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

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Bill Pfleger - The New Energy Landscape: Trends Facilitating Microgrids & Future Directions

Bill Pfleger, Solutions Architect ManagerMicrogrid Competency Center at Schneider ElectricThe New Energy Landscape: Trends Facilitating Microgrids &am...

Dr. Jaewon Oh

Sustainable Technology Welcomes Dr. Jaewon Oh to the Faculty

The Sustainable Technology program welcomes Dr. Jaewon Oh as its newest assistant professor this fall. Dr. Oh holds a master’s degree in Alternative...

Dr. Jeremy Ferrell-Peru Study Abroad 2018

Collaborative study abroad trip focuses on studying and mitigating climate change in Peru

In June 2018, 14 Appalachian State University students packed their bags and boarded a plane to Peru to spend almost three weeks studying and implemen...