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DuPont Challenge Essay Assignment
Your essay needs to follow the format and content requirements found at the DuPont Challenge
Your topic must include a connection to chemistry.
Topics must be selected by Wednesday December 1.
First draft due at the beginning of class on Monday December 6.
Final draft due at the beginning of class on Monday December 13.
Extra credit is available for including a reference to some research related to your topic that is taking place on the UIUC campus.
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Virginia Supreme Court Protects Climate Researcher's E-mails
University of Virginia will not release Michael Mann's e-mails relating to the once-contested "hockey stick" global temperature graph
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Updating Lighting Fixtures (70s House Eco Renovation series)
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Installing a low flow showerhead (70s House Eco Renovation series)
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An easy DIY project that will result in immediate savings. By Kenneth Barbalace
Replacing Carpets (70s House Eco Renovation series)
May 2, 2009
Soybean based padding, recycled PET carpets, low VOCs, reduced health concerns. By Kenneth Barbalace
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Biofueling the future
Feb 11, 2008
Whatever their motivation - be it energy independence for the U.S. or an attempt at fighting climate change for Europe - world governments are now heavily subsidizing biofuels.
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