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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.78
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 1, 2017
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STARS v2.1

George Mason University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Liang
Sustainability Analyst
Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE)

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:

Mason partners with the National Geographic Society and the National Zoo every summer to host 250 high school students from around the country. The Summit is a hands-on, interactive program that provides America’s highest achieving high school students with an interest in the environment, conservation and sustainability, and with the desire to explore careers in the fields of environmental science, conservation, policy, law and engineering, with a remarkable opportunity.

Students take an active role in the curriculum through exclusive behind-the-scenes explorations of facilities and laboratories of the Smithsonian and National Zoo, and through exclusive field visits, special access to, and activities with, researchers, scientists, directors and staff. Students are led in small groups by faculty advisors who are local experts in these fields and have extensive experience in conservation and the environment.


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

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