Solar Power Charging & Study Station

Recipient:

College of Behavorial and Social Sciences

Amount:

$5,000

The BSOS Sustainability Task Force, comprised of 18 undergraduates from different majors, designed a solar-powered, outdoor study area to be installed on campus. The design includes a table furnished with solar-powered outlets and benches. This project will allow students to study in an area where they can minimize their environmental impact by utilizing renewable energy from several nearby solar panels. This space will raise awareness about alternative energy sources while serving as an outdoor gathering space. As of June 2017, the installation has not yet occurred, although a site has now been selected (patio outside of LaFrak Hall, facing Morrill Hall) and design details are being finalized.