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).

Featured Student Projects

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

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 (https://www.globalco2initiative.org/research/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 by 2050.

(link to conference where this will be presented is forthcoming)

Participating Organizations


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