Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Creation of the Energy Sustainability Project Center

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 center will help to coordinate and support project work in all aspects of energy and across all areas of academic inquiry at WPI. The center will begin its operations on WPI’s campus, and will initiate the process of establishing one or more off-campus collaborations with national laboratories and the energy industry. This center will bring enhanced visibility and synergy to the broad range of energy projects being conducted at WPI. Similar to WPI’s other project centers, students will have the opportunity to solve real-world problems working in small teams in close collaboration with faculty and external sponsors who supply supervision and mentorship. The concepts of sustainability, in both traditional and renewable forms of energy, will play important roles in all of the center’s activities.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement

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:

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