Education & Outreach
Masters of Carbon Management Program
Approaching the stabilization of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will require drastic reductions in worldwide carbon dioxide emissions. The IPCC has suggested that emission reductions would have to be reduced 30–85 percent from current levels by 2050 in order to achieve a long-term stabilization target of 350–440 ppm. This would imply an allowance of 4 percent of current per capita emissions in the United States alone. Grappling with this massive change in the world’s energy infrastructure will require significant adjustments in public policy. The LCSE has embarked upon a program of energy policy outreach in order to help lay the groundwork for this transition. With the Columbia Climate Center and the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, we are helping to develop the Masters of Carbon Management Program. This new masters level program will uniquely prepare students to create and implement the multi-faceted solutions to the carbon problem with an in-depth understanding of the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of the issues at hand.
Research Coordination Network: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
Professor Alissa Park collaborates with Dr. Darlene Schuster of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to lead the the Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Carbon Capture, Utlization and Storage (CCUS). The RCN-CCUS is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) program. The aim of the RCN-CCUS is to advance the field of CCUS by coordinating interdisciplinary research, training and educational activities. Through educational and collaborative activities, the project works to develop new understanding, theories, models and technologies as well as assessment tools for the developed technologies and their implementation plans for global communities. Innovative ideas for implementing novel networking strategies, collaborative technologies, and development of community standards for data and meta-data are especially. It also allows the creation of the workforce that has the holistic understanding of CCUS related issues with strong scientific and engineering skills through extensive educational and outreach activities.