Keystone Project

The Keystone Project is an integral part of the Certificate in Environmental Management and a rewarding hands-on experience for students. Projects span the Autumn and Winter quarters and are conducted as the Keystone Projects Course Series (ENVIR 511, ENVIR 512).

Keystone Projects, proposed by community partners to address their specific interests and needs, provide real-world examples of contemporary environmental challenges. Community partners are active participants on the projects, enabling students to make professional connections and contribute directly toward developing solutions to the region’s environmental issues.

Team Organization

Keystone projects are interdisciplinary team projects that consist of:

  • 3 to 6 students
  • A UW faculty mentor who provides guidance and expertise and contributes substantively to the projects
  • Community partners from business, government and private sectors, who provide problem statement, collaboration, and other project support

Read about our Keystone projects:

Past Projects