Speakers Will Inspire & Inform Young Innovators Taking Action for the Climate

MISSion Innovation, the new service learning program from Pretty Brainy, kicks off Saturday, September 22-23, at Colorado State University. High school and college students, working in small groups, will use engineering design thinking and rapid prototyping to innovate new ways to reduce greenhouse gases. The program supports the City of Fort Collins, CO, in becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Experts to deliver insight September 22-23 include the following. To inspire and inform the engineering design process during the two-day event, guests will present 20-minute lightning lessons on engineering design thinking, the physics of climate change, climate science, water, stereotype threat, and behavior change.

Speakers include —

Pat Aloise-Young, Ph.D., associate professor, Psychology, Colorado State University (CSU)

Kristen Buchanan, Ph.D., associate professor, Physics, CSU

Susan P. James, Ph.D., professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering, CSU

Sybil Sharvelle, Ph.D., associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Urban Water Center and One Water Solutions Institute, CSU

Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Atmospheric Science, CSU

Brittany Bloodhart, Ph.D., Psychology, and post-doctoral student in Atmospheric Science

MISSion Innovation Is High School and College Students Prototyping New Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Learn More about the program.

Mentors and Volunteers Are Needed for the Two-day Event

To mentor a team of five or volunteer to help present a fantastic event, visit Mentor and Volunteer Registration.