University of Arizona

School of Sustainable Engineered Systems + Research Centers

contacts Betsy Woodhouse, Deputy Director, Institute of the Environment woodhou1@email.arizona.edu
http://www.environment.arizona.edu/betsy-woodhouse (520) 626-1805
Pierre Deymier,   Professor Director of the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems Deymier@email.arizona.edu
http://www.mse.arizona.edu/staff/index.php?ID=36&PID=32 (520) 621-6080
overview
University of Arizona is working across the disciplines to develop technology for a sustainable future.  In 2009 the College of Engineering established the school of Sustainable Engineering Systems which links the natural and engineered systems.
project goals
Mission statement for Engineering for a Sustainable Environment:  “Engineering for sustainability is a new and dynamic field that, in addition to enhancing academic knowledge and expertise, offers considerable promise for stimulating entrepreneurship, including formation of new private-sector businesses. Engineering aimed at jumpstarting a new paradigm in environmental systems engineering is at the core of the TRIF TER initiative in this area.”
level graduate, Ph.D
methods
(1)Global Climate Change Minor Committee:  an interdisciplinary team of faculty that serve as minor advisors to Ph.D candidates.   Under the Earth Fellowship program graduate students with the intent to pursue Global Change minor are paired with Ph.D candidates with similar interests. (2) Environmental Sustainability/Solar is a partnerships of scientist and Mechanical and Aerospace engineers dedicated to developing sustainable energy alternatives and sustainable engineering practices.
timeline
2010, Sustainable Engineered Systems
lessons
links http://www.environment.arizona.edu/ter Translational Environmental Research  TER
http://globalchange.arizona.edu/ Global Change PhD minor Program
http://www.environment.arizona.edu/academic-programs Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) first class 2012
http://www.arizona.edu/business-industry/environmental-sustainabilitysolar research institute working to develop renewable energy sources
http://www.engr.arizona.edu/news/story.php?id=40 Sustainable Engineered Systems