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Sustainability Education in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

Worldwide, there has been growing interest in research, education, and discourse around the FEW-Nexus, which serves as a framework to describe and aid in addressing complex coupled human-natural systems and ...

  • Posted Aug. 27, 2020
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Sustainability Education as a Pathway to Minority Participation in STEM

  • Columbia University (NY)

Sustainability education offers higher education institutions opportunities to broaden the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This chapter focuses on an exploratory ...


Diversity Content in STEM? How Faculty Values Translate into Curricular Inclusion Unevenly for Different Subjects in Environmental and Sustainability Programs

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Vincent Evaluation Consulting (OK)

While addressing racial inequality in the higher education curriculum and promoting an inclusive curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) remain contentious issues, little is known about the processes ...


Advancing STEM-Based Business Sustainability: Mending the Curricular Gap

  • Montana State University - Billings (MT)
  • Murray State University (KY)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • RAND Corporation (CA)

Businesses are increasingly facing economic, social, and environmental sustainability challenges. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are needed to address business sustainability needs, yet such competencies are noticeably absent from ...

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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Green STEAM: Rocket Fuel for a Sustainable Economy

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • Oakton Community College (IL)
  • Joey FineRhyme (IL)

For decades, the environmental movement has been trying to infuse sustainability into the mainstream ethos. While the science is irrefutable, most people are not moved by science alone. One example ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Empowering Students and the Community Through Green Chemistry and Sustainable Science Outreach

  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • State of Washington (WA)

Sustainable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outreach can have a significant impact on youth, empowering students to be problem-solvers and engage in their communities as change makers, and inspiring ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Food System Field Experience: STEM Identity and Change Agency for Undergraduate Sustainability Learners

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Oregon State University (OR)

Experiential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning increases STEM identity and belongingness in STEM communities. Experiential food systems education affects change agency and intention to effect change. But little ...


From Root to STEM: Growing Water Use Awareness Through Visualization

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The STEM N' Sustainability program offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is designed to give women knowledge, resources and opportunities to pursue STEM-related careers in fields ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Blending Sustainability & Community Engagement in STEM: Models from 4 Diverse Universities

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Stony Brook University (NY)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)
  • Villanova University (PA)

From diverse institutional perspectives, this interactive session explores community engagement through course-based sustainability projects done in collaboration with community partners. We will outline important opportunities and challenges of this work ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Using the U.N. SDGs to Foster Systems Thinking in Incoming First-Year Students

  • Valencia College (FL)

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is an annual program that engages incoming freshman in STEM research and career pathway exploration in a week long experience. In previous years, SSI students ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Education of Future Teachers

  • Central Washington University (WA)
  • Columbia University (NY)

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize how human activities affect the Earth and how Earth processes impact humans, placing the concept of sustainability within the Earth and Space Sciences ...


Sustainability education: how evolving STEM benefits underserved populations

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

This research explores ways in which sustainability education efforts can create an advantageous learning environment for women and underrepresented minority students in STEM. By drawing on key literature that discusses ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Green for All? Gender Segregation and Green Fields of Study in American Higher Education

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Harvard University (MA)

Using the example of green fields of study in higher education, which emerged largely in response to the growing prominence of the environmental movement over recent decades, this article posits ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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STEM Kit for National Park Service

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Education and Outreach Center in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University has been contracted by the National Park Service to develop hands-on STEM kits for 4th-12th ...


Fostering STEM literacy through a tabletop wind turbine environmental science laboratory activity

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

Increasingly, national education policy is focusing on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy by using energy as a subject matter. In particular, The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS ...


UAlbany's Annual Family Earth Day

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University’s 5th Annual UAlbany Family Earth Day, organized by the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), Atmospheric Science Research Center, Office of Sustainability and UAlbany Students for ...


SMCC STEMS Club Earth Day Event

  • South Mountain Community College (AZ)

This semester the STEMS club successfully built a bike charging station, built and flew racing drones, grew flowers in the greenhouse and are composting landscape waste. It was a great ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Applied Sustainability Education with a Systems Science Emphasis at a STEM University

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

In the southeastern U.S., the Sustainability Studies bachelors program at F.I.T. is one of the first of its type among STEM universities. A preliminary case study is ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2016
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VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The VA-NC Alliance summer research program's goal is to increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students who pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Sustainability Education: The What and How for Mathematics

  • Ithaca College (NY)

In this article we provide a simple way to think about the concept of sustainability and provide a number of examples for incorporating sustainability education into commonly taught mathematics courses ...

  • Posted July 13, 2016
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Social Impact Solar

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

Poverty, inequality, and environmental sustainability are the biggest issues facing humanity today. Located in the richest state in the nation, with the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy programs, Cal ...


Solve, Educate, Engage: The Role of the University in Sustainability Solutions

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Using case histories from the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at ASU, we'll explore how universities can engage government entities, business and academic communities, non profit organizations and the public ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Green Chemistry to Introduce and Promote Sustainability in the Chemistry Curriculum and Profession

  • Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NY)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum (MN)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Through its guiding principles, green chemistry provides a means for introducing topics of sustainability, ethics, and human health and safety into chemistry and related STEM curricula. It is the science ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting to the Point: Teaching STEM Content Through Societal Challenges

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (DC)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Our planet and its inhabitants are under unprecedented stress. More than ever before, we need people - citizens, scientists, engineers, and teachers - who not only understand the scientific and societal dimensions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability, Science, and Civic Engagement: The SENCER Approach

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Sustainability offers academic institutions a wonderful opportunity to embrace a "big idea" that transcends disciplinary boundaries, integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with campus operations, and promotes real-world problem solving through ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campuses as Learning Laboratories: A Framework to Achieve Institutional Sustainability Goals Through Service Learning

  • Lansing Community College (MI)

Academic institutions can achieve institutional sustainability goals through service learning projects among their faculty and students. Institutions gain several advantages through this approach, including expedited implementation strategies for achieving sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Role and Responsibility of Higher Education in "The Great Turning"

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

In the face of Peak Oil and Climate Change, many communities are initiating systemic change, some of them using Transition Town or Eco-Community models. Others are just beginning to awaken ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Research for Incorporating Data into the Classroom (GRIDc)

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

North Carolina State University (NCSU), NCSU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, the North Carolina Solar Center, and Pitt Community College are working ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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