Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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Boston University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Meredith Withelder
Sustainability Intern
sustainability@BU
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) was established in 1997 to facilitate participation by Boston University undergraduates in faculty-mentored research. Since 1997, it has supported research efforts of approximately 1500 Boston University students. Support comes from the University, individual faculty grants, alumni and corporate donations, and government agencies and private foundations.

UROP provides financial support for student research stipends, supplies, and travel. The program has funded a broad range of research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts. Research through UROP must take place under the guidance of a BU faculty mentor, and is defined as any scientific or scholarly activity that contributes to the production of new knowledge.

Various research opportunities are offered in ecology/behavior, earth sciences, environmental health, environmental economic/geography, sustainable tourism development, geography, geology/geochemistry, biology, and public health.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The UROP program is offered as a mentoring relationship between faculty and undergraduate students.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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