There are Four Arms to the Institute
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Research (See below to learn more)
Student Projects (See below to learn more)
Andrea Holmes, PhD
Professor of Chemistry-Doane University
Principal investigator of the Center of Undergraduate Research in Biofilms (CURB). Within CURB, I have two major research interests; 1.) Bioremediation of polluted water, 2.) Surface chemistry for biofilm inhibition.
Amanda McKinney, M.D.
Executive Director IHPH
The Human and Planetary Health Society is the student group associated with the Institue.
Student Projects and Campus Initiatives:
- Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign- HPHS is working to encourage the University administration and Board of Trustees to divest all current and future investments from the fossil fuel industry
- Food Waste Initiative- Doane University throws away over 900 pounds of food each week from the campus cafeteria. Doane engineering students built a "proof of concept" biodigester that can be used to anaerobically break down the food waste and capture the methane, using it to displace fossil gas use on campus.
- Single Use Item Initiative- HPHS is working to eliminate all single-use items on campus. They started with distribution of coffee cups to use at Lakeside Coffee House
- Permaculture Project- At the most recent IHPH Symposium, a permaculture workshop was held. HPHS students lobbied for use of a piece of ground on campus as a site for a new permaculture project which was designed at the workshop and will be implemented by students over the coming semesters.