Archive for March, 2011

COS annoucements

The application deadline for 2011 Summer Research Grants is almost here. Make sure you wrap up any final details on your proposals and get them to me by Monday, March 14 at midnight.
Also in sustainability news, COS is partnering with Facilities Management and several other campus entities to host a Campus Clean-up Day on Saturday, March 26 from 10am to 1pm. Groups of volunteers will help clean up trash on campus and will be rewarded with free pizza for all and a limited amount of free t-shirts. This is a great way to get in some community service hours and have fun with fellow Tribe members! For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/getinvolved/volunteer/campus-clean-up-day-2011/index.php.

March 11th, 2011

New opportunity from the Committee on Sustainability

COS has recently decided to set aside $3000 per school year from the Green Fees to support student attendance at sustainability related conferences. We have some of the brightest, most engaged students in the nation and COS believes that conferences can be a valuable way for W&M students to share what they know with others. Conferences are also a great way for our students to bring innovative ideas back to W&M and keep pushing our campus to be more sustainable. COS has already supported two undergraduates at the AASHE 2010 conference and sent one graduate student to a GreenBuild conference. All three students brought back new ideas and a renewed enthusiasm for how to apply their ideas to W&M.

COS will award up to $300 per student. The award can be applied towards conference registration, travel and lodging expenses. COS will only fund two students to attend the same conference; however, if more than two students would like to go to the same conference, they may split the award. Students must submit applications one month prior to the conference date. Upon return from the conference, students must either give a short (5 minute) presentation to the COS Steering Committee or submit a 2 page report detailing the student’s experience at the conference. COS wants to ensure that the campus benefits from students’ attendance at sustainability related conferences.

For more information and to download an application, visit http://www.wm.edu/sites/sustainability/getinvolved/conference_funding/index.php.

March 7th, 2011


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