Dr. Susan Powers: “Cold-climate Greenhouse and Food Waste Digester Provide Education and Research Opportunities While Greening the Campus”

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Hosted by: *SUNY Oneonta
When: Friday, March 15 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Science I, room 121

Cold-climate Greenhouse and Food Waste Digester Provide Education and Research Opportunities While Greening the Campus” by Dr. Susan Powers, Clarkson University.

Most engineering students do not consider the application of their high-tech creativity for food production, but a team of students from Clarkson University have proven that they can grow produce year round in an energy, water and space efficient manner, even in the cold and dark climate of northern New York. A new pilot-scale greenhouse and its ancillary systems on Clarkson University’s campus is enabling faculty and students to research and explore new technologies for integrating food production and energy recovery from food waste. In this presentation, Dr. Powers discusses the student research involved in developing this system, and how the project can serve as a model for other campuses.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place at 4 pm Friday March 15th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered weekly to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists from elsewhere. All are welcome.