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Team of SIU Microbiology Researchers one of 23 teams chosen worldwide to reduce global warming.

Microbiology Lincoln Award
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Rusty Bailey, SIUC Media & Commu
SIU Carbondale Assistant Professor of Microbiology Scott Hamilton-Brehm, left, and Graduate students Tia Zimmerman, Center, and Jennifer Pierce, right, are part of a team competing with 22 other teams from around the world for the Xprize, funded by the Elon Musk Foundation, to reduce planet-warming carbon in our atmosphere.

A team of researchers at SIU Carbondale is competing in the Xprize Competition to come up with a way to efficiently remove planet-warming carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. In addition to fighting climate change, the team could bring 100s of millions of dollars to the University.

Kevin Boucher is a retired broadcaster. Most recently he was a news reporter for WSIU radio. He grew up watching nature programs including Mutual of Omaha’s wild kingdom and the many Jacques Cousteau specials which sparked his passion with nature. Kevin also is an avid hiker and loves seeing and writing stories about the many fascinating plants and animals we share our planet with. Kevin is married and has lived in Murphysboro since 1976, after living in many places, including Japan, as the son of a Navy officer.

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