NCSCE Photo Contest Runner Up: Students Conducting a Trash Audit

In the last issue of our eNews, we featured the winner of NCSCE photo contest based on the theme of students engaged in active learning. As mentioned in that story, we received a lot of excellent submissions, leading to a very competitive voting process. Going forward, we’re going to share the top runners up with the community.


Today, we’re featuring a photograph submitted by Dr. Cathy Middlecamp of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The photo, taken by Nathan Jandl, the Communications Director for the Office of Sustainability at UW-Madison, includes some of Dr. Middlecamp’s former “principles of environmental science” students who are doing a trash audit in Union South on campus. Rita Kawak, Trina LaSusa, Iffat Bhuiyan, and Megan Zielke are researching how much compost ends up in the trash… and how much trash ends up in the compost, with an eye to “cleaning the stream.” Their research has revealed important insights about consumer behavior at Union South and has also served as inspiration for upcoming, collaborative waste stream initiatives at Memorial Union and College Library.


Thank you again to all of you who took the time to send in photos that communicate the student experience in SENCER courses!

Posted in eNews, Environmental Science, SENCER News.