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Dr. Callie Babbitt Awarded Nearly $1 Million NSF Grant

Dr. Callie Babbitt Awarded Nearly $1 Million NSF Grant

Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain.

The four-year project, titled “Managing Energy, Water, and Information Flows for Sustainability across the Advanced Food Ecosystem,” will launch an interdisciplinary research collaboration with faculty from five RIT colleges. The research team will study how innovative technologies, waste management systems, and policies can reduce the volume and environmental impacts of food waste—while at the same time creating economic growth and maximizing efficient use of energy and water resources.

To read more about Dr. Babbitt's research, please visit the University News.