Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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Stony Brook University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

Stony Brook University and its Sustainability Studies Program offer a hands on experience in Costa Rica to see and learn about the country’s efforts for environmental sustainability and renewable energy. Students will spend 12 days in Costa Rica participating in site visits to renewable energy facilities, and environmental sustainability efforts. This in-depth experience is supported with topic-specific lectures, advance online readings and assignments, and work on an interdisciplinary capstone project. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with local engineers on community service projects to provide the local communities with accessible water or other sustainability initiatives. This comprehensive curriculum offers students an overview of the commercial renewable energy industry - using Costa Rica and its infrastructure as our classroom.

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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