The ISP and the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) partner together to bring cutting-edge research to teachers throughout the St. Louis area.
The Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program is focused on the scientific groundwork needed to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy. Under the direction of Professor Robert Blankenship, the Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University (WUSTL) received an EFRC award effective August 1, 2009.
The most important step that our nation can take toward achieving future energy independence is to spark the imaginations and dreams of our young students. The integration of research with education and outreach is an essential aspect of PARC’s mission. The energy solutions of the future will depend on the identification, training, and support of our next generation of scientists. By offering education and outreach programs at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate level, PARC will provide the academic community with a forum for access to expert knowledge.