Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Liaison YOLANDA MENDOZA CAVAZOS
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Status Score Responsible Party
3.20 / 4.00 Yolanda Mendoza
MSc.
Sustainability
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Air & Climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Air & Climate:

The faculty of Engineering and Sciences through the Academic Group Dynamics and Environmental Conservation developed a project in order to study the higrothermal confort in educational offices of the postgraduate area. This project counted with the participation of postgraduate students from the faculty and studied several phenomena inside the offices such as: temperature, humidity, noise and ilumination inside the Building "Centro de Gestión del Conocimiento" inside Main campus.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Buildings?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Buildings:

In the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design (FADU) Campus Tampico experimental sustainable buildings were built for research purposes on dissertation Projects; faculty, staff and students were able to use these "Sustainable Housing" in order to analyze their structural behavior and thermal comfort.
One of these houses was made from bamboo and the other one from PET bottles. These projects were conducted in order to find alternative materials simultaneously solving the main problem of housing for rural communities.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Energy?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Energy:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Food & Dining?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Food & Dining:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Grounds?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Grounds:

"Cause ECO" or ECO cause is an ecological group from the Students Participation office, this office carried out a project in which students received a certificate of adoption of trees. This project aims to raise awareness about caring from the environment and is not a simple reforestation campaign but an activity through which students commit in order to grow greater trees inside the campus. The main idea of the project is to increase surviving trees.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Purchasing?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Purchasing:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Transportation?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Transportation:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Waste:

"Eco-Recycle" is an initiative implemented since 2013 with the purpose of motivating among Young University the collection of alkaline batteries, in order to prevent groundwater and water bodies pollution.
The purpose of this project is to sensitize the university community about the ecological impact caused by the improper disposal of alkaline batteries because of their chemical components, leading to pollute up to 600-1000 liters of water with a single stack.
Every year the university donates this material to COMAPA which is in charge of its correct disposal


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Water?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Water:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Coordination & Planning?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Coordination & Planning:

The "Environmental Awareness Week" "Caring for our environment"
In this week seven conferences were offered at the University distributed in various faculties and academic units highlighting the most important environmental issues of our state.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Diversity & Affordability?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Diversity & Affordability:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Investment & Finance?:
No

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Investment & Finance:
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Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Public Engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Public Engagement:

the School of LAw and Social Sciences through its program International Business, has a project in which students collaborate with small buisness entrepeneurs. Students are in charge of developing real solutions and proposals to this small business in order to create a business plan, business image and social media marketing and present them at a school fair.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to Wellbeing & Work?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to Wellbeing & Work:

In 2014 the First Great Race, and Family Walk Trot "The Generation of Knowledge" was held by UAT University with the purpose of promoting values, live and disseminate physical activity and sport within the society.
This race was held on the main campus of Victoria City at the University Campus and it was open to all the citizens, students, staff and faculty.


Is the institution utilizing its campus as a living laboratory for multidisciplinary student learning and applied research in relation to other areas (e.g. arts & culture or technology)?:
Yes

A brief description of the student/faculty projects and how they contribute to understanding campus sustainability challenges or advancing sustainability on campus in relation to other areas:

The Cultural Diffusion office, through the university theater group "TESPIS" invites to all the university community to reflect on the current situation of our society. TESPIS prepares different acting presentations about social problems such as violence, addictions or equity among others. Most of the members of the group are students at the University and thier plays appear inside the campus at different faculties but also at secondary schools and high schools.


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