Research

  • Sustainability at Morris
  • Sustainability at Morris
  • Sustainability at Morris
  • Sustainability at Morris
  • Sustainability at Morris
  • Sustainability at Morris

Research is a vital part of our mandate as a university, and sustainability is a vital part of our research.

With the variety of Morris renewable energy facilities on or within a mile of campus, faculty and students alike have ample resources for renewable energy research.

Morris professors are also doing independent research in many areas that impact sustainability, directly and indirectly. These efforts can lead to better options for carbon-neutral energy, and provide new information about the complex human relationship with our biosphere, and the environments we call home. Arne Kildegaard (economics/management) has worked with students to study various economic impacts of biomass, different renewable energy systems, and wind ownership structures.

Morris, along with two other research facilities—the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) and the USDA Soil Conservation Research Center —form an innovative research partnership called the Green Prairie Alliance.

Ongoing research by the Green Prairie Alliance includes:

The Green Prairie Alliance is hoping to expand its research into the following areas:

Morris students are also deeply involved in sustainability research, both in assisting faculty projects and in their own investigations.