Sue created the Sustainability Lab (S-lab).
The S-lab is a living-laboratory that supports student-led research and training with the goal of reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable use of natural resources. This includes indoor and outdoor laboratory space and educational tools for students. Sue has developed curriculum and a mentorship network to engage the broader community. More specifically, the curriculum includes a sustainability module for a summer entrepreneurship academy to train students to be innovators. Also, the mentorship network includes entrepreneurs from Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who launched successful “green” enterprises. They will serve as mentors for student teams.
The sustainability and entrepreneurship module is offered as part of UCSC College 8’s Green Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship Course. Experiences from that course were integrated into the summer entrepreneurship academy. Finally, Sue offered a K-12 Sustainability Summer Camp at the S-lab during the summer of 2016.