Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about the environmental and social impacts of energy and technology? Are you ready to critically examine a wide variety of problems? Are you committed to making the world a better place? Discover...

  • Energy conversion systems such as solar, wind, hydro, biofuels
  • Waste and wastewater management
  • Community and Shelter Design
  • E-bike and E-vehicle design
  • Technology assessment
  • Small-scale production systems
  • Technology transfer

Sustainable Technology reflects an approach to technological development, characterized by creative and sound engineering, that recognizes the social, environmental, political, economic, and technical aspects of a proposed technological solution to a problem facing a society.

Pursue many careers with a Sustainable Technology background. Renewable energy; energy management; design, build and/or maintain renewable energy equipment; solid waste or recycling industry; design and build sustainable buildings; sell ST products; utility companies or government research labs; and/or implementing sustainable technologies in developing countries. 

Sustainable Technology Program News

Batzko, Gabbie Sustainable Technology Student & Drawdown Scholar

Drawdown Scholar speaks to United Nations on International Day of Peace

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Based on work completed during this summer’s Penn State Drawdown Scholars program, a college senior was chosen to speak at ...

Heating Bench at NEXUS Facility

Second Year of NEXUS Pilot System Operations at Partner Farms Successful

Note:  NEXUS is an STBE collaborative research site.SummaryThe Nexus team continues its work designing and evaluating technological solutions to ...

App Builds a Home Blitz

From foundation to roof — App Builds a Home takes shape during blitz build

This article is part of a series about the App Builds a Home project, which began with fundraising in fall 2018 and will continue through the building...