Black Student Union Legacy Soriee

Amount Awarded: 
$1,000

The Black Student Union Legacy Soiree is an annual celebration and banquet that centers excellence within the Black communities at the University of Washington and in the greater Seattle area. We are also putting in essential effort in continuing to fundraise for our endowment fund, providing as a scholarship for underrepresented students.

Gardening with Electric Bikes

Amount Awarded: 
$72,323

Grounds Management, the UW farm and the UW Botanic Gardens (UWBG) are looking to reduce our carbon footprint by adding 7 electric bikes to our fleets. Our goals are to decrease our to reduce our reliance on vehicles that burn fossil fuels and show that electric bikes can be used as a alternative for fossil fuel burning vehicles for the majoirty of maitenance tasks accomplished on campus. These bikes would be used on main campus, the UW Farm, the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Arboretum. Each of these organizations works directly with students who would benefit from this program.

University of Washington Precious Plastic

Amount Awarded: 
$20,796

Our Mission: To reduce plastic waste on campus. To educate others about plastic waste and recycling. To create a close-loop recycling system the UW Seattle campus. To inspire others to join the fight against plastic waste. Our first goal is to build a small, safe DIY plastics recycling workshop in the Maple Hall Area 01 Maker Space. The workspace will consist of four machines that shred, melt, compress, and mold used plastic, so it can be transformed into usable products, such as 3D printing filament.

Double Dip Conference

Amount Awarded: 
$1,000

Diversity in Psychology is an RSO that was created in response to the alarming lack of diversity and representation in the field of Psychology, and specifically within the Psychology department at the University of Washington. Our founding members noticed the large emphasis of the experiences of White people as the center of many class discussions as well as in media representations of mental health and mental illness.

CSF Announces Updated Annual Funding Cycle

The CSF has changed its funding model to make funding more accessible for applicants earlier in the academic year. We now have a spring/ summer Letter of Intent (LOI ) window for project applicants looking to start their projects in the beginning of the academic year with a full proposal. Project applicants must submit an LOI during any quarter and a full proposal within the following two quarters, allowing more time for project teams to develop their projects, and receive required approvals between the LOI and Full Proposal stage. 

Life Sciences Building Rooftop Solar Array - Supplementary

Amount Awarded: 
$100,000

UW-Solar is collaborating with Perkins+Will and UW-Biology to install a 100 kW solar array on the roof of the Life Sciences Building. The solar array will generate approximately 105,000 kWh of energy per year. This will reduce the carbon footprint of the building by nearly 80 metric tons of CO2e per year, which is equal to the amount of carbon generated from burning over 85,000 pounds of coal. UW-Solar previously worked with Perkins+Will on the construction of the Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) fins that are installed on the south facade of the building.

Rebound: The Bounce Back Used Notebooks Deserve

Amount Awarded: 
$405

Each quarter students buy brand new notebooks and throughout each lecture slowly fill the pages with diagrams and key points. However, as dead week rolls around many find they have excess blank pages leftover. A large portion of students hold on to these notebooks, never to look back at their notes, while others recycle or even put the paper into the trash. Our campus Rotaract Club is proposing an innovative alternative, to collect these notebooks at the end of each quarter to be disassembled and rebound into new notebooks.