Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Wentworth Institute of Technology
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
161

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
12

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
7.45

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
14

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
5

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
35.71

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
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Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Sustainability research activities include authorship (books, peer-reviewed journal articles), partnership with external organizations to conduct research projects, multi-disciplinary team and laboratory-based research, speaking engagements and presentations at academic conferences. The topics ranged from biodiesel production on campus; to building energy analysis and design strategies including passive / energy efficiency, social justice, and resiliency; superconductors and electric transportation; microgrid development; globalization; paleoclimate analysis; and microbial synthesized plastics and fuels.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Wentworth is primarily a teaching institution, however, faculty are encouraged to participate in scholarly or creative activity. A faculty sustainability survey was conducted in January 2021 to gather information on academic sustainability activities.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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