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Here’s a brief summary of what the Energy Academy is all about:

Who: Cabrillo College students at the start of their college careers or high school seniors who will be attending Cabrillo College in the Fall. Underrepresented students are encouraged to apply.

What: An intensive month-long laboratory experience involving the principles of electricity, sustainability, solar energy,  and a community service project.

Where: Cabrillo College, Aptos Campus

When: July 26th through August 20th, 4 hours a day — 8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.

Selection criteria: Student commitment is very important.  We are seeking to interest students in a science or math major who are not already decided on that direction, but who are interested in the topic of sustainable energy.

Benefits: Fun projects, important current topics, students get to experience some of the satisfactions in a science-based career, enthusiastic and talented staff, transfer counselors available, each student selected for the program will receive a $1000 stipend.

Deadline: all applications must be postmarked or received by email or fax by May 24nd.

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If you think that you (or a friend) can benefit from participating in this program, please contact Luis Sonsino. Applications are also available soon on the program website, which is http://www.cabrillosteep.org <http://www.cabrillosteep.org>

Ryan Kaplan, one of the real student leaders promoting sustainability at Cabrillo College, has given us permission to post a research paper he wrote for his Spring 2010 English 2 class (Elissa Wagner’s section on Environmental Ethics).  It discusses the potential of a Sustainability Office on campus at Cabrillo College, including background on Cabrillo sustainability efforts to date.  An excellent presentation of details and a very convincing case for the benefits of this approach.

Find the file on the Cabrillo College Sustainability Alliance – WiserEarth site at http://www.wiserearth.org/file/view/003aeb1269a015af163dea9b02c887c3