Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
483

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
919

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
48

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
53

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Sample list (full list available at http://www.green.colostate.edu/research.aspx)
Amy Prieto, Chemistry (non-toxic battery technology)
Bryan Wilson, Mechanical Engineering (cookstoves, biofuels, and two-stroke engines)
Ken Reardon, Chemical and Biological Engineering (biofuels)
Daniel Bush, Biology (biofuels)
Jan Leach, Bioagricultural Sciences (biofuels)
William Parton, Natural Resource Energy Laboratory (greenhouse gas emissions)
Robin Reid, Natural Resources (collaborative conservation)
Diana Wall, School of Global Environment Sustainability (soil ecosystems)
David Randall, Atmospheric Science (cloud climate)
Michelle Betsill, Political Science (global environmental governance)
Brian Dunbar, Construction Management (built environment and green building)
Holmes Rolston III, Philosophy (environmental ethics)
James Pritchett, Agriculture (water resources and rural economies)
Eugene Chen, Chemistry (bioplastics)
Laura Raynolds, Sociology (fair and alternative trade)
Tony Cheng, Natural Resources (forest policy)
W.S. Sampath, Mechanical Engineering (photovoltaics)


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

The numbers given are a conservative estimate based on keyword searches through the CSU research database. The actual number of faculty/projects/departments involved in sustainable research is likely higher.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

For the latest examples of prominent research see http://www.green.colostate.edu/research.aspx


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

The number of Academic Departments listed here that conduct research is different from the number of Academic Departments and equivalents listed in IC3 and AC1 that offer academic courses. This is intentional as 5 of our Academic Department equivalents are special academic units that offer courses but do not engage in research; research is conducted under the purview of the 53 academic department units.

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