COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

The Environment & Technology Committee (EnviroTech) engages delegates interested in technological advancement, environmental preservation, and infrastructural development through the use of creative problem solving and various interdisciplinary fields of science. Topics that are commonly discussed include the development and implementation of renewable energy resources, as well the creation of an equilibrium between technological innovation and the well-being of the environment. Delegates will challenge their perceptions of the world and develop understanding of geopolitical issues that may affect the world in the future.

2018-2019 TOPICS

  1. Deforestation
  2. Agricultural Gene Modification
  3. Labor Automation

2018-2019 EnviroTech Topic Descriptions

RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Environment and Technology Sample Country Research Paper

Environment and Technology Matrix Cover Page

Environment and Technology Matrix Deforestation

Environment and Technology Matrix Agricultural Gene Modification

Environment and Technology Matrix Labor Automation

OFFICER BIOS

Austin Chen

Hi everyone! My name is Austin Chen and I will be serving as the chair for the Environment and Technology B committee this year. I am currently a senior at Westfield High School and this will be my 4th and final MUN conference.

I love how unified of committee EnviroTech becomes by the end of our three days together. Despite the difference in agendas of each of our countries, we are all united under the goal of preserving the environment and advancing technology for the good of the world. With these common goals in mind, EnviroTech always comes up with incredibly creative and detailed solutions to the world’s environmental and technological issues.

My favorite MUN memory has to be the crisis session that happened at last year’s conference. They put down the dividers between EnviroTech A and B and we had a joint unmoderated caucus and resolution debate. It was incredibly exciting, and I love that Rohit’s (my co-chair) first impression of me was shooting down his resolution in front of both committees.

First years – don’t be afraid to put yourself out there during unmoderated sessions and before and after committee. I have met so many new people and made some of my closest friends through just drafting resolutions together or joking around before committee starts.

I love listening to other people’s stories! Don’t be afraid to approach me during conference for advice or just somebody to talk to! Talk to me about anything you are interested in! I love hearing other people’s views on politics, school, culture, heritage, philosophy, and life in general.

I am really looking forward to meeting you all, and I cannot wait to be part of your MUN experience!

Rohit Vadodaria

Hey guys, my name is Rohit Vadodaria and I will be serving as your chair for EnviroTech A this year. I am in my senior year at Montgomery High School and this will be my 4th and final year at conference.

I really love EnviroTech because in our committee, we often breed some of the most forward-minded thinkers out there. We deliberate on the effectiveness of new technological developments and the efficiency of emerging, environmentally-efficient technologies, meaning that we are always thinking ahead.

My first year of MUN, in GA A, a senior from my delegation gave a reflection about how she felt that MUN was her only home. As she started breaking into tears during her reflection, delegates stood up, one by one, to give her a massive group hug and as I got up there, a chant of her name started roaring around me. I didn’t know it then, but that very moment has been a long-term indication to me, of the community and family that MUN fosters.

I urge first year delegates to keep an open mind. Not just to new and diverse ideas. You obviously want to respect everyone’s opinions, but I think it’s also important that you keep an open mind to what many of the returning delegates preach about MUN. I know it seems cliched, how so many delegates talk about this family at MUN, but give it a chance and you might be surprised how comfortable you feel in this community.

On a lighter note, here’s a couple things about me you should know before conference. For starters, Alvin Kamara is my fantasy football hero. Also, I eat and write with my left hand, but I do everything else with my right hand ie. sports. And finally, I am involved in a bunch of different sports such as tennis and cross country, which I do competitively, and I follow football aggressively as a hobby.

With that being said, I can’t wait to meet and learn more about you at conference!