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Featured Student Projects

Education at the Global CO2 Initiative builds a new workforce through courses, student (team) projects, and student research projects. Education at the Global CO2 Initiative also includes outreach to the general public, and policy and decision makers at the local, national, and international level.

The Global CO2 Initiative draws from teaching expertise across the University of Michigan’s campus, from A(rtsEngine) to Z(oology).

We offer independent study opportunities, thesis projects, and summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Global CO2 Initiative Student Association

The Global CO2 Initiative Student Association is a multidisciplinary organization involving the U-M undergraduate and graduate community in educational opportunities brought forth by the carbon removal field, such as seminars, projects, professional development, and community outreach. This organization will incorporate students from all different majors, including engineering, business, climate and sustainability, art and design, and public policy, and will maintain the flexibility to expand into different departments based on the interest and expertise of its members.

Gabriela Lopez Orozco Pellicer (MBA 2020)

Gabriela’s independent study project researched the economic viability and commercial sense of installing carbon capture plants with a focus on point sources of smaller magnitude. A publication based on this work will be forthcoming.

Gabriela graduated with an MBA from UM’s Ross School of Business in April 2020 and plans to continue working on related environmental topics.

Grant Faber (BBA 2019)

Grant has conducted multiple techno-economic assessments and developed business case plans for bendable concrete.

His work with the Global CO2 Initiative now continues in the Master’s program at the School for Environment and Sustainability.

Gwen Gell (Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student, Master of Urban Design, 2019)

Gwen investigated Southeast Michigan’s Carbon Emissions to study the evolution and progress towards the State of Michigan’s goal of reducing its carbon emissions. The State of Michigan is continuing to make strides towards its goal, set in 2009, to reduce carbon emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

Participating Organizations

University of Michigan Engineering
University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship
University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability