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Life-changing Learning

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]

SSI Fellowship Program

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Want to get paid and develop leadership skills within the sustainability field? The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) has a new opportunity for students to become a Sustainability Fellow, working with a campus department or a community organization doing research with a faculty mentor working to solve global sustainability challenges. The Sustainability Fellowship Program pairs students with […]

SSI Professional Development Grantee: Emily Boyer

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Emily Boyer received funding to attend the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on October 26. She wrote an Ecologue post about her experience: ____________________________________________ There are many things that drive my desire to do good, on the Oregon State campus, in my larger community in Oregon, […]

New course offering: Social Dimensions of Sustainability

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new online course will be offered during Fall 2014 for students in natural resources, environmental sciences, social sciences, and students interested in the Sustainability Double-Degree. Beginning with a discussion on the importance of a social science perspective for study of sustainability issues, the course will compliment the ecological aspects of sustainability by exposing students […]

SSI Project Grant: Solar Vehicle Team Solar Array

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The OSU Solar Vehicle Team received $3,000 in funding from the SSI this term. Project leader Wilkins White and the team used the grant funds to build a new car for competition in the World Solar Challenge in 2015. Funding from the SSI offered students first-hand experience working with solar energy and the basic knowlege […]

SSI Project Grant: Food Group Cooking Classes

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The OSU Food Group received $800 in funding from the SSI in order to host two cooking classes during the Spring term of 2014. The specific goals of these cooking classes were to 1) instill knowledge about basic cooking skills and empower participants to cook for themselves; 2) impart knowledge about local and sustainable food […]

SSI Travel Grantee: Rachel Tholl

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Rachel Tholl received a $50 SSI Travel Grant to travel to Tempe, Arizona to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University from March 21-23, 2014. She wrote a brief blog post for the Ecologue to describe the experience. ____________________________________________ The Clinton Global Initiative first caught my eye when the SSI Faculty Advisor, Jen Christion-Myers, brought it […]

SSI Travel Grantee: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, a graduate student in the Masters of Public Policy program at OSU, received a graduate travel award of $500 to travel to and participate in the 2014 meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) held April 6-11 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have been fortunate to present at dozens […]

SSI Travel Grantee: Tyler McFadden

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Tyler McFadden received a $500 SSI travel grant to attend the International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat in Mazatlan, Mexico. Tyler wrote an Ecologue post about his experience and what he learned from it. __________________________________ Mangroves are coastal forested wetlands that occur in throughout the tropical intertidal zone.  Renowned for their ecosystem services, mangroves […]

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