Research and Academics

If you believe in creating a world that is infinitely more sustainable, you can always build it into your research and academics! The Office of Sustainability promotes the following goals in an effort to make cities, rural communities, and workplaces more sustainable:

  • Facilitate faculty-student research collaboration on sustainability in the local and international contexts
  • Disseminate research findings to various audiences to increase understanding and awareness of sustainability issues and to influence policy for sustainability
  • Attract visiting Fellows/Professors from other countries and exchange faculty fellowship

Currently, there are undergraduate research grants and internships available. For more information, visit our Get Involved page.

Our goal is to promote the following goals in an effort to make cities, rural communities, and workplaces more sustainable:

  • Develop curricular offerings/courses on/related to sustainability
  • Develop co-curriculum events on sustainability
  • Create opportunities for students to have eco-field trips

The Office of Sustainability regularly provides funding opportunities for curriculum related opportunities such as undergraduate research, service learning, and course development. For more information regarding these opportunities, please visit our Get Involved page.

Curriculum

The Office of Sustainability promotes the following goals in an effort to make cities, rural communities, and workplaces more sustainable:

  • Develop curricular offerings/courses on/related to sustainability
  • Develop co-curriculum events on sustainability
  • Create opportunities for students to have eco- fieldtrips

We regularly provide funding opportunities for curriculum-related opportunities such as undergraduate research, service learning, and course development. For more information regarding these opportunities, please visit our Get Involved page.

IU Kokomo offers a variety of courses related to sustainability, including:

  • AHLT-N378 Global Nutrition
  • BIOL-L350 Environmental Biology
  • BIOL-L473 Ecology
  • CHEM-C351 Green Chemistry and Sustainability Sciences
  • CHEM-C390 Special Topics/Sustainability
  • ENG-W311 Creative Nonfiction
  • GEOL-G107 Physical Systems of the Environment
  • GEOL-G300 Environmental and Urban Geology
  • GEOL-G315 Environmental Conservation
  • GEOL-G400 Energy Sources and Needs
  • SOC-S385 Human Trafficking, Human Rights and Sustainability

If you or your students are interested in studying sustainability, we offer a major and a minor in the field:

Curriculum development grants for faculty and adjuncts are offered by the Office of Sustainability on an annual basis. For more details, please email one of the office coordinators.

The Office of Sustainability maintains a database of sustainability-related efforts and activities on the campus for tracking and assessment purposes.

Faculty, staff, and student organizations are encouraged to participate in this process by completing the brief entry into our database by clicking on the link below

Have ideas?

If you have big ideas or questions about how to include sustainability in your curriculum, your research, or your classroom, please reach out! We'd love to chat with you.

Skip the straw. Encourage recycling. Innovate new sustainable ideas. Save the world. Sound like you?

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