STEEP News and Events

  • March 28: Communicating Science in a Crisis - Thursday, March 28th, 3:30PM-4:30PM. GSO, Coastal Institute Auditorium and via livestream. Speaker: Chris Reddy, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). One of the world's foremost oil spill scientists, GSO alum Chris Reddy, Ph.D. ‘98, is coming to the URI Bay Campus to discuss communicating science in… ...Read more
  • March 13: Canaries of the sea? Baleen whales as sentinels of marine pollution - Presentation by Matthew Savoca, PhD, Research Associate, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. Lecture Details: Sentinel species can provide insight into ecosystem function, act as leading indicators of risk to human health, and serve as harbingers of future environmental change. Baleen whales have been well studied as climate and ecosystem sentinels... ...Read more
  • November 8th Seminar PFAS and Diabetes: Links via the Human Metabolome - Dr. Dania Valvi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Co-director of the MS in Epidemiology program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research is focused on the impacts of the exposome on the initiation and progression of metabolic diseases in childhood and… ...Read more
  • Philippe Grandjean Sept 8: Emergence of PFAS as an Environmental Toxicant - Friday, September 8, 11am to Noon: This lecture will address the delay of crucial information about perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFAS) toxicity and the implications for human health. Recent research has identified adverse effects at lower and lower exposures. While most companies have stopped producing two forms of PFASs— perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and… ...Read more
  • June 23: Let’s Talk About PFAS: The Case of the Missing Contaminants - In this installment of the “Let’s Talk About PFAS” webinar series, STEEP scientists will discuss efforts to track down PFAS chemicals in the environment, including previously undetected PFAS on Cape Cod. Their findings raise concerns about the potential impact on drinking water quality and human health. All are welcome, but… ...Read more
  • April 14: Let’s Talk About PFAS: Don’t Need It, Don’t Use It - webinar on the essential and non-essential uses of PFAS chemicals in consumer products. Organized by the STEEP Superfund Research Program Center and hosted by the Town of Barnstable. Speaker presentations followed by Q&A with the public. The virtual event is free and open to the public. All are welcome, but registration is required. ...Read more

Past STEEP News and Events