Our goal is to create sustainable and resilient natural systems in which people engage with the Earth with reciprocity. Indigenous peoples have stewarded natural resources for millennia through their knowledge and traditional practices. The TEK Lab explores, facilitates, and honors the synergies between TEK, Western science, and other ways of knowing.
The future bioeconomy depends on development of bio-products. Research in this area ranges from nano-cellulose applications in a host of products to application of fungal pigments in solar cells and batteries and their aesthetic and commercial application for wood products in the areas of art, design and science.