Sustainability greenbacks

Greg Turcotte, a junior at Chico State, snagged a $10,000 SAP America Scholarship for a research paper applying accounting principles to monitoring greenhouse-gas emissions.

His research took aspects of science, business, economics and the humanities to examine how to gauge gasses that have an impact on climate. Turcotte (pictured) is the first Chico State student to earn the prestigious scholarship, which is awarded annually to up to 10 students nationwide.

SAP, the world’s largest business software company, selected Chico State’s College of Business in 1996 as its first partner in the SAP University Alliance Program. The college is currently one of two “mega centers” for the SAP UAP, providing hosting services and training to universities around the world.