|Submission Date||June 7, 2016|
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
IN-26: Innovation C
|1.00 / 1.00||
Executive Chair, Faculty Governance
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
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 Environmental Scholars Program is a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. This program at ESF is geared toward promoting inclusive excellence with a goal of creating a more diverse student population. The program provides financial aid to students in STEM majors. Students receiving these scholarships, the Environmental Scholars, participate in cohort building activities such as a three-day opening retreat and then a seminar series designed to engage them in discussions and debates about global environmental issues such as global climate change. Further, students in this program engage in service learning, and create a project designed to either educate others on global climate change or to increase capacity in local Syracuse environmental justice neighborhoods to engage in environmentally sound practices.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
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:
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