Iowa State University is committed to increasing and diversifying student education, awareness and engagement opportunities in sustainability through its curriculum. Our faculty provides a variety of hands-on, interdisciplinary sustainability experiences to students in the classroom, the laboratory, on field trips and through domestic and international travel. Additionally, the Tall Grass Prairie Project provided an annual training workshop that enabled our faculty to infuse sustainability across disciplines and into their curriculum.
Beyond sustainability-based degrees and courses, Iowa State offers students a number of ways to incorporate sustainability into their educational portfolios. More than 90 learning communities provide student-centered programs that deliver engaging experiences about a particular topic. For example, the Science of the Environment and Sustainable Systems Learning Community (SoESS) focuses on the impact of sustainability initiatives on campus, the Ames community and the world. In addition, check out the University Library's Environment and Sustainability Guide to access books, DVDS, online databases and other academic resources that can help in developing papers and projects related to green topics.