The activities of YCOSST include an active network of students and mentor partners from numerous disciplines—engineering, environmental science, chemistry, physics, social sciences—who work to implement sustainability concepts into undergraduate research projects and curriculum across disciplines and provide information of sustainability-related majors and careers. They are also interested in outreach activities to educate the public and youth on sustainability. IfS has also been involved in the NSF curriculum development project, Active Chemistry where members have developed a new high school chemistry curriculum which includes sustainability concepts.
Announcement from YCOSST Chairs
YCOSST will be participating at the 9th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo (NSDE) this year and you should too! The expo will be held April 19-21, 2013, at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and is open to the public.
Come join hundreds of students, scientists, non-profit organizations, and feds as they showcase their innovative ideas for achieving a sustainable future.
Each year, YCOSST also recognizes and awards one P3 team who has shown significant contribution in the sustainability effort and has demonstrated the importance of sustainable choices. If you are a student involved in sustainability research, we strongly encourage you to participate in the EPA P3 competition.We hope to see you there!
More information about the NSDE and EPA P3 can be found here.
- Jeffrey Seay, University of Kentucky
- Sarah Widder, PNNL
YCOSST Award at EPA P3
All students involved in sustainability research are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, click on the links below.
YCOSST Awardee Webinars
Beginning in 2012, YCOSST invites award-winning teams to present a webinar that is published on the AIChE ChemE on Demand archive. Check out this webinar presented by Appalachian State University:
- Enhance the capacity of emerging students
- Bolster existing educational infrastructures
- Provide resources to fill existing gaps in sustainable science and technology curriculum
- Utilize innovative organizational structure and national network to disseminate resources
- Establish interdisciplinary connections between students, faculty, and administrators
Find YCOSST on Facebook
IfS has put together a list of the leading academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) for careers related to sustainability and the environment.
This page offers job titles to look for, companies that offer careers in these areas, lists and job boards that are specific to sustainability-related chemical engineering jobs, and tips for identifying and landing the job that you are looking for.
Your YCOSST involvement and membership is crucial to the building of grassroots efforts that will influence curriculum and ultimately lead to the incorporation of sustainability concepts in all research.