The CSULB chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World is hosting a sustainability conference at Cal State Long Beach to bring together professionals and students and create a regional community of sustainable stewards.
The inaugural Western Pacific Regional Conference (WPRC) will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 for students (including meals) who register by Oct. 12. For more information, visit wprc2016.com.
The conference will give students and professionals an opportunity to learn design and leadership skills, hear from researchers and professionals about the state of sustainable design, collaborate on design challenges, and meet to forge a stronger community. This conference will specifically focus on how engineers use sustainable technologies, practices, and policies to lend solutions to urban issues.
“We’re a newly established chapter. We were founded in April 2015 with a group of passionate students striving to make a difference in the world by promoting sustainable practices,” said ESW Chapter President Sohn Cook. “This is the first student-led sustainability conference at Cal State Long Beach. Our hope is to facilitate learning about sustainability through easily accessible education programs and fun projects.”
WPRC will feature more than 60 participants across multiple departments showcasing student and faculty projects and research. In addition, organizers are collaborating with CSULB Sustainability, Sustain U, Long Beach Organic Inc., Orange County Water District, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, and Long Beach Water District to offer technical workshops, career-building seminars, and speaker sessions from local organizations and agencies.
Besides meeting sustainability minded students and professionals from around California, attendees can learn how to make biofuel and a solar cell phone charger. Sessions will cover green software engineering, sustainable careers, and more. Like the WPRC Facebook page to receive updates or WPRC Flyer with your community.