Environmental Leadership Award
Carol S. Carmichael, Ph.D.
Dr. Carol Carmichael is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development where she serves as the Georgia Tech advocate for sustainability in research, education and outreach programs.
She has over 20 years of experience in technology and science policy, with a particular emphasis on sustainability policy and research on educational approaches for developing contextual competence in engineering design. In addition to her responsibilities with the Institute, she is the director and senior research scientist for an interdisciplinary research program in environmentally conscious design and manufacturing.
In that capacity, she has developed and implemented industrial research and assistance programs that have engaged over 100 firms in the southeastern United States and several fortune 500 firms nationally. She has degrees in higher education, technology and science policy, and chemistry. She serves on the editorial boards of The Pollution Prevention Review and The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, and the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Letters and Science.
Dr. Carmichael was presented with the ELA award at the 2006 Earth Day Celebration.
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