Penn State's Center for Sustainability.
CFS's mission is to develop "integrated research, education, and outreach efforts that advance the ethic and science of sustainability." This involves courses and co-curricular activities that engage students with sustainability challenges in a variety of ways. In fact, thanks to the Center, Penn State is this year introducing a new undergraduate minor in Sustainability Leadership.
The agenda for our conversation was to discuss a possible joint seminar or more extended event about incorporating sustainability themes into math courses. With thousands of Penn State students passing through "general education" and calculus-level mathematics each semester, and the insight into sustainability questions that can be gained from even quite simple mathematical models, it would seem a natural connection to make.
I'm excited about the possibilities here!
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