What is Living Lab?
The PSU Living Lab program is a partnership between the PSU Campus Sustainability Office, Facilities and Property Management department, and Institute for Sustainable Solutions that matches motivated faculty and students with University staff to work on projects that support PSU’s campus sustainability goals.
The Living Lab program aims to bridge the gap between opportunities in education and improved campus operations by bringing together a diverse team of campus stakeholders to solve a problem, explore an applied research question, or ignite an initiative that assists the University in achieving its sustainability goals. Operational staff benefit from high-quality research on projects directly targeting campus plans. Faculty benefit from the support of brokers such as ISS to implement course projects that deepen learning by engaging students in real campus sustainability issues. Students benefit from gaining tangible skills through experiential education focused on campus sustainability issues.
Learn more about Living Lab projects, successes, and lessons learned over the past academic year.
Campus Tree Inventory
WALL-E: Waste Audit Living Lab Experience