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  • CE-CERT and Bourns Host 2018 STEP Conference
    (October 11, 2018) On October 3, 2018, the Center for Environmental Research and Technology partnered with Bourns, Inc. to host the annual STEPCon event. This conference, now in its 8th year, aims to promote interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field careers for students through the exploration of the most current research and technology in these areas.
  • Renewable Natural Gas Can Help California Meet Climate Goals
    (September 27, 2018) The University of California, Riverside's Center for Renewable Natural Gas has released a study evaluating California's renewable methane production potential from in-state resources through landfill gas upgrading and anaerobic digestion. The study shows that renewable natural gas from existing resources can play a key role in helping the state achieve its climate and renewable energy goals.
  • STEM LEAPS Student Project Team Develops Early Warning System for First Responders
    (September 26, 2018) Daven Segura (California State University Monterey Bay), Efren Doroteo (San Bernardino Valley College), Mario Orendain, Jr., Carlos Morton III, and Leonardo Rodriguez (all from Riverside City College) are working with Bourns, Inc. and the Center for Environmental Research (CE-CERT) to develop an early warning system to make it easier for drivers and pedestrians to clear the way for first responders.
  • CE-CERT Researchers Find that Natural Gas Engines Can Reduce Smog from Heavy-Duty Trucks
    (September 4, 2018) The University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced the results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California's lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during all types of driving.
  • CE-CERT Partners with UCR Office of Sustainability for Clean Air Day Event
    (August 27, 2018) The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) is pleased to partner with UC Riverside's Office of Sustainability in its efforts to make a difference in the areas of public health, air quality, and climate change through participation in the Coalition for Clean Air's California Clean Air Day Event on October 3, 2018.
  • ACT (Air Quality and Climate Change Training) Program Celebrates Successful Launch
    (August 10, 2018) The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) recently celebrated the successful launch of the Air Quality and Climate Change Training (ACT) program.
  • 2018-2019 Scholarship Awardees Announced
    (July 20, 2018) CE-CERT is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 scholarship awards. A total of 11 awardees (seven graduate and four undergraduate) were selected after a competitive review process. We are proud to help these outstanding individuals meet the challenge of financing their education and research.
  • 2018-2019 National Center for Sustainable Transportation Awardees Announced
    (July 20, 2018) The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers funded by the US Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology under the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program. NCST brings together six innovative universities with the goal to move the US towards a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system. CE-CERT is proud to offer the NCST Fellowship and Dissertation Awards to qualified graduate students that are engaged in research that addresses sustainable transportation.
  • CE-CERT and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Host Symposium in Honor of CARB's 50th Anniversary
    (June 7, 2018) UCR CE-CERT hosted a symposium in celebration of CARB's 50 year history of innovative research and game changing technologies and policies that we have pioneered as a region.
  • 8th Annual PEMS Conference Showcases Partnership Between CE-CERT and AVL
    (April 25, 2018) In March 2018, CE-CERT hosted its 8th Annual Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) International Conference and Workshop, an event that has seen a significant increase in both attendance and in its acknowledgement as an important contributor to the industry's body of knowledge since its inception in 2010. The PEMS Conference sponsor AVL Test Systems, Inc. was honored at an evening reception on the first day of the conference, highlighting their $1 million donation of emissions test instrumentation and software in support of modernizing CE-CERT's light-duty testing facility.
  • CE-CERT Launches the Air Quality and Climate Research Training (ACT) Program
    (April 25, 2018) CE-CERT recently launched its new educational initiative aimed at preparing students and professionals of all experience levels across a variety of industries to help the State of California meet its clean air goals through the understanding and application of the latest related research and technologies.
  • Winter Events Highlight CE-CERT's Innovative Technology
    (April 25, 2018) The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) opened 2018 with two events in support of its mission to address society's most pressing environmental challenges in air, energy, and transportation.
  • Robotics for Renewables: UCR Students Engineer Solar Panel Cleaning Robots
    (March 15, 2018) On Friday, March 9th, 2018, 12 of UC Riverside's Electrical and Computer Engineering students applied their engineering and robotics skills to one of the real-world problems associated with the use of solar panels: the removal of the dirt and debris that inhibit panel performance.
  • CE-CERT Director Dr. Matthew Barth Featured in Climate Lab Video Series
    (November 27, 2017) Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) Director Dr. Matthew Barth shared his views about how the use of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies can help to mitigate the environmental impact of 2-Day Shipping in the latest episode of the Climate Lab video series.
  • California Air Resources Board Southern California Headquarters Ground Breaking Event
    (November 27, 2017) After a 2016 vote to relocate its motor vehicle and engine emissions testing and research facility from El Monte to Riverside, the California Air Resources Board broke ground on its new property on October 27, 2017. The $419 million Southern California headquarters will be located on a 19-acre site on Iowa Avenue near Martin Luther King Boulevard, adjacent to the UCR campus, and is projected to bring with it approximately 400 jobs.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
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