Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program

2014 TRI University Challenge

Every year, thousands of U.S. manufacturing facilities submit reports on their waste management practices of certain toxic chemicals, including the release of those chemicals into the environment. The TRI Program makes these data available to everyone through a variety of online reports, search tools and applications.

In Spring 2014, we challenged the academic community to find innovative and creative uses of TRI data and related information to promote more informed decision-making and action on the part of communities, manufacturers, and government.

2014 Challenge Results

We received 11 outstanding applications in response to the 2014 Challenge, and we are excited to announce that we will be working with six academic partners for the 2014-2015 school year.

The six project proposals that were selected for the 2014 TRI University Challenge came from faculty and students at the following academic institutions:

  • Drew University – Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Southeastern Louisiana University – Computer Science and Industrial Technology
  • SUNY Plattsburgh - Center for Earth and Environmental Science
  • Tennessee State University - Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory
  • University of California, Los Angeles - Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
  • University of South Carolina – Department of Geography

Learn more about each of these six projects on our 2014-15 TRI University Challenge Academic Partners webpage.