Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.98
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Amadori
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Padnos Travel Award Supports Sustainability Research

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:

In recognition of outstanding scholarship, the Padnos Family Endowed Internship and Travel Award was established to support students who are interested in pursuing a short-term abroad experience through which they pursue a sustainability-related internship or research experience.

Funded by gifts from Jeffrey S. and Margaret M. Padnos P’11, the annual award supports HWS students interested in an internship or research experience abroad. Applicants who intend to pursue a sustainability internship or research experience are given preference.

The award covers lodging, round-trip airfare and a stipend. The opportunity enables students to gain practical insights and a heightened understanding of the demands and rewards of future careers.

After returning to campus, students deliver a presentation summarizing the experience as part of an informational session for potential new applicants. The award recipient also prepares a paper that summarizes the experience.

Among some of the most recent destinations are India, Czech Republic, Nepal and Ecuador. Students have pursued field research and internships in environmental injustices, human rights and law, prenatal and neonatal health, youth education in rural areas, and pediatrics.

The Padnos Family Endowed Internship and Travel Award is among several student awards offered through the Colleges that support the pursuit of global study and programs.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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