A new outreach program to connect
research, parks and communities

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A program to connect research, parks and communities

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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. 

What better way to learn about both trees and world-changing research and technology?


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Paper 2 Tree has partnered with the Champaign Park District, Urbana Park District, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign Unit 4 School District, Urbana School District 116, and many other university units, including the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the College of Engineering, and the College of Education.


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All screenshots © of the respective owners.
Copyright © 2017 Paper2Tree. Site by Margherita Gazzola