Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Meghan Chapple
Director of Sustainability, Senior Advisor on University Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Fellows Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The GW Energy Fellows Program is a new and unique interdisciplinary program that has grown out of GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in partnership with Duke Energy Renewables, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and the Office of Sustainability. The program bridges learning with experience, and helps to build careers in the energy field with a specific lens on the role of sustainable energy innovation. The Energy Fellows Program addresses the need for trained energy engineers and managers in the workforce and creates a direct pathway for students to pursue energy careers and supply this growing sector. It combines coursework and practical experience, and provides students access to professionals to give them a perspective about the breadth of career options available within the energy sector as well as the knowledge and skills required to gain access to and prosper in these career pathways. Focal areas of living labs and professionals range from energy efficiency to renewable energy. The program provide synergy between coursework, professional development, and sustainability.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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