Tulane $1 million prize aimed at low-oxygen ‘dead zones’ could be first of many prizes

Nitrogen Reduction Challenge 2

Backed by an initial $1 million donation from thePatrick F. Taylor Foundation, Tulane University on Monday launched a Grand Challenge prize program to find a new technological solution for the low-oxygen hypoxia areas known as “dead zones” that form off the coast of Louisiana and at other locations around the world.

Both Tulane University President Scott Cowen and Tulane Board of Administration member Phyllis Taylor, who chairs the Taylor Foundation, said they hope the new prize will be the first of many similar Tulane Grand Challenge programs backed by other philanthropists to address other world-wide problems. Read more on NOLA.com.