PAPER 2 TREE
An outreach program that connects
research, parks and communities
A program to connect research, parks and communities
Started by Mattia Gazzola, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) at the University of Illinois, Paper 2 Tree encourages anyone who publishes a scientific paper to donate a tree to be planted—a tree that will grow along with the scientific reach of the research.
Trees will be associated to the publication reference, geo-localized, and visualized on a map—all data that will be made publicly available, along with tree species, scientific area, and associated university department.
Researchers are encouraged to organize an educational outreach activity for area school students related to the published research.