As a mentor for KAUST Foundation Year Program students, I meet with my mentees for 5 hours per month. On November 18th, I was able to meet with my mentees for 5 hours by going to eat with them and answering their questions in order to better guide them in their foundation year experience.
In the Longhorn Lights Out event on November 18th, I learned about the importance of energy conservation. I learned that by just taking a small amount of time and turning off devices and lights that are not being used, much energy could be saved. It thought me the impact that one can do my try to conserve energy.
For this Longhorn Lights Out event I was able to create a small but significant impact on energy conservation. This event was one hour and a half long and it allowed me to go to different places on campus and turn off lights and devices that were not being used. Once the lights and devices were turned off, one was able to see the impact that such actions caused. This showed that small actions like turning off lights that people are not longer using will allow for much energy to be saved.
At the longhorn lights out event on October 28th, I was able to understand the power of energy conservation. Just by turning off a couple of lights around campus, I was able to see how much energy was saved by that simple action.
On March 31st, I participated on the Inside Book Project by writing letters to prisoners who requested some books in order to learn or find some kind of entertainment while serving their time in prison. I found this event very interesting since I would of never thought of serving the community this way by giving hope to those in prison.
On March 25th, I participated in a Longhorn Lights Out event. I was asked to turn off lights around campus in order to learn and see the effects that conservation of energy can have on the UT campus. It was an interesting event, since by recording the amount of lights that had been turned off, we could know the amount of energy conserved in just a couple of hours.
On Friday, January 29th, I attended a Longhorn Lights Out event. This event consisted of UT students to turn off lights or any other devices that are consuming unnecessary energy. During this event, I learned the importance of turning off just a couple of lights and how a small and simple task can make a big difference when trying to save energy.
On October 31, 2015 I was a volunteer in the Capital Area Food Bank warehouse, where I served as an inspector for the food products that will be served. I had to inspect that none of the food products were not part of the recalled products, or that they follow the expiration dates, or any other damages made to the packaging of the food products. I had a great experience with this service project.
On October 30th, 2015, I participated in the event of Longhorn Lights Out, which seeks to turn off lights in the UT campus to save energy.