past seed grants -Environment at CMU - Carnegie Mellon University

Past SEED Grants 2007-2013:

2012-2013 SEED Grants:

  • Support for faculty project in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Philosophy - project on a National Deliberative Poll on Climate Change and Public Policy
  • Support of student participation in the Global Climate Coalition Student Workshop, held in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio+20 Earth Summit, June 19, 2012

2011-2012 SEED Grants:

  • Support of the 'Engineers Without Borders' Northeast Chapter conference
  • Support for faculty project in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Philosophy - project on a National Deliberative Poll on Climate Change and Public Policy
  • Support for faculty participation in the Education for Sustainability conference, a three-day International Greening Education Event will be held October 19-20, 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany

2009-2010 SEED Grants:

  • Support of Carnegie Mellon team to attend and present at the AASHE conference
  • Support for a group of 30+ undergraduate students to attend PowerShift Conference in Washington
  • Support for participation of 3 graduate students in COP-15, the 2009 UN Climate Change conference, Copenhagen
  • Support for Solar Splash team for 2010 competition
  • Support for the 'Faces of Globalization' environmental film project

2008 SEED Grants:

  • Support of the Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash Team
  • Support for the College of Fine Arts, School of Design-C02 Reduction Posters
  • Support for faculty project in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Philosophy "Deliberative Poll on Climate Change"
  • Support for faculty project in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Department of History- "A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of U.S. Market Structures and Preference on the Ecology of Salmon Farming in Southern Chile"
  • Support of a faculty project in the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering-"The Green Design Apprenticeship"
  • Support of graduate student project in the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Department of Engineering and Public Policy-"Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America"
  • Support for faculty project, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering-"Enabling International Expansion and Education of the EIO-LCA"
  • Support for faculty project, Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Engineering and Public Policy-Biofuel Crop Production on Abandoned Mine Land: A Scoping Analysis

2007 SEED Grants:

  • Support of the Green Design Apprenticeship-The Apprenticeship Program brings a cohort of 15 high school students from Allegheny County to experience the work of engineers, with a focus on environmental issues. Over five days, students participate in hands-on activities and work with researchers  in the Green Design Institute to investigate how environmental impacts pervade engineering work.
  • Support of Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash-Fifteen team members will use Steinbrenner funds in the construction of their solar/electric boat for entry into Solar Splash competition of the World Championship of Intercollegiate Boating. In their inaugural 2006 year, Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash earned the distinction of "Notable Performance by a Rookie Team."
  • Support of an immersion course "Corporations and Environmental Responsibility"; The course brought local and national experts to explore the impact of corporations on the environment.
  • Support for the Carnegie Mellon Solar Decathlon project-The Solar Decathlon Team will purchase and install a High Efficiency Photovoltaic System for the 2007 Solar Decathlon house that is estimated to increase overall system efficiency from 11% to 18%.
  • Support for a student project to creat a rain garden; Students will purchase native perennials to plant on the west side of the Solar Decathlon House on campus to implement a pilot rain garden, which they designed in Fine Arts Professor Bob Bingham's Ecoart class.