Hillary Pritchett received the 2013 SLA National Scholarship for her aspirations in "Reconciliation + Consilience Design", and Angelica Rockquemore received one of the 2013 Travel Grants for her work in New Zealand.]]>
Leann was chosen among a select group of 39 graduate University Olmsted Scholars, who were nominated by their faculty for being exceptional student leaders.
In June, Leann will receive a Master of Landscape Architecture with a Certificate in Global Health. She plans use the award to return to Lima, Peru to implement her certificate capstone project: a community gardening and ecological restoration initiative designed to improve nutrition, increase mobility, reduce illness, improve mental health and well-being, and contribute to economic stability and social infrastructure in a distressed informal ‘slum’ community. She will also be starting the Ph.D. in the Built Environment program this Fall.
More info here: http://www.lafoundation.org/scholarship/olmsted-scholars/national-olmsted-scholar/]]>
The team also placed 2nd for the ASCE Sustainable Development Award! (Article located here.)
"Students at the University of Washington experimented with fog harvesting technologies to extract water from the shroud of fog that covers Lima, Peru, from June to December. With more than 9 million occupants of Lima living in slums, without reliable access to clean water, adequate nutrition, and public green space, the SQWater system focused on fog water harvesting technologies that provide water at point of use. Team members Shara Feld, Vera Eve Giampietro, Peter Cromwell, and Gayna Nakajo, under the direction of faculty advisor Ben Spencer, believe that the SQWater system would help people living in Lima’s slum communities adapt to increasing water scarcity, preserve the integrity of the city’s remaining water resources, and reduce air and water pollution due to water production, distribution, and use.”
The fog collection studio was also featured on UW TV. (click on image below to view UW360 segment)
Other resources below:
sqWater website: http://sqwater.be.washington.edu
See previous blog post about the Lima Fog Collection Studio.
from the Landscape Architecture Foundation Leadership in Landscape webpage:
"Raised in Kaneohe, Oahu, Angelica graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology, International Studies and Japanese from Pacific University. Having received the honor and support of a Fulbright Fellowship to continue her bachelor’s thesis research on Japanese Garden preservation, Angelica spent one year living and researching gardens in Japan. It was in Japan that she realized how the preservation efforts of Hawai’i’s unique landscapes were in need of creative thought and action. This realization led Angelica to her current Master’s degree studies of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. With a research focus of designing outdoor environmental education play spaces for young children based on Native Hawaiian cultural traditions and values, Angelica is determined to return to Hawai’i to not only become a professional landscape architect but to use her education, training and experiences to be a cultural landscape steward for Hawai’i’s environment in the face of urban development."
This scholarship was established in memory of David T. Woolsey, an alumnus of California Polytechnic University and former principal in the firm of Woolsey, Miyabara and Associates. The award provides funds for educational or professional development purposes exclusively to applicants whose permanent residence is Hawaii.]]>
Under the direction of Ben Spencer and Susan Bolton (School of Environmental and Forest Sciences) our students have been testing low-cost materials capable of harvesting water from fog in a temporary “hoop house” next to the Botany Greenhouse. They create the fog with a specially adapted power washer and record how much water condenses and drips off various panels of low-cost materials, such as shade cloth.
As posted on: UW Today Seattle Times