Lindsay Williams, a senior in chemical engineering from Novi, Michigan.
Her long-term target: A totally sustainable lifestyle.
Her plan: Lindsay conserves, recycles and reuses—especially after doing the math on energy use in a civil engineering class. Her equations showed that at the rate we’re going, we’ll run out of conventional energy sources by 2025. She and some [...]
Alvin Chen, a senior in mechanical engineering from Longmont, Colorado.
His long-term target: A career in sustainable development.
His strategy: Alvin spent part of his summer in Beijing, China, proving that a net-zero energy house is doable. Working with other undergrads from Tsinghua University, he came up with a concept, then built a 3-D computer model of [...]
Carmen Martin, a junior from Tipton, Indiana, majoring in nutrition science and dietetics; president of Boiler Green Initiative.
Her dream: Get the campus ” and ideally the whole world” to reduce, reuse and repurpose.
How she’s getting it done: Carmen has led an effort to recycle during Purdue home football games, which yielded 45,000 pounds of recyclables [...]
Joshua Nelson, graduate student in mechanical engineering technology from Lafayette, Indiana.
His vision: To develop technologies that use less energy or use existing energies in novel or more efficient ways.
How he’s making it happen: For some, green transportation means driving a hybrid vehicle or riding a bike. But for Joshua, his love of the environment means [...]
Courtney Heaphy, a senior in selling and sales management from Prospect Heights, Illinois.
Her goal: A career promoting sustainability causes
Her strategy: As she interviews for jobs this semester, Courtney is leaving herself open to lots of possibilities. But she’s also letting prospective employers know that if they have anything that requires her to promote green initiatives, [...]