KSU Mini-Pavilion Project
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Dr. Billy Kihei, assistant professor of computer engineering in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, is leading a building construction project that involves an interdisciplinary team of KSU faculty, students, and external partners, the Cobb County Safety Village and Cobb County Schools.
The KSU Mini-Pavilion is an architectural concept designed to act as both a research infrastructure for KSU faculty research, a site for outreach programs for K-12 and a life safety training facility for the citizens of Cobb County.
If you would like to be involved or learn how to integrate the KSU Mini-Pavilion into your research, please contact Dr. Billy Kihei - email@example.com.
Deploying Research Infrastructure
The project is part of a multi-stakeholder co-operation between Kennesaw State University, the Cobb County Safety Village, and Cobb County Schools. KSU will design, construct, and install a small pavilion representing KSU at the Cobb County Safety Village.
KSU faculty and students are provided with a unique research facility located at the Cobb County Safety Village. Various faculty from the university can leverage the pavilion and partnership between the Cobb County Safety Village and Cobb County Schools for research grants and research experimentation.
The Cobb County Safety Village will collaborate with KSU to provide a novel safety program where visitors will experience safety scenarios through virtual reality / augmented reality (VR/AR) experiences. Cobb County Schools desire to engage middle school and high school students in STEM-related activities generated by the KSU structure at the Cobb County Safety Village. The theme of the pavilion: Smart, Safe, and Sustainable intersects directly with one of the KSU four research themes: Sustainable and Safe Communities. The pavilion can be a didactic tool in demonstrating to middle and high school students the connections and intersections between safety and sustainability.
KSU Interdisciplinary Team
- Dr. Billy Kihei, PI, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
- Dr. Michael James Carroll, Co-PI 1, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Construction Management
- Dr. Sanjeev Adhikari, Co-PI 2, Department of Construction Management, College of Architecture and Construction Management
- Dr. Sandip Das, Co-PI 3, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
- Dr. Amaal Al Shenawa, Co-PI 4, Department of Construction Management, College of Architecture and Construction Management
- Dr. Chao Mei, Co-PI 5, Department of Software Engineering and Game Development, College of Computing and Software Engineering
- Mr. Daryl Rowe, Student Assistant - Summer/Fall 2020, Fifth Year Undergraduate Architecture Student
- Ms. Allison Carter, Director, Cobb County Safety Village
- Dr. Sally Creel, District Administrator, STEM & Innovation Supervisor, Cobb County Schools