Green Technology Program

January  6, 2010

LWTC students meet and learn from Green Technology leaders

Kirkland, WA – Students enrolled in Lake Washington Technical College’s (LWTC) Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) student chapter received a first-hand education from Green Technology leaders at the Institute’s first CSI lunch meeting and symposium on campus.

CSI students interacted directly with experts from this emerging technology, studied the latest industry trends, and learned the design techniques behind Nintendo of America's new green roof building, how to manage storm water runoff, design eco-friendly roofs, and the process for selecting proper vegetation. Comprising the panel of industry leaders were Mark H. Brumbaugh of Brumbaugh Associates, Vennessa Keitges of Columbia Green Technologies, Duncan Townsend of Detec Systems, and Bill Taylor of Taylor Associates.

“Our ability to develop a connection with those in the industry was huge,” said event organizer and LWTC Architecture faculty member Bob Mandy. “Being able to talk about our program and students was a definite home run. Our students were excited for the opportunity and the panel appreciated the chance to discuss the latest technologies and interact with our students.” Approximately 35 students and 40 industry professionals representing architectural, engineering and companies involved in the industry attended the lunch meeting. An anonymous donor sponsored cost of the lunch for the student attendees.

Paul Axtell, Dean of LWTC’s Industrial Technology programs, welcomed the audience at the event on behalf of Lake Washington Technical College. He thanked the expert panel for donating their time for the event and how important their contributions were to our student’s success. Students enrolled in the Engineering Graphics program follow one of three fields of study – Architecture Graphics, Civil Engineering Graphics and Mechanical Design Graphics. Students who complete a degree or certificate program are prepared to work in positions in the fields of architecture, civil engineering or engineering graphics.