CE-CERT’s research on emissions from commercial charbroilers involves cooking a lot of hamburger patties, which makes it very popular with students, says Bill Welch, principal development engineer. Since May, researchers have cooked more than 4,000 patties ­— but they don’t go to waste. “What the students don’t eat we donate to a place called the Inland Harvest, a regional food bank committed to feeding homeless shelters,” Welch says.