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Applied sciences and engineering/Engineering/Geological engineering

Hydraulic Fracturing is a common drilling technique that involves injecting large quantities of fluids into rock formations to release oil and gas. Studies show that hydraulic fracturing can lead to environmental issues such as water contamination, soil contamination, and air pollution including the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. 

STPF alumni Jim Fleming and Kanya Long reflect on their experiences in the Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship.

A blue-ribbon coalition of fifty-six leading U.S. nonpartisan organizations, representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers, are calling on U.S. Presidential candidates to address a set of twenty major issues in science, engineering, health and the environment, and encouraging journalists and voters to press the candidates on them during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election season.
Long-standing debates continued over space exploration, the earth sciences, social and behavioral research, and advanced manufacturing.