In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22nd, the President’s Task Force on Sustainability and Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program is once again sponsoring the 4th Annual Sustainability Project Competition to be held in the George C. Gordon Library on April 11, 2012 from 2-4PM. The Envisioning Sustainable Futures Competition encourages any and all types of sustainability-themed posters and new for this year, multimedia projects. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit posters or projects in the categories of technical or interdisciplinary. GPS, IQP, and MQP projects are eligible provided they fall into one of the approved categories. A prize of $200 will be awarded for each category.
Each year, the competition draws judges from near and far who are experts in environmental and sustainability initiatives and technology. This year is no different with judges representing several institutions. From WPI, the judges are Rob Krueger, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program; and Bill Spratt, ’97, newly appointed Director of Facilities Operations. John Cannon, the Associate Director of Physical Plant and chair of the President’s Task Force on the Environment at College of the Holy Cross and Jen Isler, Campus Sustainability Coordinator from Clark University are also judges from consortium schools. Bonnie Bentzin from GreenerU and John O’Dell, representing the City of Worcester are also on the judges’ panel. President Berkey is scheduled to speak at the event to welcome judges and give remarks.
Consider your GPS, IQP or MQP project and enter the competition soon! The deadline to submit poster or project abstracts is Wednesday, April 4th. To submit an abstract for your project, please see: http://goo.gl/759Qq. For more information, please contact Susan Wenc at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Tomaszewski at email@example.com.