image002.jpgThe Student Advisory Council on Sustainability Education (SACSE) brings student perspective into the planning of new formal education programs in sustainability at UC Irvine. SACSE is a counterpart to the faculty task force on sustainability education
This year’s cohort includes ten undergraduate

[U] students, one graduate [G] student and one PhD candidate [PhD]. The 2015 members are listed below.

School Program/Major Name of Student
Biological Science Biology Mony Son [U]
Engineering Civil Engineering Isai Flores [U]
  Electrical Engineer Byron Aguilar [U]
Physical Sciences Earth System Science Daniel Macias [U]
    Emily Majorkiewicz [U]
    Alan Chui [U]
  Environmental Science Ian J. Kamus* [U]
    Alexis Voeltner* [U]
    Yazmine Maize* [U]
Social Ecology Social Ecology Cody Lee* [U]
  Planning, Policy & Design Priya Macwan [G]
    Sally Geislar [PhD]
*Global Sustainability Minor

More About SACSE
The scope of the SACSE’s role depends largely on the initiative and passion of the members. Over the years, SACSE has:

  • researched best practices in sustainability degree programs at peer campuses in conjunction with undergraduate group research projects in PPD 131: Sustainability II
  • developed a survey of student interest in sustainability education
  • developed a student sustainability literacy assessment
  • provided task force informal input regarding current sustainability curriculum, co-curriculum, and academic advising
  • provided task force input into and feedback about proposed new programs
  • developed proposed alternative definition of “sustainability in the curriculum.”