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October 29, 2018 at 7:19 am

Thompson Promotes Green Roof in Chronicle Story on OHIO Innovation

Dr. Kim Thompson, photo taken in outdoor setting

Dr. Kim Thompson

Dr. Kim Thompson, Lecturer in Environmental & Plant Biology, was quoted along with other Ohio University officials in a Chronicle of Higher Education story headlined “This University’s ‘Accelerator’ Tests New Ideas for Teaching — and It’s Working.”

Kim M. Thompson, a lecturer in environmental and plant biology, is enthusiastic about the idea she proposed: retrofitting a university building with a green roof that would be accessible to students and faculty members for teaching and research. So far, other faculty members have expressed interest, the university’s facilities team has helped her look for a suitable roof, and the accelerator’s project managers have helped her gather information and estimate costs, though the proposal is not far enough along to have had a thumbs-up/thumbs-down decision by campus leaders.

Read more in the Chronicle.

Thompson notes that Dr. David Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology; Dr. Amy Lynch, Assistant Professor of Geography; and Dr. Natalie Kruse, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, are also in the group planning the green roof.

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