N.C. A&T Launches Southeast Urban Sustainability Summit Event

Greensboro, NC – May 2019 – Dr. Vicki Foust at N.C. A&T has received a $50K NSF grant to fund an upcoming event to advance research in urban sustainability. The Southeast Urban Sustainability Summit (SEUSS) will develop a research network comprised of academics, municipalities, industries, and advocacy groups with the vision of advancing research in urban sustainability in the state of North Carolina. SEUSS will be held August 14-15, 2019 on the campus of N.C. A&T in Greensboro.

SEUSS will convene a diverse network of stakeholders from across the state committed to identifying and addressing North Carolina’s most pressing sustainability and resilience issues related to energy, water, waste, transportation, housing, health/safety and food/agriculture. The collaborations formed at SEUSS will seek additional funding to conduct the research needs identified at the conference. The resulting research agenda will have implications for the entire southeastern U.S.

SEUSS is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Vicki Foust with the Center for Energy Research and Technology at N.C. A&T, in collaboration with leadership from N.C. A&T, UNC Greensboro, Appalachian State University, NC State University, the Southeast Sustainability Director’s Network, the Environmental Defense Fund and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

For more information about SEUSS and to register for the event, please contact Dr. Vicki Foust at vafoust@ncat.edu, 336-285-4738.