Reflections

Jæja! The Green Program: Adventures in Iceland

Taylor McKie is a recent graduate from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering who during her last semester at Georgia Tech participated in the Green Program in Iceland with the help of SLS. Read about her experience in this week's blog post!

Student Perspectives from Conferences Attended Through SLS Sponsorship!

This semester, SLS was pleased to sponsor several students to attend national conferences, including the Engineers Without Borders-USA national conference, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) conference, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference.  We are pleased to share the perspectives of the students who attended:  Tanvi Suresh (CGIU); Eli Derrington (EWB-USA); Sanmi Toyobo (EWB-USA); Michelle Henriques (AAHSE); and Natalie Chu (AASHE).

Highlighting Three SLS Affiliated Courses - Register During Phase I!

With Phase I registration in progress, SLS would like to highlight three exciting affiliated courses!  HTS 2803 HP: Semester in the City: Engaging Westside Communities, Instructor: Todd Michney; BIOL 2336: Ecology Lab, Instructor: Emily Weigel; CHEM 4833/8833/ChBE 4803/8803: Fundamentals and Challenges for a Sustainable Chemical Enterprise, Instructor: Elsa Reichmanis. Check out these courses, and the rest of our Spring 2018 course offerings on our Courses page.

SLS Launches 3rd Fellows Program: Energy Systems For Sustainable Communities

Juan Moreno-Cruz is an Associate Professor Professor of Economics in Ivan Allen College and a Fellow of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. He serves as faculty co-director for SLS' Fall 2017 Energy Systems for Sustainable Communities Fellows Program, with Matthew Realff (ChBE ).

This fall, SLS launched the SLS Fellows Program: Energy Systems for Sustainable Communities (ESSC), with 28 fellows representing all 6 colleges and various other units on campus, and including faculty, research scientists, graduate students, a post doc, and staff.

SLS Offers THREE Foundation Courses for Spring 2018 Semester

Interested in an SLS Course?  We’re excited to announce THREE SLS Foundation courses for the Spring 2018 semester!  And don’t forget to check out all our affiliated courses as you’re planning your schedule.  Phase I registration opens on October 30th!


Sustainable Communities and Systems  Instructors: Beril Toktay, Matthew Realff, Kim Cobb

Meet our Newest Staff Member!

Ruthie Yow is SLS’s new Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist.  She has a PhD in American Studies and African American Studies; her research focuses on educational equity, and her book, Students of the Dream: Resegregation in a Southern City, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press this November.

If Not Us, Then Who?

Prabhav Chawla is a computer engineering major from Haryana, India.  In this post he reflects on the impact of his ENGL 1102 class: “If Not Us, Then Who?: Student Activism, 1960-Present,” a freshman composition course affiliated with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain and taught by Brittain Fellow Ruth Yow. Serve-Learn-Sustain facilitated a partnership between the course and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights through which students created digital tours for visitors to the Center on issues ranging from clean water to immigration to gender equity.

Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development

We are pleased to provide you with the seventh in a series of blog posts from our 2017 Global Student Ambassadors.  This week, we highlight the Japan Summer Program in Sustainable Development program, a collaborative study abroad program with Tokyo Tech that offers ten weeks of focused study in one of the world’s most fascinating and important countries.

Language for Business and Technology (LBAT): Spain

We are pleased to provide you with the sixth in a series of blog posts from our 2017 Global Student Ambassadors.

Sustainable Transportation Abroad - Netherlands

We are pleased to provide you with the fifth in a series of blog posts from our 2017 Global Student Ambassadors.  This week, we highlight the Sustainable Transportation Abroad (Netherlands) program which provides students with the opportunity to spend two weeks studying sustainable bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands.  Our Global Student Ambassador in this program, Anna Nord, writes about her experiences.  

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