I joined the Grow Home project for many reasons. I saw this project as a way use and expand the skills that I have gathered from doing construction, general apartment maintenance, and working for company that installs heating and cooling systems. I also saw this as a way to use the knowledge that I’ve been obtaining throughout my life both inside school and outside with the possibility to expand my knowledge in renewable energy systems and technologies. This project would allow me to have the opportunity to start my transition into the professional world from the Academia by providing me the chance interact with companies and businesses as well as working a real life project instead of just the ideas we plan out in the classroom without the chance to transform them into reality. With this project I have the opportunity to interact with members of 13 different schools at the University of Buffalo, get to know a little about them and understand how each have contributed to the project separately and how theirs separate worlds have come together to form this one project.
I’m coming into this to offer my knowledge from prior projects and program to help the GRoW team build the planned structure by helping install the plumbing, the electrical, and the different energy systems involved, offer solutions and advice to any problems that may arise throughout the rest of the project as well as take the opportunity to learn new things.