Upcoming Green Jacket Project Seminar Highlights Sustainability Efforts

Green Jacket ProjectThe Green Jacket Project is an interdisciplinary effort between the Cairns Lab and SMU’s Office of Information Technology’s Research and Data Science team, led by Dr. Eric Godat with support from Guillermo G. Vasquez and Research STAR Jaymie Ruddock. The Project involves an autonomous robot designed to spread information about sustainability and will be showcased in an upcoming Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) Virtual Event.

Connected to a database of sustainably focused tweets, the device at the focus of the Green Jacket Project will send out a tweet about its current GPS location about the importance of sustainability and ways to improve global sustainability efforts. In essence, the Project is creating an autonomous robot designed to spread information about sustainability. To this end, they intend for the robot to take on a life of its own, developing a character based in sustainability with an independent personality. You can find out more about the Green Jacket Project during an open Zoom webinar Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. CDT, sponsored by the Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Research Cluster.

If you have questions about the Green Jacket Project, please feel free to contact Dr. Godat at egodat@smu.edu.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.