Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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University of California, San Diego
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.00 / 6.00 Sandra Brown
Vice Chancellor
VC-Research
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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 has over 60 student organizations on campus dedicated to sustainability efforts. A partial list includes:
Biofuels Awareness and Action Network
Alternative Breaks@UCSD
CGI U at UCSD (Clinton Global Initiative at UCSD)
Surfrider Club
Neighborhood Community Garden at UCSD
USGBC Students- UCSD
Engineers for a Sustainable World
PowerSave Green Campus

In addition to the student organizations:
The 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; 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.

UCSD’s Muir College sponsors the interdisciplinary environmental studies minor. Additionally, Muir 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.

UCSD is one of the major campuses on the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Network with an emphasis on sponsoring student research projects on the Environment and Climate Change.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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’s mission is to encourage interdisciplinary research to generate solutions to the pressing environmental problems of today.

http://sustain.ucsd.edu


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

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