Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Monica Rowand
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

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

Each summer, the Institute for Coastal and Water Research is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site. Students accepted to this competitive program have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations fundamentally expand understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed.

We offered this program in-person in 2018, 2019, and with a short virtual professional development workshop (i.e. 1 week, but no research activities) due to COVID in 2020.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Attached is the research symposium program from 2019, Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts projects are highlighted.

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