The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in UCEN, Room 258. Lunch will be provided for participants.
Registration is required for this free event. To register, visit www.sceec.org
The sponsors of the event are Lockheed Martin, Castaic Lake Water Agency, Santa Clarita Water Division, Newhall County Water District, and the Valencia Water Company
SCEEC is a public-private sustainability initiative sponsored by College of the Canyons, Lockheed Martin, Sempra Energy, SCV Family of Water Suppliers, and other community stakeholders that promotes environmental literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley.
About the Panelists
Brigitte Bavousett earned a master’s degree in Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU), and now teaches at ASU and Mesa Community College. Bavousett is the founding director of a 501(c)3 non-profit international cultural exchange program and toured former Soviet countries from 1992 to 1996. She will teach a course in Cuba in spring 2017. An internship completed while a graduate student helped her assess sustainability opportunities in the private sector.
Rachel Darling is a senior at Valencia High School planning on attending a four-year university. She completed a nanoscience course during her junior year, before a teacher, guided her toward involvement with the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC). Through her SCEEC mentor Michael Haro, Darling was able get hands-on environmental scientist experience by job shadowing environmental professionals at Lockheed Martin, National Technical Systems, Republic Services, and Atkins Environmental. She is also volunteered to help SCEEC prepare for the Green STEM Summit.
Christine Nguyen is a fourth-year environmental toxicology Major at UC Riverside concentrating in hydrology. She is currently interning at Gilead Sciences, Oceanside Biologics site in the Environmental Health and Safety department, shadowing the senior manager and working on her own project to promote and enhance sustainability.
A graduate of California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, Todd Davis has experience performing both public and private sector environmental review and water resource planning. His work experience includes internships and full-time work at the Department of Transportation, Castaic Lake Water Agency, San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department, as well as Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
Hovan Kirpichyan was a high school intern for Lockheed Martin under the mentorship of Michael Haro. While at Lockheed, he completed a design and cost and benefit analysis on installing solar panels on Lockheed's electric carts, and with Haro’s help, he was able to start a California Envirothon Team for three schools in the Antelope Valley High School District.