STEM Engaged Learning

Energy Efficiency

CSU students and faculty are lighting the way to increased energy efficiency both on campus and in communities by conducting energy audits, building electric and hybrid cars, and educating others about easy ways to reduce our use of energy.

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Best Practices in Sustainability at CSU Northridge

Students learned about sustainability by conducting energy assessments of campus units and nonprofit organizations in the areas of energy, waste, water and resource use and practices. They prepared reports on the findings and outlined recommendations to improve energy and water efficiency.
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Construction Management, CSU Fresno

Service-learning projects related to energy conservation and efficiency were infused into three core courses to address sustainable construction.
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EcoCAR2 Challenge at Cal State Los Angeles

Faculty, students and community organizations educated members of the general public about alternative fuels and energy efficient electric and hybrid cars, while also teaching K-12 students about energy efficiency and transportation.
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Introduction to Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona faculty and faculty from local community colleges developed a series of energy efficiency service-learning activities for "Introduction to Engineering" courses. Cal Poly students also planned and implemented an alternative spring break energy efficiency activity with GRID Alternatives.
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Natural Resources at CSU Dominguez Hills

Students conducted energy audits of campus buildings and provided recommendations to the physical plant director to maximize energy efficiency.
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SUSTAIN at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Eighty-five freshman students partnered with sophomore mentors, faculty coaches and community agencies to carry out team-based projects focused on sustainability, energy conservation and energy efficiency.
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