About IGSS

IGSS Summer Program at Marian University

The IGSS summer program is a seven-week, research-based course taught by Marian University faculty that creates a collaborative environment where individual and collective efforts lead to the production of scholarly work within the field of sustainability.

What do students do at the IGSS Summer Program?

On three afternoons a week, students attend lectures from Marian University faculty members, as well as from a variety of visiting speakers. This work combines individual and collaborative components. The main objectives of this portion of IGSS are to form a basis for quantitative, locally-relevant insights related to energy sustainability, to acquire a familiarity with metrics used to assess the greenness of a chemical process, and to become familiar with the methods used to assess the ecological influence and the biological context of chemical and technological advancements in green and sustainable practices. Student research projects are chosen in consultation with faculty members with the goal of generating new scientific work in the fields of ecology, energy sustainability, and green chemistry.


1 year of general chemistry (or equivalent) required
1 year organic chemistry preferred
Enrollment is limited and will be determined by student GPA in science courses

What students get:

3 credit hours of CHE 380
2 credit hours of CHE 498 or BIO 498
Students are eligible for a $300 per week stipend and free tuition


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