A decade ago, a group of innovative individuals at SIU established the first Green Roof onSouthern Illinois University Carbondale's Agriculture Building. We are dedicated to innovation in research and creativity on campus. Our project is transforming the SIU Green Roof into a multidisciplinary innovation hub for hands-on learning and teaching sustainability in the community and providing opportunities for future Salukis to explore their passion!
Our multidisciplinary and cross-university team of undergraduate and graduate students envision a green space for any student, regardless of major, to have opportunities to discover their passions. Our target audience are STEM students for actualizing their design and research. However, instead of asking for projects and involvement, our team is showcasing opportunities through unique engineering projects. These projects have inspired students to pursue renewable energy and sustainability related projects! Click Here to read our current impact.
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In addition to the engineering projects, we are communicating with various stakeholders and student organizations on campus to establish sustainable practices for maintenance and longevity of the innovation hub.
Plant biology graduate student, Breanna Whitley, talks about the impact the Green Roof makes socially and environmentally on campus!
We are a group of students from various disciplines and universities collaborating together to create change and transform a green space into a multidisciplinary innovation hub. This group is primarily composed of engineering, computer science, and STEM students working on the low-cost engineering projects to show and inspire students of the abundance of opportunities.
Green Roof Team posing with the Green Roof banner.
this project is an initiative through the University Innovation Fellows. This Stanford University hosted program "empowers students and faculty to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are leading a global movement to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to navigate a complex world."
this team is sponsored by the Energy@SIU, formally known as SIU ACERC.
this project was partially funded by the SIU Green Fund Grant.