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Research in Sustainability

Students & Faculty Solve Problems

Researching biogas at the Dickinson College Farm

Max Lee '19 and Matt Steiman explored mechanisms to increase production and utilization of both biogas and effluent on the farm.

Dickinson students and faculty conduct research that contributes to creating sustainable solutions to pressing problems of our times. Our research encompasses a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, as reflected in a recent inventory of sustainability research at Dickinson. 

Student Research Opportunities:

Student sustainability research takes a variety of forms. Students can register for Independent Research or Independent Study and receive academic course credit for original research or advanced level study on a selected topic that is performed independently with supervision of a member of the faculty. Students can also work closely with a member of the faculty on a collaborative student-faculty research project. Information about these special approaches to study can be found in the academic bulletin. Another option is to work on a project for a faculty member as a paid Research Assistant. We also coordinate many students to present their curricular and co-curricular research at conferences.

Faculty Research Opportunities:

Faculty members can apply to the Center for Sustainability Education for a Sustainability Education Fund grant to support student-faculty research projects and student research assistants, as well as for teaching and professional development projects that are sustainability related.

Learn more about how to conduct research at Dickinson and activiely engage in sustainability.