Colaborative Multidiciplinary BETHA Grant Awarded to Geography Maymester Course Project:

March 12, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Bryan Mark and Jason Cervenec (Byrd Polar Education and Outreach), along with Jim DeGrand and Aaron Wilson, who successfully competed for a BETHA (Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Endowment) grant.  This is a multidisciplinary project including colleagues from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  The project is entitled HEATED (Harnessing Education and Technology for Environmental Detection) and will utilize a Maymester course in which students will design and build a device to collect geo- and time-tagged temperature data when deployed from moving vehicles, and to create a database to store and assimilate data collected.  The course will provide a device prototype, a course that is innovative and can be replicated, data to better understand the urban heat island and a multidisciplinary team prepared to continue the research through other funding opportunities. Congratulations.