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6th Annual Sustainability Project Competition: Call for submissions

March 26, 2014
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• 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 https://arc.wpi.edu/design-studio/poster-printing/

To enter the competition, complete the Qualtrics entry form: tinyurl.com/l94oh98. For more information about the competition, contact Liz Tomaszewski at ltomasz@wpi.edu or Tressa Santillo at tsantillo@wpi.edu.

BY TRESSA SANTILLO, GEORGE C. GORDON LIBRARY

 

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