Check our continuation of services webpage for updates related to COVID-19.

MAPS Summer Bridge Program: Project IMPACT

Guidance and resources to complete the sustainability project

Library Research Guide


Kansas State University Libraries banner with image of books on bookshelf

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 or Kendra Spahr 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.
  • Overview of identified industry usage of biomass to create sustainable products.
  • Explain the agricultural, natural resource, and sustainability implications of producing bio-based products from your input.
  • Describe the business plan elements to be considered for producing and marketing this product.
  • Explain 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!