Meeting Educational Needs
At the Sustainability Innovation Lab at Colorado (SILC) we recognize that there is a pressing need to understand and address complex real-world problems. To do so, we need to train students with the technological, quantitative methods that they will need in a modern workforce. We are committed to responding to this need by promoting problem solving, analytical thinking, and better-informed decisionmaking to address local to global challenges, and to proactively respond to current and future employment needs for the benefit of students, society, and the workforce of tomorrow. We work with undergraduate and graduate students at CU Boulder as well as international scholars through research projects hosted within our Center or led by affiliated programs.
One SILC project, the Global Sustainability Scholars program, brings together the brightest undergraduate students and young professionals from under-represented groups from throughout the nation to work with leading scientists on critical sustainability challenges that face communities and environments now and in the future. This effort spans cultures, borders, and disciplines, and is part of our commitment to building a better and inclusive world.
The various research projects in which students are mentored and involved meaningfully can be seen by reviewing the "Our Work" page of the SILC website.