Global Change & Sustainability Center

News, Opportunities & Announcements


Brenda Bowen named GCSC Director

Brenda Bowen, past Associate Director of the GCSC, has been selected to lead the Center. Read more about Brenda, and the legacy of founding Director Jim Ehleringer, here.

Launch of Hestia air quality research tool

Hestia is an innovative data product for air quality research and solutions-focused applications. Hestia characterizes and quantifies hourly carbon dioxide emissions at the building and road-segment levels, and also generates criteria pollutant emission estimates. More


Using urban infrastructure to measure air quality

Read more on how mobile sample collection via urban transit is gathering critical data on air pollution in the Salt Lake valley.

New Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Beginning Spring, 2015, graduate students and professionals can enroll in a new interdisciplinary graduate certificate program, grounding students in science, society, and policy to address global change and sustainability challenges.

View distributions of air pollutants in SLC

A pilot project by Logan Mitchell, John Lin,, uses mobile sample collection via TRAX and shows the spatial and temporal distributions of CO2, methane, and ozone in Salt Lake City. Read more

Undergraduate STEM training

The GCSC and the Center for Science and Math Education partner in providing the U-S2TEM (Undergraduate Sustainability Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) scholars program. Read more

GCSC Events


July 15

Deadline for graduate student research and travel grant applications

August 25


Paul Brooks - 4:00 pm, 210 ASB

August 29

Annual Retreat

October 15

Deadline for graduate student travel grant applications

Past Events