MAPS Summer Bridge Program: Project IMPACT

Guidance and resources to complete the sustainability project

Library Research Guide


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Welcome to the Libraries' MAPS Summer Bridge Program: Project IMPACT Library Research Guide!  This guide will help you learn how to find the information you need for your projects with K-State Libraries' resources.  

If this guide does not have the information and/or guidance you are looking for, do not hesitate to Ask A Librarian.

Contact Carol Sevin (, Kendra Spahr (, Jason Coleman (, or Livia Olsen ( for a research consultation via phone, email, Zoom (video conference), or in person.

Your Assignment

For your sustainability project, you will investigate issues associated with creating a sustainable product from a biomass (corn, soybeans, switch grass, algae, other biomass, etc). You will design and present a poster for invited MAPS sponsors, faculty, and university staff.

Project outline:

  •   Choose a biomass to research.
  •   Discipline specific perspective on your product.
    • Describe the agricultural, natural resource and sustainability implications of producing products from this biomass.
    • Describe the business considerations for producing and marketing this product.
    • Describe the engineering and environmental issues associated with producing, distributing, and using this product.
  •   Develop conclusions about the future of using your biomass "input" for producing bio-based products.

Research Toolbox

Need help with your project? Follow the links below!