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  • singh teachingFaculty Research Related to Sustainability

    From fuel cells to food system governance; from environmental justice to racial equity issues in K-12 schools; from economic development in Africa to spirituality, many Santa Clara University faculty members research topics related to sustainability.

  • researchStudent Projects Exploring Sustainability

    More and more students are focusing their research on issues related to sustainability. Such projects include engineering students' senior design projects, an analysis of the University's current and future energy usage and an examination of the sustainability in SCU offices.
  • mouse attached to booksLibrary Guides for Sustainability

    Sustainability is a multifaceted topic, and spans many disciplines. This University Library guide reflects library resources and recent acquisitions related to sustainability plus authoritative, relevant web resources.
  • solarpanelsRenewable Energy Initiative

    Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering has a long history of involvement in sustainable energy studies. New courses are being developed each quarter, a graduate certificate in renewable energy and a multi-disciplinary master’s degree in energy and sustainability are in the works, and popular graduate-level Emerging Topics short courses are also being offered to train Silicon Valley’s professionals to meet the changing demands in energy and to fulfill a pressing need in the rapidly growing renewable energy market in our Valley and in the world.
  • solar decathlonSCU Solar Decathlon Project

    The Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy uniting twenty teams of college students to design, construct, and operate the most energy efficient, functional, and attractive solar-powered home. The Santa Clara University Solar Decathlon team, composed of undergraduates in the School of Engineering, the School of Business, and the College of Arts and Sciences, design, build, and operate a completely solar-powered home.
  • MS_3color_logo 140lcMore news

    Read more about sustainability-related research, featured in our monthly Sustainability Update.