Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.41 / 4.00 Stephane Menand
Assistant Director
Center for Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount):
8,838

Total number of students enrolled for credit that are served (i.e. directly targeted) by a student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting to the extent feasible):
3,126

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
35.37

Name of the student educators program:
New Student Programs Earth Week

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
1,826

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

Earth (Opening) Week activities and programs focus on the learning and social environment of the campus. Activities are designed to introduce you to new friends, mentor groups, the campus culture and opportunities for future involvement.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected:

Current students apply online and are selected to mentor during the opening week and transfer week based on their leadership skills, involvement on campus, and interest in creating a more sustainable culture on campus.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

Applications are received and interviews are set up during the Spring semester. Mentor training is Wednesday and Friday before Earth (opening) Week.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination):

Opening week is sponsored by Missouri University Science & Technology New Student Programs Office.


Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Center for Sustainability Earth Day

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (2nd program):
900

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):

6 hour event promoting sustainable and conservation efforts to protect Earth. Seed & Tree planting, Master Gardeners pollinator workshop, Solar House tours, Recycling games, Landfill enviroscape, and Sustainablity plays.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (2nd program):

Volunteers and outfitters are selected for their impact on our local community and interest in sustainable culture.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):

Committee members selected meet once a week two months leading up to the event to insure all aspects of sustainability are part of the Earth Day event. Each committee member is specialized in their own interest on campus.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):

Missouri S&T Earth Day is sponsored by the community, student life on campus, and residential halls on campus.


Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
CArE Eco- Tours & Workshops

Number of students served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (3rd program):
400

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (3rd program):

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CArE) provide seminars and workshops to tour and learn about sustainable efforts to capture rainfall, divert food waste, and plant uptake of toxic contaminants.


A brief description of how the student educators are selected (3rd program):

Graduate and undergraduate students employed as student research assistants are selected to lead and assist tours of the Green-roof and Green- house


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (3rd program):

As part of the publishing of their research, outreach to students on campus as well as prospective students is encouraged. Tours and workshops are supervised by Dr. Joel Burken and Dr. Mark Fitch.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or faculty/staff coordination) (3rd program):

Coordination and outreach including flyers and online information of upcoming workshops and tours are provided by the CArE department faculty/staff.


A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of students served and how student educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours student educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually (all programs):
100

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