This year the program will have a special emphasis on the following: Digital documentary or "storytelling"Rainwater conservation and stormwater mitigation + Life Lab Curriculum Design Alternative fuel sources ( plastic-to-fuel) with Clean Oceans International, Pico Solar Lantern manufacturing, distribution and product quality"Trash Toss" Game Design to promote municipal waste management and recycling Wireless sensor networks for Smart Irrigation Digital Displays for Energy Analysis at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
New apprentices will shadow and document the challenges and successes of ongoing sustainable design projects. Other students will play supporting roles such as conducting feasibility studies or collecting information about user impacts / needs. Some will become project leaders.
NO SCIENCE OR ENGINEERING BACKGROUND REQUIRED. All UCSC students that have satisfied lower division major requirements are eligible to apply to IDEASS. If you are an ENVS student, you also need to have completed ENVS 100 or be enrolled in the course in Fall 2016.
The purpose of IDEASS is to facilitate the planning and implementation of student-led service-learning projects that use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as a vehicle to advance sustainable design solutions while empowering students to make real world impacts in the community, support their development as change agents and prepare them to enter into productive careers in the green-tech workforce.
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