Students submit work to the Sustainability Project Database during CELEBRATE! Week
In honor of the intellectual environment of CELEBRATE! Week, submit your sustainability-related research and projects to the Database to motivate future students.
CELEBRATE! Week is a time to support and commend the academic achievements of students in the arts and sciences. One of the hallmark events of the week is the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF). Those presenting research at SURF and others working on sustainability-related projects are encouraged to submit their work to the Sustainability Project Database.
The Sustainability Project Database was created as a means for students, faculty and staff to have a central place to learn about and build upon student sustainability work. The Database is not only an outlet for showcasing student work but also a way to spark ideas that encourage future sustainability-related projects or facilitate the continuation of student projects.
Morgan Fleming submitted her research to the database, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Studies of the Ruthenium Organometallic Complex.” She presented her research at the American Chemical Society Conference earlier this spring and presented at SURF.
“I have submitted my research to the database because of the importance of having a collective resource of sustainability projects that can be referenced in the future,” said Fleming. “I want students to know the kind of research that can be conducted at this university and perhaps it will inspire other kinds of similar research to be done.”
Senior Mackenzie Conley, who submitted an Environmental Studies Senior Seminar project, “Uwharrie Charter Academy-Assessing Effectiveness of Charter Based Learning,” shares similar sentiments. “I submitted our environmental senior seminar project because I want to see the project carried on after I am gone,” said Conley. “My team put in a lot of work into it, but there is only so much you can do in a semester. By taking a few minutes to pass on the information, a future student won’t have to start from scratch and will be able to make even more progress than we were able to.”
Submitting a project to the database is quick and easy and both group (or class) and individual projects are welcomed. Simply complete the online submission form with information about your project. An Elon user name and password is required.