Energy and the Environment

Public Interest Technology (PIT) at ASU sees energy and the environment as key areas for deploying technical expertise for public betterment and for developing new technologies that serve the public good. Connected to extensive resources in sustainability, PIT at ASU is committed to energy innovation and environmental well-being so that future generations can thrive. Researchers and students take the long view and work across science, policy, art, and the humanities to make sure that tomorrow’s public good matters as much as today’s. PIT at ASU’s dedication to environmental health and energy innovation is demonstrated through research centers like the Center for Smart Cities and Regions and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems where novel thinking and expertise are leveraged to ensure sustainable and generative futures for all. 

The Cluster Project is a design competition that challenges interdisciplinary students to solve real-world problems. The competition was established in 2007 and is housed in the Herberger Institute for Design and Arts.
Grassroots Energy Innovation, a project theme in the Center for Energy and Society, advances society’s most vulnerable members through energy innovation.