Steinbrenner Institute News
Environmental Systems on a Changing Planet, a new environmental-focused course taught by Ryan Sullivan focuses on the foundational science and engineering concepts required to understand Earth’s land, air, water, and life.
A new additional major in environmental and sustainability studies is now available for all undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University regardless of their primary major. The joint program is offered by the Mellon College of Science and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research advises students in the new additional major and a complementary minor, which was introduced in 2018.
Doctoral Fellow Chelsea Kolb is among four CMU Fulbright award winners for 2016. The Fulbright scholars will research, study and report across three continents. Chelsea will investigate how projected climate change will impact aquifer levels in northwestern Costa Rica. Working with a hydrologist, she plans to develop water management strategies for local stakeholders, whose water supply has been impacted by increased development and changing agricultural practices. She will be affiliated with the National University of Costa Rica, Liberia’s Center for Hydraulic Resources for Central America and the Caribbean.
Carnegie Mellon University awarded $10M for Center for Air, Climate and Energy Solutions to improve health outcomes
Carnegie Mellon University is launching a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research center, funded by a $10 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The new center represents an unprecedented approach to the integrated management of air quality, climate and energy. The center will measure and map air pollutant concentrations across the country to improve the health of vulnerable populations. It will develop air quality assessment tools to help average citizens and policymakers alike understand which regions and neighborhoods hold the most health risk.
As a leading global university in research and education to advance sustainability and energy innovation and a consistent top 10 institution in the U.S. EPA green power partnership, Carnegie Mellon University has demonstrated leadership in its own practices to address climate change. We are therefore pleased to join with other members of the university community and to answer President Obama’s challenge.