Thomas More Collaborates with EPA to Enhance Opportunities for STEM Programs

Thomas More Collaborates with EPA to Enhance Opportunities for STEM Programs

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (July 8, 2021) — Thomas More University has collaborated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to facilitate environmental research, education, and training opportunities with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

The University and the EPA intend to focus on air, energy, chemical safety, sustainable waters, and sustainable communities research programs of mutual interest to benefit the Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling (CEMM) and the institution. Though the agreement between the EPA and Thomas More opens collaboration across multiple departments and programs housed within University, a large benefactor of the partnership is the University’s Biology Field Station, which is a one-of-a-kind facility for applied biological research on the Ohio River. 

“Undergraduate research and student development are at the heart of the Biology Field Station’s programs and mission,” said Chris Lorentz, Ph.D., field station director. “This agreement with the EPA provides amazing research opportunities for our students and faculty to collaborate with the nation’s leading scientists in the fields of environmental science, sustainability, and water quality. Further, the mentoring and networking opportunities are invaluable in helping our students reach their long-term career goals.”

The collaboration will prepare students for careers in environmentally related fields, encourage and facilitate training opportunities for Thomas More students and faculty at the CEMM research labs and offices, offer distance education courses, and facilitate mentoring opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at Thomas More in areas of mutual interest, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

Thomas More University provides students with something much more than job training. Graduates are prepared for any career. But they leave prepared for much more. They are exposed to the very best thought, literature, art, and music. They learn to harness the power of human reason to solve problems and discover truth. Most importantly, they have the chance to begin to become the person they were created to be. This is the power of the liberal arts in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Thomas More University. Our students come here looking for more. And that’s exactly what we offer. Here our students take that opportunity and…Make It More. Learn more at


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