Reflections

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable: Female Engineers and Developers

SLS recently sponsored Environmental Engineer major Samantha Gistren to attend the monthly Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) event sponsored by SLS partner, Southface.  The July theme was "Female Engineers and Developers."  Interested in attending a future SART?  Email us for more information.  Read below

Beautiful People in Broken Systems

In AY 18-29, SLS sponsored its third Global Student Ambassador Program, partnering with ten Study Abroad programs at Georgia Tech.  The Global Student Ambassador Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet each other and learn cross cultural perspectives on sustainable communities and share their experiences with other students.

Community Collaborations: Scientific Foundations of Health Course and the Friends School

This spring, students from Dr. Teresa Snow's SLS-affiliated Scientific Foundations of Health course had the opportunity to work on a project with the Friends School, East Decatur Greenway (EDG), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  East Decatur Greenway was recently awarded a grant from the U.S.

Park Pride Conference: "Parks are the heart of the community"

SLS was pleased to sponsor Jasmine Jones-Bynes to attend the 18th annual Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference this past spring.  Read below for her reflection about the conference.  Are you a student interested in attending a conference or workshop?  Check out our newsletter for opportunities and contact us to express your interest.

SLS Funds 2018-19 Teaching Toolkit Grants

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Serve-Learn-Sustain offered Teaching Tool Grants for faculty interested in using resources from our Teaching Toolkit in their classrooms and lesson plans.

Georgia Tech Symposium Offers Vision of Atlanta as Global Higher Education Hub

This past April, more than three hundred representatives of non-profits, community organizations, K-12 educators, and university faculty members from around Atlanta and the nation gathered on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus for the inaugural Atlanta Global Studies Symposium.  The April 25–27 symposium focused on global education, advanced language learning, international studies, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  RCE Greater Atlanta and the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain partnered to host a track entitled "Transforming Education and

Professor Jennifer Singh is the Winner of the 2019 SLS Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching

At this year’s Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon, SLS was thrilled to celebrate Jennifer Singh’s fantastic work through the 2019 SLS Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching.

Why are communities most affected by research often the last ones involved?

Georgia Tech graduate and former SLS Student Assistant, Nicole Kennard writes about her research and collaborating with communities and community organizations.  Nicole is currently a doctoral researcher at Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield, United Kindgom, where she is conducting research related to urban agriculture.  Read more in her guest column in the Saporata Report.

RCE Youth Network Hosts First RCE Americas Virtual Conference

In April, the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network partnered with the RCE Georgetown Youth Corps to host a virtual conference open to all youth in the RCE Americas.  Attended by over 25 college students across the Americas, it was an opportunity to engage with each other and discuss efforts to make the world a better place.  David Pendered from The Saporta Report, attended and wrote this piece.

TWO Climate Change Related Opportunities - Internship and Fall Course

This summer and fall, we have two exciting opportunities related to climate change: an innovative Fall semester course, and a Summer 2019 internship.  

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