College of Science

AES Professor’s Sustainable City Year Program Featured in CSU News

Similar to the Service Learning Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, several CSU’s across the state have been diligently working with city officials to develop service projects that meet the unique needs of surrounding communities.

CSUMB’s Sustainable City Year Program was recently featured in an article that highlighted these programs across the CSU System. This program serves as a university-community connection where cities work with local universities to match community needs (brought forth by city officials) to faculty and student expertise. Applied Environmental Science Professor, Dr. Daniel Fernandez currently leads this program and has immersed his classes in over 75 city projects over the past 5 years. His students have worked with the City of Seaside (CA) on a variety of projects that range from sidewalk safety improvements, to creating apps that help fight food insecurity in the community.

“I've seen cities go in a direction they wouldn't otherwise have gone, based on the research and creative input from our students." - Dr. Daniel Fernandez

To read more about the work being done by Prof. Fernandez and his students, as well as the work done by students across the CSU System, check out the full article: CSU Campuses Help Cities Tackle Local Challenges.