Grants allow students to create ‘living lab’ on campus

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:31 in Mathematics & Economics

Harvard’s efforts to stimulate living lab research that uses the campus to pilot creative sustainability solutions are gaining steam, less than a year after new research funding opportunities were announced. Five innovative and multidisciplinary student research projects were awarded funding in the inaugural round of grants from the Harvard Campus Sustainability Innovation Fund (CSIF), the Office for Sustainability (OFS) announced. The fund, which was created in September 2016 with $200,000 from the University, has since increased to $700,000 after a donation made in the name of Malcom W.P. Strandberg, Ph.D. ’41. “We want to be providing our students with a unique learning experience of directly engaging with real-world sustainability challenges by using the campus to test and refine their ideas,” said OFS Director Heather Henriksen. “Not only does our living lab research have promising practical applications here at Harvard, it will inform the development of solutions that can be scaled up and...

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