Friday, November 21, 2014

Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge

Interested in energy and sustainability and the development of new solutions to advance affordable, sustainable energy? Often, solutions to pressing global issues emerge from innovative approaches and fresh, inspired perspectives. Maybe YOU could be the one to come up with the next big idea!

The Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge invites all UW-Madison students to contribute their own creative solutions and apply for the prizes associated with the challenge!

The Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge will be hosting an information session for interested students on Tuesday 2/24 from 6-6:30pm at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery in room 1153. 

The Challenge offers two prizes:

The Global Stewards Sustainability Prize
With generous funding from the Global Stewards Society (John F. & Mary Cooper; Gary & Ellora Cooper; Christine Cooper; John & Mary K. Noreika; Peter Vogel, Vogel Brothers Building Company; David Beck-Engel, J.H. Findorff & Son; Scott J. Repert, Superior Health Linens), The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) has established the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize (GSSP) to inspire UW-Madison students from every department to create innovative solutions to the causes and impacts of global environmental change.
Successful projects will improve environmental sustainability (e.g. reduce energy use, improve water quality, protect biodiversity). We invite all forms of innovation, whether technical or social in nature, and we strongly encourage interdisciplinary teams.

The Dvorak Energy Prize
Established in 2011 by UW-Madison College of Engineering alumni Stephen Dvorak, his son Eric Dvorak and the Dvorak extended family, the Dvorak Energy Prize offers cash prizes for the best energy-related technology ideas. Participating undergraduate and graduate students must submit a paper documenting the idea and its market potential, along with a prototype or proof of concept statement on the technology. Student ideas are not restricted to any specific category and can relate to energy generation, storage, efficiency or sustainability.

See HERE for eligibility, application guidelines, and judging rubrics.

History 283: Space, Place, and US History: Mapping Change over time in the American City

Need humanities credit? Consider enrolling in History 283: Space, Place, and US History: Mapping Change over time in the American City.