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Environmental Institute

The Environmental Institute (TEI) and its associated centers promote environmental research and scholarship on campus. Activities span academic disciplines in the life sciences, natural resources, engineering, public health, and social sciences. TEI’s goal is to promote collaborations to better understand the environmental problems and challenges confronting society and to develop the tools and methods to address these challenges. Its mission is fourfold: to encourage high-quality, high-impact environmental research addressing important environmental issues; to serve as a gateway for information on environmental research and education on campus; to coordinate and foster scholarly environmental activities; and to facilitate collaborations between University researchers and public agencies and private and non-profit groups.

TEI develops interdisciplinary collaborations in the environment through research, conferences, lecture series, and groups, and includes the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center, the Environmental Analysis Laboratory, and the Earth Sciences Information Center. Center-sponsored research projects and activities involve faculty, students, and interdisciplinary working groups. TEI is a unit of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement and is located in Blaisdell House; tel. (413) 545-2842, email:, and website