Image of Earth's city lights. The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while the interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America remain dark and lightly populated. Image Credit: NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center.Photo shows about a dozen people sitting down at the Tyson Research Center appearing to listen to a speaker who is standing.Photo shows a person with outstretched hands holding finger millet.Image of a cornfield.

Sustainable Energy Address

I-CARES Director Himadri Pakrasi delivered the lead address at an energy symposium held at Columbia University.

2016 Tyson Summer Seminar Series

The series in ecology and evolution features speakers from May 26 through August 4 at the Tyson Research Center.

Tracking the Lost Crops of the Ancient World

In a project funded by I-CARES, archaeology scholar Xinyi Liu and his team explore the ancient world with C4 photosynthesis.

Save the Date!

Join us for a climate and agriculture workshop October 24-25, 2016 in St. Louis.


ICONHeadshot_MWrighton"I-CARES nurtures interdisciplinary work and collaborative efforts that accelerate the pace of progress in the discovery and application of knowledge addressing the great energy, environmental and sustainability challenges facing our planet."
Mark S. Wrighton, WUSTL Chancellor



SIGINITI-CARES fosters research related to energy, environment and sustainability that will benefit future generations. The umbrella of I-CARES includes six signature initiatives.


ICONtake2himadri"I think of the 'C' in I-CARES as 'catalyst.' If we can bring someone from law, business or architecture to the same table as people from medicine, engineering, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences, then we have the forum to come up with novel ways of making energy and making the environment renewable and sustainable."
Himadri B. Pakrasi, I-CARES Director