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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research

The Shell Center for Sustainability seeks to create a multidisciplinary program of research, education, and outreach to identify and address potential threats to the sustainable development of living standards. These standards are interpreted broadly to encompass all factors affecting quality of life, including the continued availability of environmental resources and their human impact in support of transdisciplinary outcomes.

The Shell Center for Sustainability 2014-2016 Request for Research Proposals-Stress Nexus 2050.

 


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2016-2018 Fellowship Awards

 
Three Fellows were selected to continue the work of the Stress Nexus 2050 projects. The intent is to allow researchers to make efficient and logical connections to further impact future projects: 
  
 

2014-2016 Awards

 
New Stress Nexus 2050 projects selected to receive funding:
 
 

2012-2014 Awards

 
Stress Nexus 2050 Projects selected to receive funding:
 

 

2011-2012 Awards

 
Projects selected to receive funding:
 
 
 

2010-2011 SCS Fellows

February 25, 2011. The Shell Center for Sustainability awards 14 fellowships to conduct research in sustainable development.
Shell Center for Sustainability (SCS) Fellowships were awarded for student research that will take place in 2011. The SCS Fellows will work under the direction of a Project Investigator (PI) and will conduct research in important areas of sustainable development as listed below. In The News.

Urbanization and Carbon In Waterways
Coastal Flood Warning System
Efficient Solar Cell
Religion and the Environment
Reduce and Fix CO2
Consequences of Climate Change on Ecosystems 
  

2009-2010 Awards

 
Projects selected to receive funding:
 
 
 
 

 

Previous Research


The Shell Center for Sustainability committed research funds in the Fall of 2003. The funds supported several projects conducted primarily by Rice faculty, staff and students. Work commenced in 2004 and has been completed. Research addressed several general areas of sustainability:

• Energy resources, carbon cycle and air quality
• Water
• Biodiversity
• Role of the private sector in fostering sustainability and stakeholder relationships

Projects:
Gas Hydrates
Business Case for Sustainable Development
Ozone Research
Rice University-Nankai University Partnership
U.S.-China Coastal Cities Project
Case Study in Sustainability 
Nanotechnology & Energy
Energy & Conservation: Contingent Valuation Analysis
Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Water Membrane Technologies
Biodiversity-Forestry
Biolinguistic Diversity