First grants awarded for Campus as Lab for Sustainability

Six faculty and student projects will receive grants totaling $50,000 this spring through the new Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) funding program. The call for proposals sought projects that address climate disruption and offer opportunities for communication and outreach to the campus and wider community. Here are the winners:

  • Profs. Steve Chapin and Peter Wilcoxen, for an electric vehicle lab;
  • Profs. Amber Bartosh and Mark Povinelli, for a virtual reality simulation about energy awareness;
  • Prof. Jeongmin Ahn, to research membrane technology to reduce GHG emissions;
  • Grad student Kristina Gulches, to evaluate water and salt runoff on campus;
  • Profs. Jason Fridley and Doug Frank, to study carbon cycling in plants;
  • Grad students Hugh O. Burnham and Adam Fix, to develop an oral history of climate activism at SU.