Solar-Powered and Ahead of the Curve: Shaping Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainable Transit

As bus riders traverse the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, they may notice a few enhancements to the transit landscape: screens delivering real-time arrival information and overhead lights that illuminate late-night and early-morning commutes. What they may not immediately recognize are the inconspicuous solar panels integrated onto the curved roofs of 20 campus-managed bus shelters, silently powering these improvements.

Sustainable chemical engineering: Brian Pfleger’s experiments toward a “paradigm shift” for chemical feedstocks

This article, by William Beimers, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students …

Studying manure so you don’t have to: Rebecca Larson’s research on biofuels and sustainable protocols

This article, by Brittney Davidson, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students …

“Peeling back the layers of the onion”: Tracey Holloway’s use of computer models to study air pollutants

This article, by Rachel King, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students interviewed …

Strategies to save insects: In lieu of pesticides, Christelle Guédot’s “integrated pest-pollinator management”

This article, by Alexander Leat, is part of a series highlighting members of the Office of Sustainability’s Experts Database. In a collaboration with instructor Madeline Fisher’s course, LSC 561: Writing Science for the Public, students …