Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mercedes McKay
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS)


Has the institution presented at a higher education sustainability conference during the previous year?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Stevens’ students and professors routinely make numerous presentations in sustainability-oriented conferences. Three example presentations in 2018-19 include:
 Sarkar, D. (Presenter), Smart Cities - Building the Future, "Invited Presentation in Session: Solving Environmental Challenges in Smart Cities," Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (2019).
 Na Nagara, S. (Presenter), Sarkar, D. (Author), Annual Meeting of Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Amherst, MA. "Field Performance of a Low-cost, “Green” Filter Media: Metals, Sediments, and Hydrocarbons Removal," (2018).
 Sidhu, V (Presenter)., Sarkar, D. (Author), and Barrett, K.R. New Jersey Water Environment Association 103rd Annual Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. “Field study on removal of nitrogen and phosphorus by vegetated plots with soils amended with water-treatment residuals.” (2018).


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the sustainability resource center or awards program and submission(s):

A submission was made to the WSP Design Competition organized by ASCE-EWRI (American Society of Civil Engineers – Environmental and Water Resources Institute) by a Stevens student team comprised of 4 seniors: Rami Kammourh, Ali Hameed, Aldin Llolla and Mitchell Bollettieri. Title of their submission was “Greenifying the Stevens North Campus.” The team was ranked one of the Top 3 and was invited to present in the 2019 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Pittsburgh, PA, May 19-23.


Has the institution had employees or students serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Advisory Council: Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar, Professor of Environmental Engineering
 Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation, Science Advisory Board: Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar, Professor of Environmental Engineering
 Delaware River Basin Commission, Toxics Advisory Committee: Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar, Professor of Environmental Engineering
 Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance - Higher Education Steering Committee: Dr. Gregg Vesonder, Industry Professor and Director, Research, Systems and Software Division


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

○ Secaucus School District – Stevens provided local school students guidance and mentoring on classroom sustainability projects. One recent project conducted by Stevens’ Sustainability Management MS student, Jassimran Oberoi provided an analysis of food waste composting for Secaucus High School. This project contributed to Jassimran’s graduate capstone experience in Spring 2019.
○ Hoboken Charter School – Stevens’ Environmental Engineering PhD students provided local middle school students guidance and mentoring on classroom sustainability projects. One recent project involved analyzing lead levels in water collected from Hoboken restaurants in Spring 2019.


Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Jason Mikula, a student in Stevens’ Sustainability Management MS program, was part of a team that coordinated a comprehensive Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) for the Delran School District of NJ that comprises 4 schools in Delran Township. The project included lighting retrofits, mechanical and electrical equipment upgrades, solar panel installations, and several more energy conservation measures. This project contributed to Jason’s graduate capstone experience in Spring 2019.


A brief description of other inter-campus collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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