The acquisition and analysis of research data is central to many sustainability professions. Students in all sustainability programs at Florida Tech complete a year-long Senior Capstone Research Project (some examples on the Campus and Community webpage). These research projects are presented each spring at the Northrop-Grumman Engineering and Science Showcase.
The 11 student Sustainability Research Posters from spring 2020 are at Virtual Showcase - 2020 Research Projects and represent the diversity and depth of research opportunities avaiable (e.g., city sustainability intenships, building energy efficiency audits, ocean engineering modeling, green business certification). Our students have also won awards in international student research.
Research often aids the identification and implementation of best practices - optimal routines to improve system efficiency. Sustainability research requires skills in many potential career fields (examples include sustainable building design, carbon accounting, conservation of threatened species, renewable energy engineering, business and social equity, geographic information systems, etc.). Additional information on research activities at Florida Tech is available at https://www.fit.edu/research/.
Companies, non-profits, academia, and government employers seek sustainability professionals to research and refine systems management to improve long-term resilience. Examples of such jobs are in Sustainability FAQs.