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Drennan, Kimberly Alaine Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • MICA - Mobile Indoor Controlled Apiary. Research into ideal conditions for the reduction of disease transmission in commercial pollination management has lead to the design and construction of a smart apiary show to reduce colony losses. EcoHive - An Intelligent Beehive Ecosystem & Analytics. The interdisciplinary research team (Drennan, Bellucci, & Cook) is developing an intelligent beehive that seeks to improve the health of the honey bee population, assist commercial beekeepers in maintaining and transporting their colonies, and advance research into the nature of pollinators and pollination services.

keywords

  • integrative design, sustainability of the built environment, community engagement, LEED, regionalism, pollination

Teaching

courses taught

  • ENVD 1102 - Design and Communication 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Using both lectures and drawing exercises, this class extends understandings of the representational conventions used by the design professions through its introduction to the possibilities offered by traditional techniques for the advanced practices for design visualization, representation, and communication. Recommended corequisites: ENVD 1104 and ENVD 2003.
  • ENVD 2120 - Environmental Design Studio 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3115.
  • ENVD 4300 - Advanced Design Lab 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)