Monday, September 10, 2012

Leadership role in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge!

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The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is interviewing students to fill positions on the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) Executive Committee.   If you have a desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is your opportunity.
The time commitment for a position on the EIC Executive Committee will be an average of 2-4 hours per week, including bi-weekly hour-long committee meeting as needed, with the majority of work October through February. Membership on this committee does not preclude your entry into the Challenge on April 4, 2013.
We're looking for 3-5 representatives from various campus departments to work with co-chairs Chris Walker and Renuka Prabhakar. Candidates should have some combination of the following qualifications:
. Current, undergrad or grad student in science, engineering, environment, business or policy. . Communication skills, comfortable speaking in public. . Organization and attention to detail. . Enthusiasm for innovation, competition, and/or environmental challenges. . And, at least 1 person who is interested in social media marketing.
Representative responsibilities: . Act as liaison to campus departments (Engineering, College on the Environment, Business School, etc.). Speak with advisors, faculty and student groups to encourage participation in the UW EIC. . Identify new opportunities to communicate with students and recruit top talent to participate in the UW EIC. . Assist in planning events to connect individuals with teams, mentorship, ideas and resources. . Create and execute plan to promote campus attention to UW EIC; Foster the value of UW EIC as a unique, major regional event.
Contact the EIC Co-chairs directly if you are interested. Include a resume and a short statement about why you are interested and why you think you would be a good fit for this committee.
UW EIC 2012/2013 Co-chairs: Chris Walker, - Chris is currently a first-year full-time MBA candidate at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. Prior to business school, he earned a Ph.D. from the U.W. Environmental Engineering department where his research focused on environmental microbiology. Recently, he worked as an environmental consultant for Geosyntec Consultants, assisting clients on water and energy-related environmental issues.
Renuka Prabhakar, - Renuka is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Both her master's and doctoral research is based upon a novel glass recycling technology that she developed during the 2010 EIC. Renuka is also the CEO of EnVitrum, a UW start-up that is focused on commercializing the technology in the green building industry.