Dr. Carmen Gonzalez(School of Law): Dr. Gonzalez was awarded the George Soros Visiting Chair at the Central European University School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary, for Spring 2017. The award recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic pursuits related to public policy
Dr. Meenakshi Rishi(College of Arts and Sciences: International Studies Program): Dr. Rishi is completing her research project on carbon pricing: "Economic Growth and Reduced Carbon Emissions: The Impact of Carbon Pricing Policies."
Dr. Mclean Sloughter (College of Science and Engineering: Mathematics) and others: Dr. Sloughter and others’ research focuses on the results of weakened forests due to climate change. Their research, sponsored by U.S. Forest Service, supports forest management to identify trees most likely to be attacked, to allow intervention efforts to be effectively targeted. See here for the 2016 published article "Multi-temporal ecological analysis of Jeffrey pine beetle population dynamics within the Lake Tahoe Basin."
Santiago Gallo: Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) joined SU in June 2016 for a Masters in Sport Administration and Leadership and the Certificate in Sport Sustainability Leadership. Faculty Adviser, Brian McCullough, connected Santiago with the sustainability team of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The 2018 Games will be hosted in Seattle, making this the biggest sporting event to hit the Seattle area in more than 25 years. Seattle University is one of 7 venues that will welcome events and athletes during the month of July. Santiago is developing the Sustainability Strategic Plan for the Games with the ambitious goal to become the first Carbon Neutral Special Olympics USA Games in history!
Brooke Galberth and Kasi Gaarenstroom: Brooke and Kasi are seniors in the Environmental Studies program. Their senior synthesis focuses on sustainable transportation strategies for SU. They also work with CEJS to help SU become a more bikeable campus and obtain the "Bicycyle Friendly University" recognition.