Global Change & Sustainability Center

News, Opportunities & Announcements


New Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

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.

MovingU Student Clean Air Project

Global Changes and Society students chose air quality for their project-based course. Learn about the five elements of their project here.

Adrienne Cachelin named Associate Director

Adrienne Cachelin, Director of Sustainability Education, has agreed to serve on the GCSC leadership team with Director Brenda Bowen and Associate Director Steve Burian. Cachelin will implement the new Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and facilitate other education and research efforts. Read more about her research and teaching here.

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.

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


August 25


4:00 pm, 210 ASB
Paul Brooks: "What happens to the rain? Linking advances in fundamental research to applied challenges in sustainable water resources"

August 29

Annual Retreat

September 8


4:00 pm, 210 ASB
Danya Rumore: "Ready or Not: Helping Communities Adapt to Climate Change through Collaborative Action Research"

September 22


4:00 pm, 210 ASB
Gary Machlis: "Desolation Row: Sustainability for the Oft-Forgotten”

October 15

Deadline for graduate student travel grant applications

Past Events