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Environmental sustainability research and scholarship

We explore the science and technology of sustainability as well as the role of the arts and humanities in shaping the culture of sustainability. Much of our research and scholarship is interdisciplinary, reflecting the collaborative nature of sustainability at the University.

More than 70 faculty members—from environmental science and chemical engineering, to dance and philosophy—conduct sustainability-related research or teach courses related to the subject. Some examples of research, creative activities, and scholarship in sustainability include:

 Our students also participate in research partnerships and collaborations that work to solve real-world problems related to energy technologies, organic farming, and other sustainability issues.