12 Mar '12, 5pm

Dow donates $10M to start multidisciplinary sustainability fellowship

Dow donates $10M to start multidisciplinary sustainability fellowship

Many of the biggest sustainability problems stretch far beyond a single discipline, involving policy challenges, for example, as well as technology and social science challenges. So their solutions also will arguably need to involve many different fields. Yet many universities' sustainability programs are stuck in a single school – such as the school of environment or the school of engineering – today. The Dow Chemical Company hopes to help change that: It's giving $10 million to establish a fellowship program at the University of Michigan geared toward getting students from different schools to collaborate on viable sustainability concepts. The idea is that multidisciplinary training could ultimately help worldwide organizations solve some of the globe's biggest challenges. "This is a bold experiment," Neil Hawkins, Dow's vice president of sustainability, told GreenBiz Ex...

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