Kiran George, professor and program coordinator of computer engineering, and Sagil James, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received a $15,000 SoCalGas grant in support of their Titan Smart Tree project. They developed this self-sustaining carbon-capturing system to absorb and store carbon dioxide from indoor/outdoor atmospheres, leaving the air fresher. This grant will help them develop a public education display about clean air at the Fullerton Arboretum that is focused on the Titan Smart Tree’s capabilities.
Atul Teckchandani, professor of management at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, started his career as a hardware engineer at a tech startup. Then he decided to switch gears, going back to school for an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. so he could teach students about entrepreneurship.