Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 David Woodruff
Director of Sustainability Solutions Institute
Sustainability Solutions Institute
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

UC San Diego's Environmental Systems Program and the Urban Studies and Planning program both require all students to complete a senior internship/research project that can be focused on sustainability. The Marine Sciences minor has as "research track" which encourages research in environmental/earth/marine sciences, Other majors (Earth Sciences and Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) encourage independent undergraduate research in sustainability topics through formal units (199s) and summer projects. The Sustainability Solutions Institute offers opportunities for students to be involved in sustainability research on campus. Additionally, UC San Diego’s Muir College sponsors the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor. It also sponsors a Freshman Seminar, ENVR87- The Greening of Muir College, in which first-year students get hands-on experience doing research projects in areas of sustainability relating to Muir College. Themes of past seminars have included: water use, energy use, and waste disposal.


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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The Sustainability Solutions Institute (SSI): SSI's mission is to encourage interdisciplinary research to generate solutions to the pressing environmental problems of today. Sustainability 2.0 is the summary of the overall campus effort to combine this research and operations.


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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