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Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Clarkson University
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

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Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

Annual presentations at AASHE conferences. For example, at the AASHE 2015 meeting, Clarkson people presented one case study (Powers, S.E., CLICS) about our use of the GH/digester project in classes, and a panel discussion and networking session on the use of educational opportunities in developing forest carbon off set projects. Previous year's presentations have included descriptions of our Smart housing projects. Aspects of energy education and climate education and literacy efforts have been published in the peer-reviewed literature.


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

AASHE, USGBC, Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE), NYS Pollution Prevention Institute, Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, ACUPCC


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Four colleges in Northern New York are linked through the Associated Colleges program. The sustainability committee of this organization brings together sustainability coordinators and student leaders a couple of a times a year to discuss shared programs and best practices. We participate in a local Sustainability Educators roundtable discussion group that is organized at SUNY Potsdam. Clarkson University is also a member of AASHE and the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and NYCSHE (including serving as the north country liaison for NYCSHE) . Faculty members and students attend and present our efforts at these meetings.
We have also been active in workshops and publications to bring sustainability specifically into engineering education.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:

Energy Education and Literacy:
http://www.clarkson.edu/cses/research/Education.html
Recent presentions and publications:
* DeWaters, J.E., and S.E. Powers, "Energy Literacy." Presentation at the 39th annual North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) Conference, Buffalo, NY, September 29- October 3, 2010.
* DeWaters. J.E., and S.E. Powers, "Energy Literacy of Secondary Students in New York State (USA): A Measure of Knowledge, Affect, and Behavior." Energy Policy, 39(3): 1699- 1710, March 3, 2011.
* Powers, S.E., J.E. DeWaters, M.Z. Venczel, "Teaching Life-cycle Perspectives - A Sustainable Transportation Fuels Unit for High School and Undergraduate Engineering Students." ASCEJ. Prof. Issues in Engrg. Educ. & Practice, 2011. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)El.1943-5541.0000059
* Powers, S.E., S. Dhaniyala J.E. DeWaters, M.M. Small, "Teaching Climate Science and Policy to Engineering Students." In: Proceedings of the 118th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, Vancouver CA, June 2011.
* DeWaters, J.E., and S.E. Powers, "Improving Energy Literacy among Middle School Youth with Project-based Learning Pedagogies." In Proceedings of the 41st ASSEE/IEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 13-15, 2011, paper number 1424.
* DeWaters, J.E., S.E. Powers, “Establishing Measurement Criteria for an Energy Literacy Questionnaire.” J. Environmental Education, 44(1), 38-55, 2013. DOI:10.1080/00958964.2012.711378
* DeWaters, J.E., S.E. Powers, B. Qaqish, and M.E. Graham. “Designing an Energy Literacy Questionnaire for Middle and High School Youth.” J. Environmental Education, 44(1): 56-78, 2013. DOI:10.1080/00958964.2012.682615
* 54. DeWaters, J.E., C. Andersen, A. Calderwood, S.E. Powers, Improving Climate Literacy with Project-Based Modules Rich in Educational Rigor and Relevance. Journal of Geoscience Education, 62(3): 469-484, 2014.
* Powers, S.E., S. Dhaniyala, J.E. DeWaters, M.M Small, New project-based instructional modules improve climate literacy (research to practice). In: Proceedings of the 120th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, Paper # 6493Atlanta GA, June 2013.
* Powers, S.E., S.J. Grimberg, Cold-climate Greenhouse and Food Waste Digester Provide Education and Research Opportunities While Greening the Campus. In: Proceedings of the 120th Annual ASEE Conference & Exposition, Paper # 6151, Atlanta GA, June 2013.
* Powers, S.E., J. DeWaters, M.M. Small, S. Grimberg, D. Hou, CLICS – Integrating Data from Campus Sustainability Projects across Disciplines. In: Proceedings ASEE Annual Conference, paper #12529, pp. 26.351.1 - 26.351.15 Seattle WA June 2015.
* DeWaters, J.E., S.E. Powers, S. Dhaniyala, “The Impact of Project-Based Climate Change Learning Experiences on Students’ Broad Climate Literacy.” AGU Annual conference, San Francisco CA, Dec. 2014.
* Powers, S.E., Envisioning the future of environmental engineering education: Using campus sustainability projects as experiential learning sites. Seminar, Dept. Civil Engineering, Syracuse NY, March 20, 2015.
* Nikdel, L., S.E. Powers, K. Janoyan, D. Hou, A. Schay, M. Bayer. “Building Energy Modeling for Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project” Poster presented at the 14th Annual Syracuse COA Symposium - Advanced Building Innovations: Integrating Systems for Efficiency, Quality and Resilience, Syracuse NY October 16, 2014.
* DeWaters, J.E., S.E. Powers, and S. Dhaniyala. “The Impact of Project-Based Climate Change Learning Experiences on Students’ Broad Climate Literacy.” Presented at the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014. Paper number ED32A-05.
* Powers, S.E., D. Hou, K. Janoyan, S. Bird, L. Legault, A. Sherman, A.E.S. Schay, L.Nikdel, A. Rowe Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project: Highly-granular utility use data for Smart Buildings and Smart Residents. Presentation at the 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference, March 12-13, 2015, Liverpool NY
162. Powers, S.E., D. Hou, K. Janoyan, S. Bird, L. Legault, A. Sherman, A.E.S. Schay, * L.Nikdel, A. Rowe Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project: Highly-granular utility helps us to understand student utility use, Presented at the North Country-Mohawk valley Clean Energy Economy Conference, Utica NY, June 2015.
* Powers, S.E., J.E. DeWaters, S.J. Grimberg, D. Hou, CLICS: Using Cyber-infrastructure to Bring Data from Campus Sustainability Efforts into the Classroom, Presented at the 2015 AEESP Biannual Conference, New Haven CT, June, 2015.
* Powers, S.E., CLICS: Using Cyber-infrastructure to Bring Data from Campus Sustainability Efforts into the Classroom, Presented at the 2015 AASHE Conference and Expo, Minneapolis MN, Oct 25-28, 2015.
* Powers, S.E., J.E. DeWaters, D. Dhaniyala, Key Concepts for and Assessment of an Undergraduate Class that Engages Engineering Students in Climate Change Grand Challenge. Submitted for presentation at the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, Dec. 2015.

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