Clark Atlanta receives $40,000 grant

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) recently received a one-year, $40,000 grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The foundation makes awards to colleges, universities and environmental organizations that support environmental initiatives and sustainability. With the grant, CAU students will have the opportunity to develop new high performance biodegradable polymer systems from environmentally friendly and renewable plant-based polymers, said Eric A. Mintz, CAU chemistry professor and interim vice president for research and sponsored programs. “This research will lead to a reduction in the need for imported petroleum and provides for polymers that will not become solid waste in landfills.”