DESERT RESEARCH INSTITUTE NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS – Amelia Gulling, GreenPower administrator for Desert Research Institute, was recently selected as one of Vegas INC.’s “Women to Watch” for 2013.
The 6th annual edition, Vegas INC.’s “Women to Watch” honorees are chosen based on the tremendous impact they are expected to make across a variety of industries during the year. Finalists were chosen from nearly 150 nominations submitted by the public. Gulling was honored for her upcoming projects, including implementing “Green Boxes,” which will provide turnkey, hands-on activities to assist educators in teaching environmental curriculum to Nevada’s students; and continued work with Energy-Wise Educators, a section of the GreenPower program, partnering with industry professionals such as NV Energy, HomeFree Nevada, and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition to provide teachers with the necessary tools, resources, and education to teach about energy efficiency in Southern Nevada. She was also selected for leading a multifaceted effort with city and nonprofit organizations aimed at teaching the benefits of recycling to schools as well as for her continued volunteer work with the United States Green Building Council – Nevada chapter and chairing its Green School Committee, which she helped to establish.
The Desert Research Institute’s GreenPower program works to promote and support environmental and climate education for Nevada’s pre K-12 students by offering professional development and training for teachers; providing access to curriculum and activities that meet state and core standards; as well as providing access to grants, scholarships, student opportunities, and field trip resources and opportunities.
For more information on the GreenPower program, please visit www.dri.edu/GreenPower.
About the DRI Nevada Medal: The DRI Nevada Medal is a national award given annually, since 1988, by the Desert Research Institute to recognize and stimulate outstanding scientific, engineering, and technical achievements. Nominations are solicited from universities, research organizations, corporations, and individuals nationwide.
The DRI Nevada Medal award includes an eight-ounce minted medallion of .999 pure Nevada silver and $20,000 lecture honorarium.
The award program involves public lectures by the medalist at DRI campuses in Reno and Las Vegas. The award is formally presented by the Governor of Nevada during dinner ceremonies in Reno and Las Vegas attended by Nevada’s business, educational and governmental leaders.
DRI, the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education, strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives throughout Nevada and the world.