Academic Sustainability Program

The Academic Sustainability program supports research by students and faculty at Auburn University by collecting resources, facilitating collaborations, and showcasing outcomes in order to promote cross-disciplinary integration and communication about the program’s core values.

Research Symposia

Each semester, the ASP coordinates and presents an interdisciplinary research symposium featuring the work of faculty and graduate students at Auburn University. The first symposium, focusing on Environmental History, will be held on Earth Day, April 22 2021. Future symposia will include Water in History (Fall 2021) and Environmental Humanities (Spring 2022). If you are interested in participating in one of these symposia, or to propose a theme for a future event, please email

Student Work

Students in SUST 5000: Senior Capstone in Sustainability produce a wide variety of outcomes each semester. Some of these have been integrated as functional features within the ASP’s website (see, for example, the Sustainability Map), while others are showcased here. These projects demonstrate the students’ mastery of and real-world application of complex systems-thinking, detailed knowledge, and professional skill sets.

The ASP has also funded a small number of projects by graduate students, contributing to the completion of Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Faculty: to have your students’ work featured on this website, contact us at

Last modified: May 26, 2021