Dr. Lindgren’s work focuses on youth-oriented Sustainability Education, including Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, and its impact on decision-making in the home, both in the United States and abroad. Her work is situated in topics of household energy and sustainable agriculture. She examines the agentive capacity of youth in their ability to affect change in their homes and communities through purposeful sustainability education programming in formal and informal settings. Internationally, her work is focused on the introduction of efficient cookstoves in resource-limited settings and the role that education and youth play in advancing energy transitions and strengthening community resilience. Domestically, she examines quality environmental education programming that addresses access and equity, as a way to connect youth and their households to their local environments. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated faculty in the department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering and the Technology Entrepreneurship Center in the Grainger College of Engineering.
Agricultural and Biological Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Physics Teaching and Learning, M.Ed., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Astrophysics, B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Coordinator, STEM Teacher Development, Curriculum and Instruction
Jahnke, K., & Lindgren, S. A. (2021). You Teach Us: Peer teaching in the engineering classroom. In Proceedings of 128th annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference
Lindgren, S. A. (2021). Cookstove implementation and education for sustainable development: A review of the field and proposed research agenda. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 146, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111184
Lindgren, S. A., Morris, K., & Price, A. (2021). Designing environmental storylines to achieve the complementary aims of environmental and science education through science and engineering practices. Journal of Environmental Education, 52(4), 239-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958964.2021.1949569
Lindgren, S. A. (2021). Sustainability Education For Namibian Youth to Advance Efficient CookstovesAnd Energy Development. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, (24). https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/consilience/article/view/7952/4331
Lindgren, S. A. (2020). A broader definition of cookstove stakeholder: The inclusion of youth and education in sustainable energy development. Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development.