The engineering department has a long-standing commitment to sustainable technology. We see creation care as part of our job. Issues of earthkeeping are dealt with in classes every semester.
Professors are actively engaged in research that considers sustainability from a wide variety of aspects. A student engineering club (Renewable Energy Organization) works to educate the campus and community with a technology perspective on energy issues.
Renewable Energy Organization
The Renewable Energy Organization is student organization which concentrates on renewable energy for Calvin’s campus.
Calvin currently has two solar panels on campus. One is at the Bunker Interpretive Center. This project was done by a 2003–04 Senior Design team. This team received a grant from the state of Michigan for their work on the solar panel. For more information on this source of energy, visit solar.calvin.edu or Senior Design Team 5 (03–04).
In the 2002–03 school year, the “Just Add Sunlight” Senior Design team worked on placing a solar panel on the roof of Calvin’s Science Building. This team also received a grant from the state of Michigan for their work.
Here at Calvin, our faculty are very involved in sustainability research. This includes alternative energy sources, energy conservation, recycling, water, air quality and more.