AC10: Support for Research
Does RPI have a program to encourage faculty and students to conduct research in sustainability?
Does RPI have a program to encourage faculty and students to conduct research in sustainability topics?
RPI does have multiple research constellations for interdisciplinary research. One of them, the Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ’70 Constellation in Physics, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship, has done research on photosynthesis and different material that is not directly about sustainability, but may be relevant to future developments in sustainability research.
Does RPI have formally adopted standards that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdiscplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and tenure decisions?
Interdisciplinary research is very much supported at RPI, especially through the constellation program. A PhD program, IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) does interdisciplinary research that includes hydrogen fuel cells.
Does RPI have ongoing library support for sustainability research?
RPI does have many opportunities for research, for which students might elect to do sustainability research. Undergraduate students can choose between research for experience, pay, or credit. During the summer, some departments have funding; there is also a highly competitive Undergraduate Research Program.
Report prepared by Elizabeth Anderson ’14 based on STARS 2.0. Please credit her and SSTF in any citations or mentions of this work. Find credit methodology here.
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This credit was last updated May 2014.