Sustainability Showcase - Thursday


The Sustainability Showcase is part of SDG Week. Join us in the Atlantic Theater of the John Lewis Student Center for a morning lightning talk session, followed by two panel discussions, and keynote in the afternoon.

9 – 10:45 AM | Lightning Talks Session II

These are 7-minute “lightning” talks by Georgia Tech researchers, staff, and partners on their sustainability research and projects. Please join us for as much of the session as possible and enjoy getting to know colleagues with like interests. (see PDF for most recent schedule)

11 AM – 12:15 PM | Innovative Teaching with the U.N. SDGs: Examples from Georgia Tech Faculty - Rebecca Watts Hull, Assistant Director, Faculty Development for Sustainable Education Initiatives (facilitator). Join us to learn how faculty across diverse disciplines are enhancing teaching and learning with U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dynamic panel presentation will provide exciting examples for aligning your teaching with Tech’s strategic commitment to advance the SDGs.

1 - 2 PM | Connecting for Sustainability: Collaborative Paths to Environmental Justice - This panel will feature three researcher-community partner pairs speaking about their collaborative projects.

  • Eric Greenlee, BBISS Graduate Fellow and PhD Student, College of Computing (moderator)
  • Jung-Ho (John) Lewe, GT Aerospace Systems Design Lab, and Erica Holloman-Hill, Ayika Solutions: Household energy efficiency issues in historically marginalized communities in the Southeast
  • Russell Clark, The Coastal Equity and Resilience Hub, Georgia Tech Savannah, and Ofun Maja Egunjobi, Harambee House: The co-development of climate mitigation strategies and tools with community members and public officials in the Savannah area
  • Elora Raymond, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech and Alison Johnson, Housing Justice League: The creation of data-driven trackers and tools to prevent eviction in the City of Atlanta

2 – 3 PM | Young Alumni Keynote: Exploring Pathways to and Partnerships in Advancing Energy Equity - Andrew will speak about his interdisciplinary experience that bridges engineering and social science. He’ll also discuss his energy equity work at PNNL, where he supports communities in realizing a just clean energy transition. Andrew White is Energy Equity & Environmental Justice Systems Researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Lab he holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he held a Stamps President’s Scholarship and a Strategic Energy Institute Fellowship, and an MA in Political Ecology from Lancaster University as a Fulbright Scholar.

March 7 & 8 - Posters and Art on Display

Outside of Atlantic Theater, John Lewis Student Center, 351 Ferst Dr. NW

  • Locally Enhanced Electric Field Treatment (LEEFT) for Next-Generation Water Disinfection (Xing Xie)
  • Energy Sharing Boundaries for Buildings and Vehicles (Daniel Castro and Soowon Chang)
  • Indoor Air Quality in the Kendeda Building (Jennifer Kaiser)
  • Environmental Influences on Sleep Quality in African Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment (Eunhwa Yang and Ibrahim Bilau)
  • Freshman Engineering Students See Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning (Raghu Pucha)
  • Sustainability Programming and Curricular Resources in K-12 Education (Sabrina Grossman)
  • Expanding Climate Data and Flood Risk Through Embroidered Bike Paths Down the Mississippi (Heidi Biggs)
  • Creative Reuse of Discarded Plastic Bags (HyunJoo Oh)
  • Altera (Elizabeth Marmo, Madeleine Tran, Kavya Jade, and Angie Bai)

More info on the Sustainability Showcase here.
More info on SDG Week here.