Ludovic Lemaitre Presents Research at Symposium

Project aims to develop an environmentally sustainable master facilities plan for Randolph College.  


Ludovic Lemaitre ’11 presented poster, “A Sustainable Master Plan for Randolph College” at Randolph College’s Symposium for Artists & Scholars on April 17, 2009.

Lemaitre conducted the project with faculty mentors, Karin Warren, associate professor of environmental studies, and Rick Barnes, professor of psychology and environmental studies, while an undergraduate student at Randolph College.

An abstract of Lemaitre’s research follows...

Every ten years, Randolph College works on a Facilities Master Plan to determine how to best meet the needs of its student population. Last year, parallel to this facilities master plan, a team of three students (Ludovic Lemaitre ’11, Megan Roberts ’10, Karl Sakas ’10) and two professors (Dr. Rick Barnes, Dr. Karin Warren) worked–and are still working–on the creation of a Sustainable Master Plan to determine how to accomplish our environmental obligations. From this Sustainable Master Plan, we were able to analyze Randolph College greenhouse gas emissions; pinpoint issues related to food, housing, and transportation; and create a base for future environmental works aimed at campus financial and environmental sustainability.

The Student Symposium of Artists and Scholars provides Randolph College students from all classes and disciplines the opportunity to present the results of their research, scholarship, and creative work to the entire College community and beyond.

The two-day symposium, modeled after a typical academic conference, features oral presentations of student research, readings of creative work, musical performances, and exhibitions of student artwork. The symposium also includes a poster session, reception and a keynote address from a noteworthy academic speaker.

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