Using biodiesel production as the centerpiece, the efforts of multiple academic programs were combined to achieve a common objective, thus illustrating the importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration. These programs include Chemical Technology, Sustainable Energy, Automotive Technology, HVAC, Biotechnology, and Agricultural Technology. By participating in the implementation of a closed-loop biodiesel supply chain, students learned the significance of communication and the interdependence of the myriad programs.
Schauer, Douglas J.; Slaven, Isaac; and Robinson, Glen, "Clean Energy as a Platform for Interdisciplinary Collaborations within a Technology-Driven Institution" (2011). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 7.