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Portland Business Journal: PSU lands federal grant for ecodistrict energy project

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Portland State University has secured a federal grant to pay for energy upgrades that promise to transform an entire downtown neighborhood.

The Oregonian: PSU experiments with energy efficiency data, SoMa EcoDistrict hopes technology lures business

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Portland State University is launching a four-part project to improve energy efficiency and gauge whether green technology can be used to lure new business.

The school will install meters on 21 energy efficient buildings in the SoMa EcoDistrict, one of five neighborhood-level sustainability initiatives in the city. The district includes all of PSU and the commercial strip from Southeast 4th Avenue to Naito Parkway.

Portland State lands grant to fund ambitious district energy efficiency upgrades

Can an aggressive push to improve the energy efficiency of an entire city neighborhood improve its economic development prospects? Portland State University (PSU) will investigate this question and many more with the help of a new $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). 

Dr. James Pankow named Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technologies

Dr. James F. Pankow has been selected as the Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technologies in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Six PSU transportation graduate students receive national recognition

Portland State University has long been a recognized leader in promoting sustainable communities and livable cities.  With a spate of high-profile commendations in transportation research, PSU is living up to its reputation.

Portland State awards first three research prizes

Portland State University has awarded its first Faculty Research Excellence Awards to James Pankow, Steve Thorne and Ed Zaron in recognition of the originality, impact and productivity of their research programs.

The Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships established the three new awards this year to highlight faculty research accomplishments and the importance of research to the University’s mission. Each award comes with a $1,500 honorarium. 

More college students finding Personal Finance a must-have class

Portland State University has expanded its personal finance class to about 500 students this academic year.

Searching for the Origins of Life

Ph.D. student Tharuka Jayathilaka studies RNA molecules that might explain how life began on earth.
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