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Alumni Bring a Solar SPARK to Ravaged Nepal

The Thrive Projects team of SU alumni and students is bringing power to parts of earthquake-ravaged Nepal with an easy energy fix and empowering its citizens to take the work even further. The first time Brian Kam ’16 assembled a solar-powered battery unit, two lights went on. The first signaled the battery was ready to charge Kam’s cell phone. The second flashed through Kam’s mind like a lightning bolt: Could this simple system help restore communication—and save lives—in disaster zones? Read More

Student Donation Brings Charge to Electric Vehicles on Campus

As a student entrepreneur who runs the clean-tech company SparkCharge, Josh Aviv ’14 (and a graduate student in the School of Information Studies) says he was surprised to learn there were no locations on campus to charge an electric vehicle. Electric cars are equipped to be charged using a wall socket, but that takes longer than the charging stations themselves. Thanks to Aviv, this is no longer the case. Read More

Student Entrepreneurs Win Prestigious Prizes for Clean Tech, Skills Training for Sustainability

Spark Charge, Josh Aviv and Jaydeep Sathe’s start-up that promises to end “range anxiety” among electric vehicle users, won two top prizes in the New York Business Plan Competition. Project Thrive, designed by Ryan Brinkerhoff, Brian Kam, Josh Moon, Khalid Bin Ayaz Khan, and Amanda Chou won the Social Entrepreneurship prize for their plan to empower underserved communities through education and skills training for sustainability. Read More

Syracuse University Ranked No.1 in NY in 2017 RecycleMania Tournament

Syracuse University participated in 2017 RecycleMania, a waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities, managed by Keep America Beautiful. While participating in several categories, looking only at New York State colleges and universities who participated in this competition, SU ranked first in the Gorilla Prize and second in the Per Capita Classic out of all competing schools located in New York State for the University’s participation in RecycleMania. Read More

Syracuse University Recognized as the ACC Conference Winner for the EPA Green Power Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Syracuse University as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-17 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In addition, the EPA recognized Syracuse University in February of this year as the nation’s 21st largest purchaser of green power on the EPA’s latest Top 30 College & University Green Power Partnership list. Read More