encourage “community members to provide input on sustainable projects within the […]

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UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance and AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange partner to launch a cohort of community science projects in Wisconsin

EPIC-N brings international partner to support Community Science projects. By Ada Inman Following the public announcement of their partnership, EPIC-N and the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) engaged one the EPIC Model programs, the University of Wisconsin’s UniverCity Alliance (UCA) to launch a pilot cohort of community science projects in Wisconsin. UCA, TEX, and […]

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Amanda Torres plans with resilience in mind following her partnership with Texas A&M’s Texas Target Communities

Amanda Torres plans with resilience in mind following her partnership with Texas A&M's Texas Target Communities

Max Prestigiacomo is a new addition to the EPIC-N team. Max is a student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is pursuing a public policy and sociology degree. Max is from Madison, WI, and has been involved in organizing efforts around the Climate Crisis in his community. In September of 2019, Max joined Climate Activists from across the Globe at the United Nations Climate Summit. Before joining EPIC-N and COWS, Max ran for office and won a seat on the Madison Common Council representing most of the campus area. […]

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Forrest Williams connects his student experience to his local government career to develop comprehensive plan

Bio Forrest Williams graduated from Texas A&M University with his bachelors in 2017 and then went to grad school at Texas A&M and graduated with a Master’s in Urban Planning in 2019. While in his masters program he worked at Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) as a graduate assistant researcher, where I assisted in various projects […]

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Partnership between the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and EPIC-N Continues for a Second Year

By Jules Seay and Marshall Curry The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development and EPIC-N have entered the second year of their partnership! The partnership formally began in July 2020, and this year will continue:   Advancing campus-community partnerships to support environmental, public health, and revitalization efforts  Researching, understanding, and […]

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EPIC-N’s inaugural Communities of Practice in motion and creating meaningful collaboration

EPIC-N’s Rural and Assessment Community of Practice groups are off to a great start! Following their launch in fall 2021, members of the EPIC-Network inaugural communities of practice (COP) have convened bi-weekly to discuss best practices, personal experiences, and questions regarding their topic. The Rural COP is co-led by Megan Banks of the University of […]

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2021 EPIC-Network Conference a Great Success

The 2021 EPIC-Network Conference was held virtually October 5-7. The conference featured nine individual sessions highlighting EPIC-N programs, partners, and friends of the Network. The virtual, interactive event focused on updating the membership on the growth and proliferation of the EPIC Network, the trending topics affecting EPIC programs, and the resources available to tackle them. […]

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Jason Sutedja analyzes examples of urban planning, environmental justice, and resilience in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Jason Sutedja Student,University of California, Los AngelesVirtual Intern,US Environmental Protection Agencyjason.sutedja@gmail.comJason’s LinkedIn Favorite Place One of my favorite places is a small park in my hometown. It has a great balance of trees and open space that makes it a great place to hold events or hang out. I love that it is frequented by […]

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Bonita C. Johnson fosters the integration of environmental justice, climate justice, and equity in EPA programs while mentoring participating US EPA interns

Bonita C. Johnson Senior Physical ScientistUSA EPA-Region 4Johnson.Bonita@epa.gov Favorite Place Visiting any water body provides me with a sense of peace, but interestingly, my favorite place is not a beach. Tuskegee University, an Historically Black College and University, is my favorite place. Inspired by the innovativeness of Dr. George Washington Carver who discovered over 300 […]

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Luci Newsom builds features in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Luci Newsom builds features in the EPIC-N Project Database via the US EPA internship

Luci Newsom is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying urban planning with a minor in environmental studies. I currently live in Williamsburg, VA, where most of my time is spent working at my internships (one with a private planning firm and this one with the EPA) or doing schoolwork. When I do have free time, I like to do outdoor activities and hang out with friends on my campus. […]

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