Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, is a technological research university that is a leader in sustainability research, education, and campus initiatives. The epicenter of this effort is the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engagement, or OSE3, which “develops, leads, and promotes S&T sustainability initiatives.” One of these initiatives, the Solar Village, encompasses both local and national eco-engagement: the Village houses competition entries in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, an intercollegiate, international competition of 20 teams to design and build a solar house. After the competition, the houses return to the university for ongoing sustainable use. S&T similarly exhibits leadership in sustainable transportation, offering students Electric Vehicle charging stations, the Renewable Energy Transit Depot, and a fully electric-powered shuttle bus, the EBus. Overall, as a university populated by 90 percent of students majoring in engineering, the sciences, mathematics, or business, Missouri S&T considers itself particularly well-equipped to respond to the world’s energy and environmental challenges. The school calls this the “E3=C” challenge, or “Energy, Environment, and Education equals Civilization.” Through its innovative sustainability programs, including a campus-wide geothermal energy project that will reduce energy use by 50 percent, the university seems to be matching that principle. In terms of its curricula, Missouri S&T offers undergraduate concentrations in biological sciences, geology and geophysics, and traditional (civil, chemical, electrical) engineering tracks as well as environmental, geological, metallurgical, mining, nuclear, and petroleum engineering. A sustainability minor was established in 2012. Graduate degrees are offered in applied and environmental biology, earth sciences, geotechnics, and all of the engineering tracks.
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Sustainability-focused degree available
School employs a sustainability officer
Public GHG inventory plan
% food budget spent on local/organic food
Available Transportation Alternatives
Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
School Developed Bicycle Plan
School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.