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I.D.E.A.S. in Action at UCF and Beyond

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The University of Central Florida, like most college campuses, is full of new ideas that promote the process of higher education. However, at UCF a campus organization has used the term for much more than just education. I.D.E.A.S stands for Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions. The national organization is described as a  non-profit group started to educate, empower and engage students in environmental stability through research and development. The group provides education and volunteer opportunities through hands-on conservation projects and scientific research in renewable energy technologies.

I.D.E.A.S. promotes environmental awareness

The University of Central Florida chapter of I.D.E.A.S was co-founded in 2008 by Chris Castro and Hank Harding. Recently I.D.E.A.S. represented UCF at the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference in Athens Georgia. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy I.D.E.A.S. presented the Student Ambassador Program. The campus green organization will be furthering the department’s university outreach efforts. It will also be providing students with valuable opportunities to get involved with the Department of Energy.

The organization has many events planned in the near future at the University of Central Florida. These events include lake cleanups and a challenge during the next home football game. UCF will compete with 90 universities nationwide in an attempt to recycle the greatest percentage of materials during tailgate and game day hours. There will be more information to come concerning the impact this group is having on UCF, its students and the Central Florida Community.


Written by ArthurVolpe

October 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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