The University of Cincinnati strives to be a national and academic leader on climate and sustainability research, education, and action. PEWS Sustainability is an initiative to:


Highlight sustainability research at UC


Support community partnerships with sustainability goals


Host public-facing events about sustainability

This is initiative is funded by the Research 2030 Initiative of the UC Office of Research.

Sustainability Highlights

Dr. James Mack
Professor of Chemistry,
Dean of Natural Sciences

Dr. Angela Potochnik
Professor of Philosophy,
Director of PEWS

Dr. Patrick Ray
Professor of Environmental Engineering

Dr. Carlie Trott
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Abel Gustafson
Assistant Professor of
Science Communication

Dr. Andrew Bernier
Visiting Assistant Professor of
STEM Education


Community Partnership for Sustainability

On Friday April 15, 2022, the Center for Public Engagement with Science hosted the Community Partnership for Sustainability event to highlight the efforts of local organizations working on issues of sustainability. Attendees gathered virtually to hear about each organization’s current projects and opportunities for collaboration.

Live Event Recording


Oliver Kroner
Green Cincinnati Plan and Sustainability Management
City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability

Connie O’Connor
Education Director

Cincinnati Nature Center

Melinda Kruyer
Executive Director


Ryan Mooney-Bullock
Executive Director

Green Umbrella

Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson
Community Outreach Coordinator
Groundwork Ohio River Valley

Sustainability Research and Discussion Group

Are you a graduate student doing researcin sustainability? Or are you interested in sustainability research, but not sure how to get involved? Join our Graduate Sustainability Research & Discussion Group!

This student-led group launched in the spring of 2022 to give graduate students across the disciplinary spectrum a chance to connect, cross-pollinate, and co-create ideas for developing their research projects in the field of sustainability. The group meets bimonthly, Friday’s 11am-12pm in McMicken 210.

All disciplines are welcome and coffee and snacks are provided!


  • February 18, 2022


  • March 4, 2022

    Workshop Your Elevator Pitch

  • March 25, 2022

    Workshop on Engaging in Interdisiplinary Collaboration

  • April 8, 2022

    Panel Discussion on Turning Academic Research into Actionable Work

    Louis Herzner, Archaeology
    Javier Viaña Pérez, Aerospace Engineering
    Nabiha Chaudhary, Psychology (CORA)

  • April 22, 2022

    Imagining Sustainability Research: Interdisciplinary Mashup!

Questions? Want to join remotely? Please feel free to email Kat Timm for more details. To receive updates about the research and discussion group, feel free to fill out this form.