KSU wins green grant from Wal-Mart

Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics got a $125,000 grant from the…

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Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics got a $125,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support the university’s sustainability efforts and environmental education.
The Wal-Mart Sustainability/Environmental Fund will establish KSU’s “Sustainable Homes: Building ‘Smarter’ Houses Today for a Better Tomorrow” project, to develop class activities, multimedia content, lesson plans, and laboratory kits that profile sustainable technologies available today.
KSU will team up with Roswell, Ga.-based Cadmus Construction LLC on streaming data from sensors placed in sustainable homes in Cadmus’ Weatherford Place, a community of eight solar homes that are rated more than 100 percent energy efficient than a typical home and more than 50 percent more efficient than homes built to the 2006 Energy Code. Materials developed from the data will be used in introductory environmental science courses and in preparatory courses for future middle school and high school teachers. The materials will also be incorporated into professional development workshops, the College of Science and Mathematics’ Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and its Math-Science Partnership program.
The project will begin this fall and continue into summer 2010.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu