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FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Hosts a ‘Green Affair’ to Raise Money for Engineering Scholarships BOCA RATON, FL (April 4, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science recently hosted a “Green Affair” fundraiser at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Monies raised will be used for an engineering and computer science scholarship endowment in honor of Karl K. Stevens, Ph.D., dean of the College. “Scholarships are a valuable resource for students, giving them that all-important chance to succeed,” said Stevens. “It can be the difference maker for achievement of their academic goals.” Dining in the College’s Faculty & Staff Club, guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner. Among the attendees were FAU President Mary Jane Saunders; Bruce Allen, FAU Foundation Board treasurer; and Marleen Forkas, FAU Foundation board member. The event took place in the College’s new innovative, 97,000-square-foot, living-learning laboratory building, the first newly constructed academic building in southeast Florida to be designed and built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards – the highest level in the Green Building Rating System™. An appropriation of $43 million from the state’s Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) program funded the facility. In addition, a $50,000 planning grant for sustainable design was received from The Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative. Leo A. Daly was the architect for the project, and construction was handled by James A. Cummings, Inc., a Perini Corporation. For more information, contact Marc Kozlin at 561-297-1399 or mkozlin1@fau.edu. -FAU-


Photo cutline: Photo 1 - Dr. Borko Furht, chair of the computer and electrical engineering & computer science department and his industry partners gather in front of the retention pond before the start of the green affair. Photo 2 - From left to right: Marleen Forkas, FAU Foundation Board member; Karl K. Stevens, dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science; and FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.

About Florida Atlantic University: Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.


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