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Previously Funded Projects
Academic Year 2012-2013
Project: Sustainable Cooking Series
Organization: OSU Food Group
Project leader: Amanda Green
Funding amount: $600
In 2012, OSU Food Group's Amanda Green applied for a project grant from the SSI for $600. The OSU Food Group has utilized SSI funds for their Sustainable Cooking Series in the past with great success. In the 2012 series, the classes were in Snell Kitchen and offered students a sustianable way to cook scones, roasted potatoes, salad, and many other foods. The SSI and OSU Food Group are very closely connected and continue to collaborate on projects such as the Sustainable Cooking Series.
Project: New Solar Array
Organization: Solar Vehicle Team
Project leader: Andrew O'Connor
Funding amount: $6,000
The Solar Vehicle Team has worked with the SSI in the past to upgrade and maintain their solar vehicles. In 2012, the SSI awarded the team $6,000 in order to assist team member Wilkins White with replacing the solar array on a solar vehicle. As Wilkins puts it, the project was "an amazing experience to be part of a team to build something that matters!" Wilkins was a freshman at the time, and the SSI's grant money enabled him to work with senior members to create an advanced project. The SSI is proud to help fund the Solar Vehicle Team's endeavors.
Project: Career Wardrobe Makeover
Project leader: Vananh Nguyen
Funding amount: $500
OSU's Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences club hosted their annual Career Wardrobe Makeover in the MU Ballroom with the help of SSI's Project Grant funds. MANRRS collected formal and interview-appropriate attire and offered it to students for extremely low prices - as low as $1 for a piece of jewelry and $10 for a suit jacket. The event helped students find appropriate clothes that would help them look nice for job interviews.
Project: Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry
Organization: OSU Fashion Organization
Project leader: Randi Ponce
Funding amount: $2,000
Randi Ponce was an OSU student majoring in Apparel Design and Merchandising Management. She has a passion for sustainable apparel and brought this to the SSI's attention, and aquired a Project Grant in order to make a change. She has been co-president of the Road to Responsible Industry at OSU's Fashion Organization.
Project: Switch Energy Project
Organization: Sustainable Energy Initiative
Project leader: Nathan Hinkle
Funding amount: $500
The movie Switch is a movie calling for a switch from unsustainable energy towards a sustainable source. Nathan Hinkle applied for funds in order to host a meeting in LaSells Center on campus for a screening of the movie, many different tables of people willing to talk about the issue, and a panel of OSU's sustainable-focused faculty experts. The event was largely hosted by the Sustainable Energy Initiative, a student group at OSU.
Project: Upstream International Health Conference
Organization: International Health Club
Project leader: Elba Moise
Funding amount: $2,464
In May of 2013, the SSI funded the third biennial International Health Conference, which focused on Upstream Global Health. It was hosted by the International Health Program and the International Health Club at OSU in Milam Auditorium. Many presenters came to speak at this event and offered new ideas that pertain to international health issues in today's world.
Academic Year 2011-2012
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