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Green Materials – MARESUNEX

**Starting in Fall 2024**

What is the ambitious goal of this project?

Healthy, mutually engaged, thriving rural and urban communities maintain a sustainable and just flow of materials from sourcing to disposing through STEM-informed decision making.

Experience Gained

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain technical, economic, regulatory, ethical and geopolitical opportunities and challenges associated with green technologies.
  2. Share their expertise with a diverse audience through written and oral communication.
  3. Create and implement a research and development plan.
  4. Collaborate with a team from various disciplines to tackle technological challenges.
  5. Reflect on and describe their growth in knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

Methodologies and/or Technologies used to achieve project goals

  • Adult education strategies
  • Arduino & Rasberry Pi Computing
  • Coding and coding software
  • Case studies
  • Design thinking
  • Engineering lab
  • Fieldwork
  • Fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Instructional design
  • K-12 outreach and collaboration
  • Laboratory testing
  • Market research
  • Participant/study observations
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Structured interviewing
  • Writing

Preferred Preparation


Majors or Interests Needed

  • Any/all

VIP Coach Information

Dr. Peter Mullner is a faculty in the Micron School of Material Science and Engineering with an interest in the interaction of technology and society.

Dr. Stephen Crowley is a member of the Philosophy Department who works on the facilitation of inter and trans disciplinary projects.

Course Information

VIP  200, VIP 400 or VIP 500
Full semester course. Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits.
Team meetings: Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Interested in joining this team?

For more information and to request a permission number to register, contact Dr. Peter Mullner at .
You can also complete this interest form and someone will contact you. Check out this page for tips on contacting a professor.

To register

To register search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, read the project description to find the right section of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Use permission number, here are instructions Add with a permission number