Published Feb 28, 2019
Eleven team projects kicked off this semester as part of the Climate Change Fellows Program, which brings faculty, staff, and students together from across campus to build capacity in climate-related research, education, and community events. Over 30 faculty from five colleges are participating in the newly-funded projects, with a total investment of $171,500 thanks to contributions from a diverse set of partners including the Global Change Program, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Strategic Energy Institute, Ocean Science & Engineering, and the College of Computing.
Georgia Tech's Climate Change Fellows Program began in Fall 2018 and the initial set of funded projects will run through Fall 2019. The Climate Change Fellows program represents a collaboration between the Global Change Program, Serve-Learn-Sustain, the Climate & Energy Policy Lab, the, the Strategic Energy Institute, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. In its first phase, the Climate Change Fellows worked to identify promising avenues for new research collaborations and educational initiatives related to climate change. An Education Working Group focused on developing recommendations for modules, classes, and academic support structures - including a combined Energy and Climate Minor - to teach students about the social, scientific, and technical aspects of climate change and apply their disciplinary training to develop climate solutions. A Research Working Group focused on identifying research areas that: 1) are solutions-oriented, 2) have high potential for regional impact and connection to real-world projects and partners, 3) bring together diverse faculty, and 4) have high visibility and funding potential.
The eleven projects chosen for initial funding are listed below.
Principal Investigators: Alice Favero (PUBP), Anne Rogers (Director, Office of Sustainability)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Jayma Koval (CEISMC), Alexander Robel (EAS)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Michael Gamble (ARCH), Shan Arora (Director, Living Building), Anne Rogers (Director, Office of Sustainability), Michael Chang (BBISS)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Anne Rogers (Director, Office of Sustainability), Karen Head (LMC), Katie Farris( LMC), Shan Arora (Director, Living Building)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Ashok Goel (CS), Jayma Koval (CEISMC), Emily Weigel (SOBS)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Daniel Matisoff (PUBP), Baabak Ashuri (BC), Malte Weiland (Facilities Management)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Jenny McGuire (SOBS), Allen Hyde (HSOC)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Joel Kostka (SOBS), Laura Taylor (ECON), Frank Stewart (SOBS)Learn more
Principal Investigators: Rachel Kuske (MATH), Marilyn Brown (PUBP), Richard Catrambone (PSYCH)Learn more
The funders of the Climate Change Fellows projects hope to offer future opportunities for faculty, staff, and students from across campus to initiate impactful cross-campus projects that build capacity around climate change solutions.
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