Carnegie Mellon University’s Steinbrenner Institute To Host Environmental Expo Showcasing Novel Research and Community Projects
April 26, 2012
Contact: Chriss Swaney
Carnegie Mellon University
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) is hosting an environmental expo showcasing a broad cache of projects from community vegetable gardens to the environmental implications of using hybrid and plug-in vehicles.
"This is a great program to recognize the university community's innovative spirit and commitment to a more sustainable world," said Deborah Lange, SEER executive director and director of the Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center.
First and second place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Art and Performance, Campus or Community Service and Environmental Research. More than 20 exhibits will be judged by a panel of experts, including Aftyn Giles, Pittsburgh's sustainability coordinator; Darla Cravotta, special projects manager for Allegheny County and Melissa Cicozi, a professor in CMU's School of Design.
Expo exhibitors include student and staff organizations, and undergraduate and graduate students from the university's seven colleges. First place winners will receive $250 and second place winners will receive $100.
When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26.
Where: Rangos 2 and 3, University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave.,Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.