Opportunity: Triton Solar Decathlon Team

The Triton Solar Decathlon Team is recruiting students from across campus including RED and USP to compete in the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon.

If you are interested in building a sustainable future and helping the team with real estate finance and analysis, market research, community engagement, public policy, and media outreach this may be the perfect project for you!

THE COMPETITION The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon is an international collegiate competition challenging students to integrate high-performance design and inspire the housing industry through innovative solution. The UC San Diego Triton Solar Decathlon team is one of 18 teams competing in the 2023 Sustainability Decathlon. For more information about the competition, please visit ocsd23.com.

THE TEAM Triton Solar Decathlon consists of undergraduate students and mentors passionate about sustainability and green design. Through this competition, they hope to design and construct an innovative structure to inspire the future of residential housing in California. The team is looking to expand its network of industry partners, professionals, faculty, and mentors.

MARKET Triton Solar Decathlon aims to develop an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that alleviates California’s imminent housing crisis using affordable, accessible, and adaptable design for multigenerational households. To build the ADU, Triton Solar Decathlon is working with community members of Logan Heights, a predominantly Latinx neighborhood in San Diego that faces high rates of poverty, pollution, and unemployment.

DESIGN INTENT The ADU will incorporate an adaptable design through the use of modular residential units. Units, each 450 square feet, may be repeated and merged thanks to a flexible floor plan with panelized walls. This configurable structure allows for the accommodation of various living conditions without adjusting energy outputs. Individual units will be pre-fabricated on site at UC San Diego and relocated to its permanent location in Logan Heights, reducing the overall cost of building on-site and minimizing community construction disturbance.

CONTACT US
tsd@ucsd.edu and linkedin.com/in/triton-solar-decathlon

See flyer for timeline – the team has started and will be working on this through Nov 2023. It’s not too late to join!

In the news: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/uc-san-diego-students-to-compete-in-sustainability-decathlon

2022 AEP & APA Joint Kickball Event 8/6 11am-2pm

Come engage in a little friendly competition as the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and American Planning Association’s Young Planners Group go head-to-head in a thrilling game of kickball! Come ready to play and enjoy getting to know more fellow peers in the environmental and planning fields. Drinks and lunch will be provided! Click the link below to register.

Register Here!

APPLICATION DEADLINE MONDAY, JULY 11: 2022 Transportation Academy, Sponsored by WTS – Orange County Chapter

Call for Applicants – 2022 WTS-OC Transportation Academy (Hybrid Program)

Do you know a student who may be interested in pursuing a career in the transportation industry?

The Women’s Transportation Seminar of Orange County will sponsor the 13th Annual Transportation Academy this August. The Transportation Academy is a two-week immersion program, offering undergraduate and graduate students a first-hand look at different facets of the transportation industry; the Academy is open to men and women. Past alumni of the Academy have developed relationships that have resulted in internships, entry-level positions, and scholarships.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and adhere to varying restrictions, we have actively looked for ways to keep fulfilling our mission, ensuring that we can continue to provide programs that advance students in the transportation industry.  For this reason, the 2022 Transportation Academy will be offered in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual presentations from a variety of agencies and firms in the transportation industry.  Participants will learn about management, finance, government affairs/outreach, operations and planning, as well as engineering, construction management and public involvement principals. Attached is a flyer with more information about the program.

The application process has begun and the selection committee will choose a limited number of students to represent the Transportation Academy Class of 2022. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2022; we highly encourage all who are interested to apply early.  Attached you will find the Academy flyer and application with instructions on how to apply. The information is also available online at: www.wtsorangecounty.org/transportation-academy.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Outreach Committee at transportationacademywtsoc@gmail.com

ESRI User Conference

July 11–15, 2022 | San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, California

https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/uc/overview

Learn, reconnect, and discover the latest advances in geographic information system (GIS) technology when the Esri User Conference returns to San Diego. Join thousands of users from around the globe and discover how they’re leveraging GIS capabilities to solve problems, create shared understanding, and map common ground.

There are a few options for attending.

1.)    Attend virtual

2.)    Attend one day for free

3.)    Attend full conference for student rate of $125

They also have positions for students to help at the conference, but individuals must apply in the fall for the upcoming summer:  https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/careers/student-jobs#assistantships

Professional Association Events

Most of these events and memberships are FREE!

UCSD Franklin Antonio Hall Site Tour with McCarthy Building Companies – Thursday 6/9 3-4:30pm

Thank you to McCarthy Building Companies for a great behind the scenes tour and information geared towards planning, real estate development, structural engineering, and econ students!

Superintendent Dave Evans, Project Engineer J. Riley Crandall, and Business Development Director Seth Belitsky, DBIA led the tour and answered questions from planning, real estate and development, structural engineering, and econ students.

Special shout out and thank you to UC San Diego alum and UCSD Real Estate & Development Advisory Board Member Suzy Cruden, Vice President, Marketing & Business Strategy, for arranging the tour!

Come visit the site and learn from the construction team how the project was delivered and some of the construction risks and challenges involved with the project.

Thursday 6/9 3-4:30pm
RSVP required: https://bit.ly/FAHSiteTour

Meet at Franklin Antonio Hall which is near the corner of Voight Drive and Engineer Lane. The building is located where Parking Lot 502 (P502) used to be.

Learn more about the building: https://fah.ucsd.edu/about
https://plandesignbuild.ucsd.edu/projects/current.html#Franklin-Antonio-Hall

SDAPA YEP Trivia & Happy Hour 6/22

Wednesday, June 22nd | 6:30 PM

Amplified Ale Works East Village

SDAPA YEP invites you to a fun-filled night of trivia, drinks, and conversation at Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer Garden on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm (Trivia starts at 7pm). While drop-ins are welcome, we encourage folks to RSVP by June 21st to ensure we can accommodate everyone.

If there are any questions, feel free to reach out to Edwin Peart or Kelsey Hawkins.

Paper Prize in South Asian Studies

The South Asia Initiative at UCSD, is very pleased to announce a new undergraduate and graduate student paper prize for the best paper that touches on a theme related to South Asian studies, from any discipline. 

Open to all students at UCSD!

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Undergraduate paper prize submission guidelines

Deadline for submissions is 6 pm pst on June 6th, 2022.

Please submit your paper for consideration via email to southasiaucsd@gmail.com. In the subject line of your email, please include your last name and Undergraduate Student Paper Prize.

Papers must be written during the academic year 2021-2022 in any UCSD course. Please indicate the course for which the paper was written in your submission. Creative works are welcome.

Papers must include a works cited page (if applicable).

Papers must critically and substantively engage with the region of South Asia.

All submissions will be read and evaluated by the South Asia Initiative steering committee.

The winner will be announced on the SAI listserv on commencement weekend. The winner(s) will receive a prize of $500.

Graduate Student Paper Prize submission guidelines

Deadline for submissions is 6 pm pst on June 6th, 2022.

Please submit your paper for consideration via email to southasiaucsd@gmail.com. In the subject line of your email, please include your last name and Graduate Student Paper Prize.

Papers must be written during the academic year 2021-2022, but do not necessarily have to be written for a course. 

Papers must include a works cited page (if applicable).

Papers must critically and substantively engage with the region of South Asia. Creative works are welcome.

All submissions will be read and evaluated by the South Asia Initiative steering committee.

The winner will be announced on the SAI listserv on commencement weekend. The winner(s) will receive a prize of $1000.