As the only undergraduate team competing, six Hampshire students won the top prize in the American Ecological Engineering Society’s student design challenge
A transition that provides Hampshire's extraordinary faculty and intrepid students time and resources to develop and experiment with courses and projects that spark discovery and solve problems in the connections among mind, art, science, health, enterprise, and social change in the anthropocene era, and challenge students in every discipline to consider their role in human survival.
The R.W. Kern Center is a multifunctional building serving as a living laboratory, where students and the public study its systems and performance, tied to measures for sustainability.
The Hampshire College Farm and its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provide our campus and community members with organic local produce and meat, as well as rich educational opportunities. Whether exploring agriculture, animal behavior, or green design, Hampshire students and faculty use the farm as a hub for investigating the intellectual, political, and scientific issues surrounding food production.
In partnership with Holyoke Community College and the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire has received funding for “Application of Clean Energy Technology to Sustainable Agriculture Practice.” The grant will include support for clean energy infrastructure and course development, and will foster collaboration across the institutions. Proposed projects at Hampshire College include a moveable greenhouse with heat pump technology, as well as a solar array at the Hampshire College Farm that will provide power for new climate-controlled root and vegetable storage facilities, a mobile refrigeration unit, and a tractor that will be converted from diesel to battery power.
Women who've created their own careers in solar technology, green architecture, sustainable agriculture, and accessible reproductive health describe essential elements of Hampshire College that paved the way for their success.
The Hampshire College Tim Harkness Fund for invention awards grants for innovative work in applied design and invention, especially in areas of sustainability and renewable energy.
By one estimate, the amount of new technical information doubles every two years, and 70 percent of today's students will end up in jobs not yet invented. They will struggle to solve problems we do not yet understand, collaborating with people on multiple continents through institutions not yet created.