Neha Kumar

Posted January 7, 2019

On December 4, Neha Kumar, assistant professor in the Sam Nunn School, was selected as one of the Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) Excellence in Teaching Student Choice Award.

Kumar taught Technology and Poverty INTA 4745 Info&Com Tech&Global Development, a SLS affiliated course. The course was developed to encourage students to think about how they might design technologies with a focus on global development, paying special attention to the needs of underserved, under-resourced, and under-represented communities across the world.

Along with receiving this award, Kumar’s students Braxton Madison, Konrad Wang, Sandeep Bethapudi and Jesse Wu won first prize in the SLS poster showcase (across SLS courses campus-wide). Their project was called “Zwaste” (or Zero Waste), thoughtfully targeting five UN Sustainable Development Goals. They nicknamed it an “Uber for Donations”. The judges really loved it, and asked them to take it forward for the Ideas 2 Serve competition at Scheller in April!

The courses offered by affiliate courses are intended to teach students skills and knowledge that will help them engage in “creating sustainable communities.” It is the goal of SLS to train students to use their disciplinary expertise to help “create sustainable communities” where humans and nature flourish, now and in the future.

Congratulations to Neha Kumar and her students for this recognition!

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Neha Kumar, Braxton Madison, and Konrad Wang

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