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Governance and Social Responsibility : Eller College Students Step Up to Promote Solar Energy in Arizona

Solar photovoltaic panels on Tucson homes
Rooftop solar photovoltaic panels at Tucson's Armory Park del Sol neighborhood.

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April 2009

By Taylor Albers, Journalism '11

Eller MBA and undergraduate students participated in the Arizona Leadership Summit on Solar Energy and Economics

Three years after its inception, The Eller College’s High School Ethics Forum is expanding to Phoenix. The event is scheduled for April 3 at the Eller MBA Scottsdale Campus; the program expansion is made possible by support from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"The High School Ethics Forum provides the students with a terrific opportunity to identify, evaluate, and discuss real-life ethical dilemmas," says Reed Mittelstaedt, a PricewaterhouseCoopers partner in Phoenix. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been a proud sponsor of the program in Pima County for the last two years and we are excited to be a part of the Eller College's plans to expand the program to include high school students in Maricopa County this spring."

The event is coordinated by Eller College undergraduate students from the Eller Board of Honor and Integrity. Paul Melendez, director of the ethics program and public policy lecturer at the Eller College of Management, writes topical case studies for the high school students to evaluate over the course of the day. The student teams will develop ethical, responsible, and practical solutions for each case, and then share their conclusions with the entire group.

“The experience challenges students' moral reasoning, provides a wonderful networking opportunity, and raises students' awareness of the importance of corporate social responsibility,” says Melendez.

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