Scholar for Solar Sustainability in Sunny Arizona - Student Travel Video

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Monday 4 November 2019

Check out this awesome video made by student Sarah Callinan on her recent study trip to Arizona State University! 

In my 4th year of a double degree in Engineering and Business Administration, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Arizona State University to take part in the first Grand Challenge Scholars Program Entrepreneurial Experience: Sustainability. 

My trip was funded by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and allowed me to explore the intersection of my degrees. 

During the program I worked in a small team forming a start-up that aimed to deal with the issue of waste from decommissioned solar panels; a real problem I had never considered before. 

I met some of the most brilliant people I have ever met on the program, from around the USA and the world, many of whom I now count as close friends! 

It can be really easy to think that starting a business is so out of reach, something to do when we are older, richer, or less busy. Now, it all feels far less out of reach, and I am more motivated than ever to take the ideas I have and make them a reality! 

Student video and report by Sarah Tracy Callinan


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