Sustain & Submit

6th Annual Sustainability Project Competition: Call for submissions
March 26, 2014

• Are you a student who has recently completed a sustainability-themed project or poster? If so, the Envisioning Sustainable Futures Competition is looking for your poster entry for its 6th annual competition, and encourages all types of sustainability-themed posters and multimedia projects entries from first year, undergraduate, and graduate categories. Students are encouraged to enter the competition as project teams or as individual competitors; a $200 prize will be awarded for each category.

Co-sponsored by the WPI Task Force on Sustainability and the WPI Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, the event will be held at the Gordon Library on Wednesday, April 16, 2-4pm.

A record number of judges are participating in this year’s event: Nancy Burnham, associate professor, Physics; Kent Rissmiller, associate dean, IGSD and associate professor, Social Science & Policy Studies; Derren Rosbach, assistant teaching professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Steven Van Dessel, associate teaching professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; and Pam Weathers, professor, Biology; and Jeff Solomon, executive vice president and CFO.

Other judges providing a unique perspective to the competition are Steve Bandarra, sustainability coordinator, Worcester State University; Steve Fischer, executive director, Regional Environmental Council; Andrea Gimbel, performance assurance manager, GreenerU; Colin Novick, executive director, Greater Worcester Land Trust; Chris Noonan, senior program manager, Institute for Energy and Sustainability; and WPI alumnus Gary Rosen, city councilor,  City of Worcester.

Deadline to submit a poster or project information is Wednesday, April 9. To avoid delays, be sure to allow proper lead time for poster printing. For details about poster printing, see

To enter the competition, complete the Qualtrics entry form: For more information about the competition, contact Liz Tomaszewski at or Tressa Santillo at