The Institute for Leadership in Sustainable Technology (ILST) is a researched-based summer institute focusing on a variety of sustainable technologies, open to twelve students across the three Colleges of the University.

Students receive hands-on, team based experiences, conducting sustainability consulting projects that focus on Economic, Social, and Environmental issues in residential and commercial settings. The program is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

ILST was created in 2015 by Dr. Peter Jansson and Dr. Neil Boyd.

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Early Decision, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Regular Decision, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

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Learning Goals

  • Explain basic concepts and principles of sustainable technologies.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in relation to sustainable technologies.
  • Create financial statements and business plans.
  • Complete effective customer transactions.
  • Present effective assessment information to clients
  • Effectively work in teams during ILST group projects.

ILST student trip

ILST taught me a lot and gave me a sense of what I have interest in and how my life path can make a difference in the world.

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Contact Us

Dr. Neil Boyd
Professor of Management
P: 570.577.1821
E: neil.boyd@bucknell.edu

Dr. Peter Jansson
Swanson Fellow in the Sciences and Engineering
Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
P: 570.577.3398
E: pmj005@bucknell.edu

Missy Gutkowski
Assistant Director for Experiential Programs
College of Management
P: 570.577.1305
E: mmg019@bucknell.edu

Recent Projects

Four Photovoltaic Feasibility Assessments - Four student groups comprised of one student from engineering, management, and arts and sciences conducted detailed feasibility studies of commercial or residential field sites for solar installation. They produced reports that were delivered to their clients which contained solar window data, solar array design, financial information (cost, internal rate of return, payback period, funding sources, tax credits).

ILST Shed Design Project - Six students created an architectural design for a new ILST shed on Energy Hill that would meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge, produced enough space to house anaerobic digestion equipment, storage, and designed to hold a solar array that would be mounted in a southern direction. Their findings were delivered to Yoder Barns in order to produce a quote for the construction of the shed.

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OFFICE

Institute for Leadership in Sustainable Technology (ILST)

CONTACT

Dr. Neil Boyd

Professor of Management

P: 570.577.1821

E: neil.boyd@bucknell.edu

 

Dr. Peter Jansson

Swanson Fellow in the Sciences and Engineering

Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

P: 570.577.3398

E: pmj005@bucknell.edu

 

 

Missy Gutkowski

Assistant Director for Experiential Programs

College of Management

P: 570.577.1305

E: mmg019@bucknell.edu

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