Sustainable Technology

Sustainable Technology: Sound Solutions to Real Problems

Do you have concern about environmental and social impacts of 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 water 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 sustainable development work in developing countries.

Sustainable Technology Program News

Energy Summit 2017 Theme

Energy Summit 2017 at Appalachian State University July 10-12

The 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit is happening July 10-12.  This year's theme is “Perspectives: Policy & Practice” and will highlight mu...

Formula Sun Grand Prix 2017

Team Sunergy Finishes Second at 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix!

It was a roller coaster 3 days at the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas (July 3-9).  As the first team to complete qualification, Apperion,...

Inside the greenhouse, thermal battery (left) and raised aquaponics grow beds (right)

NEXUS: University-based multidisciplinary research site in service to local community

Purpose and Vision:  The NEXUS at Appalachian State University is a multidisciplinary team of faculty and students housed in the Department of Su...