2015 Projects

(14/15 Academic Year)

In 2015, the PGF supported the Instruments in the Attic project. Established in Fall 2008, the Instruments in the Attic (IiA) program, administered by Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy, collects used musical instruments generously donated from members of the community at large. Rather than ending up in a dumpster and/or landfill, these instruments are given a “second life”. Furthermore, PGF funded the Water Bottle Refill Stations project to reduce disposable water bottles on campus.  At least one hydration station will be placed in each building and prioritized and installed based on potential number of students served.

Project TitleProject Leader(s)Award AmountProject PlaceStatus
Instruments in the AtticM. Geske$10,000Infrastructure: Re-use of musical instrumentsFairfax Campus
Methane Bio-digesterC. Reagle, J. Bynum$12,000Research: Food waste to energy Fairfax CampusDiscontinued due to technical issues
Water bottle refill stationsE. Wichers and others$6,000 for phase 1 Infrastructure: Retro-fit and new water fountains for reusable bottlesFairfax CampusContinues today. Most buildings have at least 1 water bottle refill station.