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As President Emeritus and a Penn State alumna, Ms. Brick continued to seek ways of promoting the mission of the group and design sustainability to students. In 2010, Stephanie Brick Design established the SEED Award of Distinction, an annual cash award granted to an exceptionally proactive student member of SEED. The purpose of this recognition is to encourage and continue student involvement in green strategies of design continuously through the years.

In 2009, as the first Penn State undergraduate to earn LEED accreditation, Stephanie Brick had a vision to better inform students of green design opportunities and principles. During her thesis year, she co-founded the multidisciplinary group SEED, Students for Environmentally Enlightened Design.

Ms. Brick's vision to promote sustainable design practices to students has endured. Over the years, SEED has grown nearly fifty-people strong at Penn State. The group's accomplishments range from solar panel install workshops to designing and constructing a greenhouse made from reused water bottles to a shipping container library designed, built, filled, and sent to Africa. Members' green projects, collaborations, and initiatives through the Penn State campus and the world has had substantial impact over the years and sustained longer than any other grassroots group in the history of the college.

A copy of the SEED Award of Distinction 2019 Student Application is available for download here.

For information about ongoing projects and activities, the Penn State SEED website may be accessed here.