year the Sustainability Initiative was able
to support three interns: Nurmastini Bujang
Nickman, a PhD student in entomology, Nicodemus
Bernard, an M.A. student in Industrial Design,
and Shelby Spears, an undergraduate student
accepting applications for three undergraduate
interns and one graduate intern for Fall 2006.
If you know any students who would be good candidates,
please encourage them to apply.
focused on the use of Integrated Pest Management
(IPM) strategies compared to conventional perimeter
spraying around buildings on campus to control
smokybrown roaches. Conventional perimeter spraying
is deleterious to beneficial, non-target insects
(e.g. spiders) as well as harmful to humans.
Tini worked to achieve a greater control of
smokybrown roaches while using only a minimal
amount of carefully applied non-toxic insecticide.
created a prototype label that rates the life
cycle sustainability of products to make it
easier for users to compare products and to
examine their impact at different levels (manufacturing,
corporate policies, sustainable energy, disposal,
was the graphic designer behind many of the
Sustainability Initiative’s programs and
educational material in 2005-2006, and the poster
she designed for our Lug-a-mug
program won an award from the University
and College Designers Association.