KSU wins green grant from Wal-Mart
Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics got a $125,000 grant
(Aug 7, 2009) —
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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
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 more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. 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.