The Sustainability Applied Research Program (SARP) supports student research during the academic year. SARP engages students in sustainability research and project development. It strives for action, not awareness, that will directly influence Concordia’s campus and/or the surrounding community. Through SARP, students research an environmental, social, or economic sustainability topic of their choosing, then devise a project and a blueprint for implementing that project. These findings are reported in a paper, presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship, and submitted to the President's Sustainability Council. Applications for 2015-2016 SARP Projects will be available in the fall. For more information, contact Nicole Schmiedt.
The Summer Undergraduate Sustainability Research Grant Program enables students to work intensively with a faculty member during the summer months.
Sustainability Research by Department
Faculty in various departments are active in tackling sustainability problems and doing research to promote learning about sustainability.
This research involved an English Professor working with students t develop a reader on environmental justice poetry.Learn More
In the field of Biology, professors have worked on water quality and invasive species, prairie management practices and mammals, native pollinators, and the health of grassland soils.Learn More
Professors have worked to synthesize novel, green molecules that may be used for environmentally friendly catalysis or for fighting diseases and discovering environmentally-friendly ways of disposing of sulfa drugs.Learn More
In the field of Political Science, professors have examined the links between global energy transitions and changes in the international political system.Learn More