Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
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Michigan Technological University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Several programs afford students the opportunity to engage in projects and research focused on sustainable development in both the developing and industrialized world. Students assess economic, social, and environmental impacts of technologies, current systems, processes,etc.

iDesign : Provides a meaningful learning experience that combines sustainable community-based design principles with field engineering needs analysis, measurements, and community-inspired conceptual design in a partnering community site, capped with a full-scale design analysis back on campus and communication to partners.
https://www.mtu.edu/honors/d80/programs/idesign/

Study Abroad: Costa Rica with Dr. Winkler

This six-week, faculty-led, study abroad program offers students the chance to learn about global sustainability practices as they are situated in the practical context of a rural community in the mountains of Costa Rica. Students will be immersed in Costa Rican culture and language, spending approximately five weeks in a homestay program with trusted local families. Learning will be balanced between classroom experiences, homework, and interactive field work. Students study tree growth in a restoration project and boat with fisherpeople committed to sustainable fishing practices. Students also tour the Cloud Rainforest with local guides, learn Spanish, focus on sustainable community development, conservation, protected areas, and renewable energy.
https://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/undergraduate/study-abroad/costa-rica.html


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