Monday, November 30, 2015

Tamara Ball Recognized as United Way Community Hero for IDEASS program

Dr. Tamara Ball has worked relentlessly to train undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz in real- world, high tech sustainability projects through her Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service program (IDEASS) at UC Santa Cruz. Launched by Dr. Ball and co-directed by James Barsimantov in 2010, IDEASS provides a unique educational experience in a 3 quarter program where each year approximately two- dozen students, from a wide-range of majors, gain skills in project planning and management, and technical expertise through their work with an industry, non-profit or civic mentor. Dr. Ball has been resourceful in obtaining quality staff, advisers, mentors, and funding for her program during difficult recessionary and post-recessionary periods, leveraging relationships internal and external to the university.

Learn more about the IDEASS program here.

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