Evan Sproul is a PhD student at Colorado State University researching the sustainability of new technologies. Within SBAR, he develops computer models to help understand the environmental impacts and economic viability of converting guayule into usable products. Evan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from New Mexico Tech and is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Oregon and Colorado. Prior to attending CSU, he researched concentrating solar power at Sandia National Laboratories and worked as a mechanical engineer at Intel.