Where Technology Meets Impact

Founded in 2009, Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) is a student run, interdisciplinary project team with a bias towards impact. We bring together students from across all seven colleges to work alongside renowned faculty and knowledgeable professionals in our mission to create a network of proactively sustainable communities.

Utilizing a participatory design approach, as well as a healthy skepticism towards what outputs truly create value for our users, our projects result in a symbiosis of social, ecological, and economic sustainability. Providing opportunities for students from any major, our diversity — of both perspective and project offerings — allows us to continuously push the envelope of innovation and resilience.

Whether you’re an award winning graphic designer, a freshman electrical engineering student, or anything in between, we’ll set you up with an opportunity to make a real difference in a community that needs it.