Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Julie Hopper
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Viterbi Sustain-a-Thon

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Viterbi Virtual Sustain-A-Thon 2020 was an interdisciplinary student competition designed to utilize the engineering skills of students for the purpose of creating solutions to address existing sustainability problems. This competition was open for both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Participants created teams of three to six students and competed in a 48-hour design sprint in which they engineered solutions to the biggest problems of our time. Each team was composed of students from at least 2 different majors; an interdisciplinary approach was key.

Office of Sustainability staff and other campus stakeholders served as judges of the competition, and students were awarded cash and other prizes for their work.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.