Several members of Belmont’s SIFE team took breaks from their summer jobs to visit campus July 20 to celebrate the arrival of the national championship trophy. The win, which came at the SIFE USA National Exposition held in Kansas City in May, represents Belmont SIFE’s second national title in three years.
Belmont SIFE will compete at the international SIFE World Cup Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is confirmed to host the event. The team is currently working to update their presentation script, video and annual report to reflect their position as “SIFE USA” and highlight progress made since the National Exposition. Belmont SIFE is also preparing for the Cultural Fair, a much anticipated networking event that takes place the first night of the World Cup, at which every country’s winning team hosts a booth with giveaways and symbols from their country.
In the midst of World Cup preparation, the team continues to develop new and existing projects. Eric Taft and Brennon Mobley have spent several hours this summer compiling a Spring Back Recycling Operations Manual so that the operation can be replicated in other cities around the world.
Notably, Belmont’s team is also meeting with top executives from some of SIFE’s sponsor companies, including Tractor Supply Co., Wells Fargo and Dollar General, to network and share its winning presentation.