Caroline Christian, Daniel Soto, and Craig Dawson will discuss classes that will be using the campus as a laboratory for sustainable practices. These classes are part of a CSU-wide effort to have students conduct experiments that improve the sustainable practices of our college campuses.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This presentation and discussion will cover two classes that will be using the campus as a laboratory for sustainable practices. These courses have been made possible by the Campus as a Living Lab (CALLS) grant from the California State University system. These classes are part of a CSU-wide effort to have students conduct experiments that improve the sustainable practices of our college campuses.
Caroline Christian is designing a class that will allow students to develop a restoration program for Copeland Creek that will protect biodiversity while allowing human interaction with the waterway. Students will learn scientific research methods, field sampling methodology, data analysis and presentation, and grant writing.
Daniel Soto is designing a class where students will measure, present, and hopefully influence energy use in a campus dorm. Using electricity monitoring tools in the dorms, students will analyze data, create visualizations, and communicate their results to dorm residents to reduce unnecessary energy use.
Craig Dawson is the principal contact from the Sonoma State University facilities team. Craig will be working to provide access to the campus infrastructure for student interactions by coordinating the installation of energy monitoring systems in campus dorms.
Faculty interested in developing their own CALLS courses should attend. CALLS courses are supported by significant grant funding from the CSU.