Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Manager
Sustainability
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Green Grants program encourages students, faculty, and others to perform research in sustainability by providing grants for up to $20,000 for sustainability-related research. The goal of the Green Grants program is to spark the imagination of the University community and advance our leadership in local and global environmental scholarship and practice. Since the inception of the Green Grants program in 2007, several projects have been institutionalized through student engagement initiatives, university policy change, and academic programming. Recently Green Grants funded a project and equipment for an aquaponic farming system in the Tandon School of Engineering. Green Grants also funded a project, Circular Design @ NYU MakerSpace, to allow three students to research and design a plastic shredder to recycle discarded 3D-printed objects into new 3D-printing filament.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Green Grants program encourages students, faculty, and others to perform research in sustainability by providing grants for up to $20,000 for sustainability-related research. The goal of the Green Grants program is to spark the imagination of the University community and advance our leadership in local and global environmental scholarship and practice. Since the inception of the Green Grants program in 2007, several projects have been institutionalized through student engagement initiatives, university policy change, and academic programming.

One example of a recently awarded faculty-led project is the Climate Connections conference, which will bring together faculty and graduate students conducting climate change related research from across NYU to discuss their research and strengthen partnerships through networking. Another faculty-led project that was recently funded is the Solar Powered Media Project, which is a research and design project that investigates the environmental impacts of online media content and the associated network infrastructure, redesigns the Integrated Digital Media Program website, and publishes its findings online in a free curriculum module.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The NYU Library publishes Research Guides for topics in sustainability including Environmental Science, Animal Studies, Environmental Conservation Education, Sustainability Urban Environments, and Food Studies.

Research guides can be found here: https://guides.nyu.edu/?b=s


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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