The College of Sustainability exists to solve problems in the future, as well as in the present, the Innovative Minds Academy and for the world at large. The College of Sustainability will educate students on long term ubiquitous challenges such as providing food, shelter, energy, healthcare, community, and education to the world. The College of Sustainability will examine not only technologies, but also ideas, business models, and social structures that make sustainability possible.
Quantitative Analysis: Utilizing mathematical methods to analyze data, model scenarios, and make informed decisions related to sustainability challenges.
Resource Management: Applying mathematical concepts in the context of resource allocation, optimization, and efficiency to address issues such as energy consumption, waste management, and sustainable practices.
Environmental Science: Studying the interrelationships between humans and the environment, including ecological principles, climate change, biodiversity, and natural resource management. Sustainable Technologies: Exploring scientific concepts and technological innovations that contribute to sustainable practices, such as renewable energy, green infrastructure, and waste reduction strategies.
Writing and Reading:
Technical Writing: Developing skills in writing clear and concise technical documents, reports, and proposals related to sustainable
solutions and practices.
Reading Comprehension: Engaging with scientific literature, research papers, case studies, and policy documents to understand and evaluate current trends, challenges, and potential solutions in sustainability.
Sustainable Development: Examining the social, economic, and political dimensions of sustainability, including the study of global and local challenges, policy frameworks, and sustainable development goals.
Social and Environmental Justice: Exploring the intersection of sustainability with social equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and understanding the importance of addressing disparities and promoting environmental justice.
Business and Economics:
Sustainable Business Models: Investigating business practices and models that incorporate environmental and social considerations, including corporate social responsibility, circular economy, and triple bottom line.
Economic Analysis: Evaluating the economic impacts and feasibility of sustainable initiatives, such as cost-benefit analysis, life- cycle assessments, and assessing the value of natural resources.