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Appropriation SR 1069: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team


Agenda Item: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Date:11/16/2010

Committee: Finance Committee Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business

In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

WHEREAS, Florida International University’s vision is to lead a student-centered urban public research university that is both locally and globally engaged;

WHEREAS, the Student Government Council at Modesto A. Maidique is committed to providing and improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has adopted the Worlds Ahead brand with the intentions of pushing the university and its constituents beyond what is expected by taking the opportunities given and doing something great with them;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has set in motion a Green Initiative with the hopes of instilling awareness of environmental issues and integrating practices into research, education, and communication to establish an institutional culture of sustainability;

WHEREAS, The FIU 2011 Solar Decathlon Team was one of only 20 intercollegiate student teams selected worldwide to participate in the prestigious US Department of Energy’s International Competition;

WHEREAS, Attendance at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida on January 2011 for a mandatory Design Development Review is essential for the FIU team to enter their PerFORM[D]ance House to the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon;

WHEREAS, The project and the team present a unique opportunity for Florida International University to exhibit its contributions to the development and dissemination of sustainable technology on the most prominent of international stages, the National Mall in Washington D.C.;

WHEREAS, Not only is the Orlando IBS review session a requirement of the Department of Energy design review process, but it also provides another opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the FIU student team;

WHEREAS,  Team FIU and its PerFORM[D]ance House will inform and excite the local and global communities about conserving our environment by stimulating critical thinking for positive changes in our society;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,440 to the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team for accommodations and gas for their trip to the IBS in Orlando, Florida.

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