Non-profit Pursues Environmental Quality Standard

09/18/09 by Staff Writer

Jessica Kitzmiller’s internship gave her an opportunity to serve as a consultant and learn about an internationally recognized environmental management system.

This senior environmental science major from Sandy Ridge, N.C., recently helped a non-profit organization called Students-in-Training begin work toward this international certification. She worked with environmental engineer Worth Murdoch on the project that is designed to define and reduce the enterprise’s impact on the environment.

Students-in-Training refurbishes donated personal computers and re-donates them to needy families. Middle-school and high-school students do the work on the computers, learning about technology and business skills.

“It was a really valuable experience,” says Kitzmiller. “I got a great deal of satisfaction from knowing that I was helping them along.”

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