Jump to main content.


The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

NNEMS Quick Finder

Overview Program Materials Projects How to Apply Program Coordinators Frequently Asked Questions

NNEMS Project 2010-102

NNEMS logo

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

For additional information, e-mail the NNEMS Fellowship Program

Questions About a Project?

If you would like additional information about or clarification of a specific project, please complete and submit the project-specific questions form.

To view answers to questions submitted by other applicants or updated information about the projects, click here.

Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 8/20/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Estimates of Emissions of Particle Mass and Species

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division

Project Overview:
This project will involve looking at emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) within the United States and the speciation into chemical constituents, especially elemental and organic carbon (EC and OC). The focus of the project is to better understand how elemental carbon emissions were derived from PM2.5 estimates. Much of this project involves work with the SPECIATE database, which is EPA’s repository of total organic compound (TOC) and PM speciation profiles of air pollution sources. This work is important in several ways, as carbon emissions play a major role both in PM National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) issues (health) as well as the global climate. This project will build on the findings of earlier work. Specifically, the fellow may investigate the items below, though it is fully understood that the final report may cover only a subset of this list of research and analysis items. Data analysis, collaborative discussions, survey of the literature, and team meetings are all key elements expected to play a role in arriving at a final report for this project.

Project Goals:
The student will acquire and enhance his or her knowledge about PM2.5 emissions. It is also expected that the fellow will gain experience working with various EPA offices (ORD, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Administration and Policy) in a collaborative way to obtain information, discuss work plans, and mutually share and discuss work that would be beneficial to the work under this project.

Final Product of the Project:

Expected outputs from this work will include development of maps, tables, and graphs to support work that is being done. A final report is expected to be finished at the end of the project that clearly outlines methods, analyses, final tables, graphs, and maps, and computer code developed to support the work that was completed. The report will encompass the investigations performed and the results of these analyses and may include, but is not limited to:

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Tesh Rao
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division

Office Mission/Responsibility

The primary mission of EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States. As a national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, OAQPS compiles and reviews air pollution data; develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air pollution; makes information about air pollution available to the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderThis site contains Adobe PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader click here to download the program. See EPA’s PDF page for more information about getting and using the free Acrobat Reader.


EE Home | Basic Information | Where You Live | What You Can Do | Grants Program | Fellowships | PEYA | Educator Training | Advisory Groups | Partnerships | Resources | Calendar | Glossary | About Us | Other EE Programs

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.