SSI Research Grant Project: Creating a Cost-Effective Solar Concentrator

Last Summer’s grant awardee Michael Rebarchik continues to work on his project on creating a cost-effective solar concentrator. Energy demands increase globally, while the fossil fuel future remains unsteady and the search for a new energy resource is more important now than ever. Solar energy remains promising, but often solar technology can be expensive. Michael wanted to create a […]

SSI Fellowship Program

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 […]

Update from the Inside by Micco Emeson

Micco Emeson is the SSI Landscape Coordinator and part of the Growing Food Security initiative team. Here is a little peek at what’s been happening: It’s Spring, and lots of stuff is happening in the realm of sustainability. Some highlights from the sustainable landscaping side of things at the Student Sustainability Initiative include: Establishing a pollinator […]

Society of Wood Science and Technology 59th annual Conference by Kendall Conroy

OSU students at the Corvallis campus are eligible for up to $500 per academic year to participate in professional development opportunities. The Student Sustainability Initiative is seeking proposals that benefit OSU students and the SSI’s mission of “Advancing student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through opportunity, education, and action” are preferred. At the […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Colette Conover

This quarter, the Sustainability Office introduces a new series on the Ecologue, highlighting alumni who were involved with sustainability efforts during their time as students. Through our Alumni Profiles Project, you’ll see what a difference our incredible alumni make in solving global challenges! Our first profile is Colette Conover, a 2014 Environmental Science and Leadership graduate, […]

SSI Fee Board Member Applications Due Tomorrow!

Interested in getting involved with the Student Sustainability Initiative? Consider applying for the SSI Fee Board! The fee board is an important part of SSI and their duties include: Approving SSI’s annual budget Managing SSI’s grant programs Managing the Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund program Strategic planning to support OSU’s student sustainability efforts Assist in […]

Student Experience Center Permaculture Garden Poster Session

This fall term, the Permaculture Design Class (PDC) has been working on sustainability focused landscape designs for a small section of land located next to the Student Experience Center (SEC). The designs include both edible and native plants, accessible pathways, and other features to encourage visitors in the space. On Monday, December 7th from 6-8 PM, […]

UC-Davis California Forum on Energy Efficient Manufacturing by Matteo Smullin

A group of Oregon State graduate students from the Industrial Sustainability lab within MIME traveled to UC Davis to attend the inaugural California forum on energy efficient manufacturing (CaFEEM). The students presented a total of five posters covering research in additive manufacturing, grinding operations, manufacturing process modeling, and plastics injection molding. The forum included such […]

American Fisheries Society National Conference by Rachael Davee

Attending the American Fisheries Society meeting in Portland was an amazing experience for many reasons. I am grateful to The Student Sustainability Initiative for giving me the opportunity to attend. This meeting brought together a great diversity of professionals who shared their work through presentations and posters. My primary interest was attending a session addressing […]