The accomplishments of researchers at Temple deserve recognition.
On any given week, Temple researchers flood the headlines in local and national publications, explaining, often in scientific terms, the influential projects they’ve undertaken. While The Temple News might not always recognize Temple research with featured stories on the front page, we acknowledge and support the important research in our own backyard and encourage students to do the same.
This week in “Engineering research aids oil cleanup, Page 1, Valerie Rubinsky reports the work of Dr. Michel Boufadel and his team of researchers and undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of engineering, environmental studies and chemistry. Boufadel and his team have been examining ways to remove oil trapped in the beaches of Prince William Sound in Alaska from the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. In addition to testing a way to remove the oil this May, Boufadel and his team have assisted in cleanup and research efforts for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Earlier this year, The Temple News spoke with Dr. George Tuszynski, a neuroscience professor who hopes to use a protein-based therapy to treat acute myeloid leukemia.
Additionally, we’ve reported on the millions of dollars in grant money that Temple researchers and their students have won this year to continue their important studies.
Temple, which has been recognized by the Center for Measuring University Performance as a Top Research University in 2009, the most recent report year, is a major research university, and researchers and their students continue to make significant strides in their respective communities.
The Temple News is proud of the accomplishments of Temple’s researchers and their students and encourages the rest of the Temple community to take pride in those accomplishments as well.