WHAT: Third annual Research & Development Student Competition featuring 13 teams from nine universities throughout New York state, including Rochester Institute of Technology, RPI, Clarkson and Syracuse University. Event also includes industry speakers and a K-12 student competition poster competition as part of Earth Day celebration at RIT.
WHERE: Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day)
WHO: Sponsored by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)
MEDIA PARKING: RIT Parking Lot T
As part of its Research and Development Program, NYSP2I challenged teams of full-time students enrolled at any institute of higher education in New York state to identify a specific activity at their university or in their community with a large environmental footprint. Teams were then required to design innovative solutions to reduce the issue’s impact. Teams are competing by undergraduate or graduate level under the theme “Greenovate NYS.”
The event’s scheduled speakers will include:
In addition, the Earth Day event will include a “flash mob” performance by RIT’s Brick City Singers in the GIS atrium at 11 a.m., GIS building tours, and a presentation of the Pixar movie WALL-E, with free popcorn.