Workshop by Christopher Stewart, PhD, Ohio State University In the Spring of 2013 Dr. Christopher Stewart, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University delivered a presentation to Morehouse faculty on Adaptive Green Hosting. In the presentation he talked about the growing carbon footprint of web hosting centers contributing to climate change and how it could harm the public’s perception of web hosts and internet services. He said that a pioneering cadre of web hosts, called green hosts, lowered their footprints by cutting into their profit margins to buy carbon offsets. The talk argued that an adaptive approach to buying carbon offsets could increase a green host’s total profit by exploiting daily, bursty patterns in Internet service workloads. For further information click here.
Several faculty were also given the opportunity to attend conferences, present papers and receive online certifications in sustainable energy. Drs. Ebenezer Aka, Juana Mendenhall, Rubina Malik and Sinead Young attended conferences supported by M-WISE.
Members of the Curriculum Committee met periodically throughout the year and attended a two day retreat at Callaway Gardens paid for by funding received from Georgia Power. The retreat was attended by the Director of M-WISE and seven faculty members including three faculty from the Division of Science and Mathematics, two faculty from the Division of Business Administration and Economics and two faculty from the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. At this meeting each of the 21 classes that were created or infused were examined for inclusion in Sustainable Energy minor and strategies were developed as to the organization and marketing of the minor.
- Dr. Kinnis Gosha and Dr. Sonya Dennis was awarded a grant for $13,500 from the CRA-W and CDC to study "Comparisons of Recycling Decision Influence Using Voice User Interfaces."
- Dr. Mona Ray received certification from Georgia Southern University’s online “Sustainability Advisor Certificate Program.”