The university’s sustainability efforts are advancing to new levels with a new bachelor’s degree program, a new sustainability website and campus-wide membership with the leading global provider of university sustainability information.
The new Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Studies http://www.fit.edu/programs/7039/bs-sustainability-studies emphasizes fundamental and advanced training with student-customized courses in science, engineering, business and social concentrations. All students share a final capstone project based on applied research. Many projects involve student teams working with university staff or diverse off-campus partners.
To access Florida Tech’s new campus sustainability website, go to www.fit.edu/sustainability. With content built and maintained by students and faculty, the site provides information on three realms of university sustainability: academic programs, campus projects and research.
Another online advancement is new campus-wide membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the leading portal for university sustainability. AASHE’s resource-rich website is now fully accessible to the Florida Tech community. The link is open to any Florida Tech student, staff or faculty member at AASHE Member Benefits.
“Sustainability practices are fundamental to advancing society and Florida Tech’s new programs train students for exciting careers in this expanding field,” said Ken Lindeman, department of education and interdisciplinary studies.
These recent advances have been possible with the help of diverse Florida Tech partners including: Facilities Operations and other campus offices, several student-implemented university sustainability, the College of Science Dean’s Office and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.