Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jay Banner
Jackson School of Geosciences
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Science Institute (ESI) offers a program to get undergraduates and teachers involved in integrated environmental science research in the area of Global Change and Its Impacts. In our program, undergraduate students conduct environmental research that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. The program accepts students from across the country and teachers from the Austin area, and is funded by a National Science Foundation grant called “Research Experience for Undergraduates” (REU) and “Research Experiences for Teachers” (RET).

Participants spend ten weeks designing a research project, participating in a research group, and presenting their work. The program includes environmental science seminars, career development workshops, social outings, and field experiences. The program stresses the connections between scientific and policy fields related to the environment in the area of Global Change.

The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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