Welcome to the website for RISE Advisory Board at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Our mission is to provide recommendations to the UAF Chancellor on the best use of the funds generated by the Student Initiative for Renewable Energy Now (SIREN) Fees and the matching funds provided by the UAF Chancellor.
The Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Board was created for the purpose of considering and creating proposals on how to use the monies generated by the SIREN fee to the benefit of all UAF students, location non-withstanding. The RISE board is made up of active students and faculty appointed by recognized departments and clubs. Members are tasked with the extensive scientific review of proposals, presentations of formal proposals, as well as maintaining budget transparency in an organized and insightful way. All proposals will be brought to a vote within this board.
Where to next?
The RISE Board has already started working on a large queue of projects, as well as a healthy start on entry level experiments that might become bigger projects if proven successful.
The Board has a lot of work to do, but that doesn't mean that new ideas will fall on deaf ears!
Check out our Idea Library !
About the SIREN fee
In the Spring of 2009 the students of UAF voted to have a $20 fee levied upon all students in the interests of sustainability. The fee is what is now the Student Initiative for Renewable Energy Now, otherwise called the SIREN fee. The SIREN fee was created with the specific intent that it operate quickly. The fee will retire in the Spring semester of 2020 after ten years of activity. With over 5,000 students funding this movement, there will be enough revenue to install alternative energy systems, encourage greener purchasing, establish sustainable programs and change the way we look at energy on the UAF campuses.