Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Penn State Campus: 
University Park
Location or Building Name: 
113 Land and Water Research Building

Workshop Announcement

  • August 22, 2017
  • Noon–2 p.m.    
  • 113 Land and Water Research Building

The Penn State Sustainability Institute, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office are jointly hosting a discussion of opportunities for U.S.-China collaborations on research on the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, urban sustainability, global change, and manufacturing. A target for this discussion is the identification of teaming opportunities around topics of interest announced in NSF 17-099 Dear Colleague Letter focused on:

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)

  1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
  2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.

Interested applicants must have a partner in China who will submit a companion proposal to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The goal for this discussion is to facilitate teaming of opportunities between partners with relevant research interests and the appropriate in-country connection.  

Participants are invited to register to attend at this link:

Registrants who wish to present information on an existing U.S.-China relationship or research expertise related to the NSF 17-099 Letter, are invited to request a 5-minute slot on the discussion agenda by sending an email to Lorraine Mulfinger at

Online registration is encouraged prior to August 21, 2017, after which onsite registrations will be welcomed.

Connect to Workshop through Technology

The workshop will also be available through Zoom. Connect by using the link: or dial-in at 646-558-8656 with the Meeting ID: 276 456 485.