UC San Diego student, Enid Partika (pictured left), was recently honored with the annual President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. Partika, a fourth-year environmental chemistry major, has been building an anaerobic digester, which works to turn food waste into fertilizer and biogas, on campus in partnership with Roger’s Community Garden. Over the course of the academic year, her team collected more than 41,000 pounds of food waste, succeeding in sequestering the equivalent of 6,637 pounds of carbon dioxide!
Read more about the award here: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-president-recognizes-students-presidents-award-outstanding-student-leadership
Read more about her work with the anaerobic digester and her recent recognition for the Lemelson-MIT Prize for novel technology here: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/putting-a-dent-in-food-waste?utm_source=This+Week+Subscriber+List&utm_campaign=6603364ba7-THIS_WEEK_2019_05_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_db568fca07-6603364ba7-92836485