Utilizing the dynamic sustainability learning opportunities available to students on campus, Cedar Valley College is launching a living lab initiative on Oct. 22.
A living laboratory gives college students the hands-on work skills they need as part of the college education they receive in academic and technical programs.
The initiative will be officially presented at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the D Building at CVC, followed at 1 p.m. by a nationwide webcast titled “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community” that will feature higher education sustainability leaders discussing ways in which students can make a difference, be a part of sustainability solutions and build careers with “green” jobs.
The CVC Living Lab Initiative will focus on four components:
• Buildings – Students will partner with CVC Facilities to attain hands-on work skills as part of the curriculum, which includes monitoring electric meters in each college building to gather
• Energy – Performance technology students and Facilities will partner in installing a ceramic sculpture with moving parts powered by solar energy.