Students at San Jose State Compete to Tackle Climate Change

NWF   |   May 15, 2008

San Jose State University, in a bid to get students more involved in learning about and dealing with climate change, is piloting a new course which will force groups of students to work collaboratively on environmental issues. Starting this fall, seven faculty members from different departments will lead teams of six students each, with a prize of $1,000-2,000 for the winning group.

The proposals that students come up with, which are supposed to be far-reaching and global in their scope, will be presented to Silicon Valley professionals at the end of the semester for feedback and real-world input. With topics ranging from pollution in developing countries to energy-efficiency, we’re excited to see how this course shapes up and the ideas that students address.