October 19, 2011
Grand Challenges for Engineering
As an offshoot of this past summer's Innovation Workshop, a group of faculty have been discussing the National Academy of Engineering's "Grand Challenges for Engineering" and what they mean for Rose-Hulman. The Grand Challenges program will be introduced to Faculty October 19 and 20 during a lunch seminar on campus. Discussion will focus on what other schools are doing, student perspectives on these topics, and how Rose-Hulman can respond to these challenges. Rose-Hulman Faculty Dr. Sean Moseley, Dr. Jessica Livingston, Dr. Sriram Mohan, Dr. Kevin Sutterer, and Dr. Julia Williams comprise the campus Grand Challenges Group.
An informational video and more information on the Grand Challenges for Engineering can be found at grandchallenges.org.
GreenTown Terre Haute
GreenTown Terre Haute will take place on November 16-17, 2011 at Indiana State University in conjunction with Our Green Valley Alliance. This event will feature keynote presentations from Dr. Richard Jackson, author and Chair of the School of Public Health at UCLA, and Mayor Bob Dixson of Greensburg, Kansas. A workshop titled Creating a Carbon Neutral Climate on Campus will highlight case studies on energy conservation within higher education campuses across the nation. The Indiana Green Campus Network will conduct a panel on the IGCN's Residence Hall Energy Competition, featuring Indiana University, DePauw University, and Ball State University. For more information on GreentownTerre Haute visit greentownconference.com
The HERE cohort kicked off with a cook-out during orientation. This gave the students the opportunity to meet the faculty members. The curricular portion of HERE began the first day of class in RH131. The students participated enthusiastically in class discussions. The co-curricular HERE activities have included an organizational meeting, weekly Friday lunches in the student dining room, a T-shirt design competition, a talk by Board of Trustees member Heidi Davidson, a trip to the Terre Haute Farmer's Market, and a hike at McCormick's Creek followed by a viewing of the movie Green Fire. HERE's first service project will be held in conjunction with Rose's Day of Service.
More information on the Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering can be found at rose-hulman.edu/HERE
Campus Sustainability Day
Breaking ground for new student residence hall.
Join us in the Robert Kahn room Thursday October 20, 2011 at 12:00pm for a presentation on LEED and the benefits LEED-Silver certification will provide Rose-Hulman in the New Residence Hall. Dustin Eggink, LEED-AP, with RATIO Architects will be presenting.
Dustin Eggink is a project and design architect with RATIO Architects, Inc. Since joining RATIO in 2004, Dustin has designed a wide range of projects for the University of Illinois, Ivy Tech, the Indianapolis Airport Authority and the cities of Scottsburg and Madison Indiana. In 2006, he led the effort in completing the LEED certification of three buildings at Madison State hospital, the first for RATIO and among the first LEED certified buildings in the state of Indiana. Dustin's involvement in sustainable design continued through projects such as Keep Indianapolis Beautiful' s headquarters, the first LEED Gold certified building for a non-profit in Indianapolis, the LEED Gold certified Indoor Practice Facility at Colorado State, and the recently LEED Silver certified Ivy Tech Elkhart campus. Current projects include the Chase Legacy Community Center, on track for LEED Gold and part of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Legacy Project, and sustainability coordinator for the new Rose Hulman Residence Hall.
Dustin holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, is a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction, and is an Indiana Registered Architect.
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