Campus As A Living Lab Grants - Deadline 3/1

The Chancellor’s Office is funding a second round of Campus As A Living Lab grants. Please review the attached documents and the application.


Call for Projects


2013-14 Projects


The grant is focused on course redesign and using the campus as a living lab. SF State was very successful during the first round as we were awarded 4 of the 11 grants we submitted.


The process has changed since the last round. Each campus is allowed to submit one application. We have set up an on-campus review committee made up of SF State’s Sustainability Committee members. This committee includes:


Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner, Capital Planning, Design and Construction

Nick Kordesch, Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities & Service Enterprise

Nancy Wilkinson, Professor, Geography & Environment Department


Submit applications via email to or via mail to Caitlin Steele, Admin 354. Applications are due to Caitlin Steele by March 1st. The on campus committee will review applications and submit one to the Chancellor’s Office.


Please email or call with any questions.



Caitlin Steele

Director of Sustainability & Energy

San Francisco State University

SF State Receives NLGCA Certification from USDA

SF State has been certified as a non-Land Grant College of Agriculture by the US Dept. of Agriculture.  This makes SF State  eligible to apply for Capacity Building Grants when the FY 2015 opportunity is announced in June.  ORSP will keep the campus community posted on any developments, new information and deadlines.

Register Now for the WRPI Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) Annual Conference, taking place April 9-10 at Fresno State University. Please see the "Invitation to Register" attachment for additional information and the registration link. Registrations are limited to three persons per CSU campus (including students) (WRPI can reimburse trip expenses for these three CSU faculty/staff/students) and they will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot reimburse non-CSU individuals for their travel expenses. If your campus has already reached its capacity of three registrants, and you are still interested in attending, please register on the Waitlist; they may be able to send additional attendees beyond the three, depending upon the available budget. WRPI will also have approximately twenty-five student poster presentations, so please encourage students working on water-related projects to register as well.


The deadline to register is February 26th!


Upon registering, please be prepared to provide a short bio (100 words max.) that includes your title, university, areas of expertise/study, and publications/awards, as applicable.  Also be prepared to know what your estimated travel costs and methods of transportation would be if you were to attend the conference (please do not make any travel arrangements).


You can find the conference agenda here. If you have any questions, you may contact WRPI Administrative Assistant, Nicole Barnhart.


Watch our new video: "10 Things PIs Need to Know"

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Alison Sanders, Director of ORSP, takes you on a short trip highlighting the top 10 things Principal Investigators need to know about managing grants.

CSU Memos regarding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones)


Recently, a growing number of faculty, staff and students have expressed keen interest in using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ("UAV") - most commonly called drones - in connection with or as part of their official university activities. The CSU Office of General Counsel is working hard to assure that CSU's UAV use is legally compliant so as to best position us to leverage UAV use in the near future as legal restrictions begin to ease - a process that we are not just monitoring, but in which we are working hard to be an active participant.


Memos from G. Andrew Jones

Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones) - Update 1 - 2/25/15

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka Drones) - 12/17/14