The Engagement Lab
The Engagement Lab
This section includes service to my profession, service to university, and awards and grants that have recognized and funded service and community projects.
Service to my Profession
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Raising Places: Building Child-Centered Communities initiative
. Review Board, Spring-Summer 2017.
, Summer 2017-Spring 2018.
UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action
, 2017 – Core Area Team Member. Collaborative between UC and CSU educators to foster faculty engagement in transforming education of all California students in climate change, climate justice, and sustainability education. See the
Nearly Carbon Neutral Conference talks here
Oceans and Human Health Review Committee, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Science Foundation, 2017
Community Advisory Board, A Crecer: Salinas Teen Health Study, 2017-present
Scientific Advisor, Non-Toxic Pacific Grove, Sustainable Monterey County, 2017
Editorial Board, Journal of Community Engaged Scholarship, 2017-present
Outdoor Programming Network Steering Committee, Monterey Bay, 2017
Urban 95, Bernard van Leer Foundation
, October 2016
Child in the City: European Network
Editorial Review Board,
Journal of Children, Youth and Environments
Children, Youth, Environments Knowledge Network
Environmental Design Research Association
Working Paper Series
for CSUMB's Environmental Studies Program:
INFLUENCING BEHAVIOR CHANGE
through Outdoor Programming and Environmental Education: A State of Knowledge Review. Victoria Derr.
A CONTINUUM OF PLACE: the Fort Ord Public History Project. Victoria Derr and Enid Baxter Ryce.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES: State of Knowledge Review. Victoria Derr.
BIOPHILIC DESIGN AT CSUMB
: Report of Findings from a campus photovoice assessment, stakeholder interviews, and focus group. Victoria Derr with ENSTU 350 students.
SUSTAINABLE CITY YEAR PROGRAM AT CSUMB: Faculty reflections on the first three years. Victoria Derr and Dan Fernandez.
Service to CU Boulder and the City of Boulder
Faculty Coordinator for
Growing Up Boulder
, A Child-Friendly Cities Initiative, 2012-2016
Executive Committee, CEDaR: Community Engaged Design and Research Center, 2014-2016
Faculty Member, Tree Campus USA committee, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2014-2016
Diversity and Outreach Committee for Program in Environmental Design, 2012-2015; Chair, 2014-2015
Community Engagement Working Group, School of Environment and Sustainability, 2015
Scholarship Committee for Program in Environmental Design, 2014-2015
INVST Community Studies
Advisory Board, 2013-2015
Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement
Boulder Faculty Assembly, Faculty | Student mentor program for Incoming Students, 2013-2014
Along the 6 km "play route" in Odense, Denmark - a walking route designed to connect diverse places in the "City of Play"
Environmental Studies Working Paper Series: Disseminating research that showcases ENSTU work and responds to community needs
Grants and Awards for Service & Outreach
"Connecting Cultural Knowledge and a Capacity to Aspire: Establishing a Model for Youth Participatory Research to Inform Greenspace Planning," University Corporation at Monterey Bay, 2018-2019
University of Colorado Boulder, Office for University Outreach, "Climate and Resilience Education for Denver Public Schools," with Susan Sullivan and William Penuel, 2016-2017
University of Colorado Diversity & Excellence Grant, “Intersections, Stories, Voice: Expressions of Young People’s Resilience,” 2016
University of Colorado Boulder, Office for University Outreach, "Resilient and Comprehensive: Planning for Child-Friendly Cities," 2015-2016
CU Engage Community-Based Learning Faculty Fellow, 2015-2016
Honorable Mention for the 2014-15 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2014-2015
University of Colorado Boulder, Office for University Outreach, "Young People as Planners: Growing Up Boulder's Civic Area Re-Design." 2014-2015
Campus Compact of the Mountain West, "Great, Green Neighborhoods Project: Integration of a campus-community partnership and environmental design curriculum to address community needs." 2014
Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching (IMPART) Fellowship Award, "Locating Underrepresented Perspectives in Environmental Design Curriculum & Pedagogy." 2014-2015
ENVD Diverse Scholars Teaching Award, 2014 and 2015
Sustainable CU Award, C4C Garden Partnership, 2014
University of Colorado Campus Sustainability Award, C4C Garden Partnership, 2014
University of Colorado Diversity & Excellence Grant, “Giving Youth a (Photo)Voice: Pairing Photography and Word to Strengthen the Voice of Latino Youth in the City of Boulder,” 2013
Lynda Simmons Award for Excellence in Mentorship and Community Engagement, 2012
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