The Penn sections of the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and SEAS Green proposes a competition centered around sustainability. Sustainability is supported by three pillars: people, profit, and the planet. By maintaining these factors and practices that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis, we can support the growth of our community and society as a whole.
Participants will engineer a solution within the broad category of sustainability. The idea can be a composition-of-matter, device, design, process, power system, application, etc. This can range from making an app, designing an environmental procedure, or proposing a business plan. While the student-generated product can take a wider range of forms, the competition can be compared to PennApps as it is a basis for idea generation and collaboration.
PennSustains is open to all Penn students and works to connect students with a sustainable development and professionals in the field that can help make the idea come to life.
PennSustains was inspired by Andrew Rachleff, an alumnus and the chairman of the Board of Overseers for SEAS. Rachleff provided a generous contribution to encourage Penn Engineering students to initiate programs and activities that emphasized “the joy of building things” and the fun of engineering.
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