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Sustainability Symposium

The Sustainability Symposium will display and celebrate work relating to the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability. Any student may participate in this event by submitting their project or art piece and sharing how it relates to sustainability.

View the Sustainability Symposium here!



Research Projects

Types of projects accepted into this symposium include a broad range of research or engagement projects based on any environmental, social, or economic aspect of sustainability. Examples of class projects include sustainability capstone, renewable energy, engineering, social sciences, food systems, agriculture, landscape design, biological and life sciences, and more!

Art Gallery

The virtual art gallery portion of this symposium will display the unique ways we see, understand, and interact with sustainability in our lives. The art submissions can be created from anything! It might include using recycled materials, nature, reusing and reshaping old products, or a virtual creation that speaks to your definition and vision of sustainability. Please include a title and written description of what inspired your project, how it was created, and how it relates to sustainability.



Schedule

March 11th – April 16th
Submissions Accepted: Submit your research project or art piece here!

April 21st – April 23rd
Interactive Session: Browse through posters and art gallery. Ask questions, add comments, and provide feedback on your favorite pieces. Register for the interactive session here!

Thursday, April 22nd from 4-8pm
Live Poster Presentations: Hear from the Sustainability Internship Program. Learn more about the student sustainability work on campus and how to apply for the 2021-2022 school year.

How can I get involved?

Students may submit their work on the ForagerOne Symposium platform. We welcome students in any major to submit their own personal or University led project or art piece. Even if you do not present a project, we would love for you to join us on this virtual platform to view all of the great sustainability work happening on campus!

If you have any questions about this event or if your project qualifies for this event, please contact the Academic Engagement Specialist at sustainability@utk.edu.