WWU Receives $1M to Support Low-Income Engineering Students + More

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Western Washington U Receives $1M to Support Low-Income Engineering Students

The university’s Engineering and Design Department has been awarded a five-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant to help low-income students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Aiming to address challenges in recruiting and retaining academically-talented, low-income students from diverse backgrounds into the undergraduate engineering programs, the Becoming Engaged Engineering Scholars (BEES) program will provide scholarships of up to $10,000 a year to about 48 students over the life of the five-year program.

Illinois State U Names Director of Office of Sustainability

As program director for Sustainability, effective June 3, Elisabeth Reed will be responsible for facilitating sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty and staff members; serving as advisor and fiscal agent for the Student Sustainability Committee and associated fund; reporting on the university’s efforts through STARS; and managing interns and graduate assistants who perform research or work on sustainability projects. Reed is currently an instructional assistant professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.


Chalmers U Tech Professor Contributes to New Environmental Cost ISO Standard

U Florida Establishes Institute to Study Resilience in Built Environment

Lackawanna College Introduces Online Certificate in Sustainable Leadership


21 HEIs Launch the Public Interest Technology University Network


Lafayette College Trustees Approve Carbon Neutrality Plan

Purdue U Eliminates Plastic Straws

Tufts U Bolsters Carpooling With App

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Santa Clara U Releases Sustainability Strategic Plan

Elon U Adjuncts Vote to Form Union

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AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

The AASHE Sustainability Awards program raises the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health. Submissions are accepted through May 10.

2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Nominations are due by May 31.

New Resources 

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections in all aspects of sustainability in higher education. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added journal articles include:

Free Guide: Policies to Protect Against Donor Interference

The aim of this report is to provide models for university policies that will protect against interference from all private donors. The guide contains templates for faculty senate motions, improving gift acceptance procedures, approving and overseeing donor-sponsored centers and institutes, and disaffiliation from the Charles Koch Foundation. The report also includes background on Koch’s strategy for higher education, examples of donors violating academic freedom and faculty governance, and stories of faculty taking a stance against undue donor influence.


Teaching to the SDGs Through Sustainability Action Research & Business Curricula
March 20, 2019 (2:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center – A Living & Learning Building
March 20, 2019 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
CLEAN and the National Climate Assessment
March 20, 2019 (6:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Social Media & Communications Strategy for Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns
March 28, 2019 (6:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
AASHE Webinar: Sustainably Developing Sustainability Programs & Curriculum
April 3, 2019 (3:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Successful Integration of Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage Systems at University of Toledo
April 10, 2019 (1:00 p.m. Eastern) – Online
Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility
April 13, 2019 – April 14, 2019 – New Haven, Connecticut
Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
June 3, 2019 – June 4, 2019 – Atlanta, Georgia
Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop 2019
June 12, 2019 – June 14, 2019 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sustainability Professionals Retreat 2019
June 19, 2019 – June 22, 2019 – Boulder, Colorado

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Wellesley College
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Greenhouse Manager
University of New Hampshire
Environmental Science Lecturer
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Visiting Faculty Position, MBA in Sustainability
Bard College
EcoCareers Conference Research Fellow
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Higher Education Sustainability Research Fellowship
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RecycleMania Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Fall Activity Guide Project)
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RecycleMania Graduate Student Research Fellowship (Plastics Pollution Toolkit Project)
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