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Sustainability Undergraduate Research Experience Program

Sustainability Undergraduate Research Experience Program

As a part of the new SURE program, launched in the fall of 2018, sustainability majors can gain research experience and skills by participating in a faculty-supervised research project while simultaneously enrolling in SOS 394. Students will gain tangible skills applicable to research, graduate school, and a variety of career paths.
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Established in 2006, the School of Sustainability’s mission is to educate a new generation of scholars and practitioners and create innovative modes of scholarship by bringing together leaders, stakeholders, and people from multiple disciplines to develop practical solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges.

The School offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees in sustainability at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, as well as through ASU Online.


Arizona, Italy connection via study abroad cultivates possibility for ASU students

Arizona, Italy connection via study abroad cultivates possibility for ASU students

A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer. As a result of discussions sparked at Dinner 2040 — a meal-tasting-turned-panel-talk in Phoenix — between a local organic farmer, an ASU professor and a former project coordinator in the School of Sustainability, five students added a comparative...

Study abroad programs in Cuba, Costa Rica teach students about sustainability

Study abroad programs in Cuba, Costa Rica teach students about sustainability

During spring 2018, 14 Arizona State University students spent nine days in Havana, Cuba through the School of Sustainability program, “Cuba: Unlocked and On the Edge of Rapid Transitions.” This study abroad opportunity, offered in partnership with the Council on International Educational Exchange, allowed students from six ASU colleges to dive deeper into areas of...

Monsoon rains found to be beneficial to underground aquifers

Monsoon rains found to be beneficial to underground aquifers

Using a combination of field instrumentation, unmanned aerial vehicles and a hydrologic model, a team of researchers from Arizona State University and the Jornada Long-Term Ecological Research Program of the National Science Foundation has been studying the fate of monsoon rainfall and its impact on groundwater recharge in the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico. Their...

What is sustainability?

Sustainability is improving human well-being and ensuring social equity for present and future generations while safeguarding the planet’s life-supporting ecosystems. -Dean of School of Sustainability, Chris Boone

about sustainability and how a green degree can impact your career and your world.