Adaptation Ideas Prize
2015 Adaptation Ideas Prize
The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), hosted a cross-disciplinary ideas competition to gather the best thinking from Notre Dame students on the humanitarian challenge of our time: climate change.
The winner of this year's competition was Alicia Czarnecki, a rising Junior studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in International Development Studies, who suggested the development of a two-way mobile hazard reporting system to help people in high risk areas better prepare for climate related events and disasters.
Patrick Conry, a graduate student in the College of Engineering, was also awarded an Honorable Mention for his idea to utilize green rooftops to deal with the issue of heat islands within cities.
Read Alicia and Patrick's blogs discussing their adaptation ideas: