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St. John Catholic School Alumna Selected for Georgia Tech Research Project

November 08, 2019
SJCS Alumna Caroline Miley

St. John Catholic School Alumna Selected for Georgia Tech Research Project

Project to Identify Environmental Impact of New Building

Valdosta, GA – Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School (SCJS) graduate was recently selected to participate in a research project at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). 2014 SJCS graduate, Caroline Miley, will participate in the school’s Living Building Challenge from the International Living Future Institute. This team will evaluate the impact of the campus’ new eco-friendly building on the environment.

“My teachers at SJCS helped grow my love of science and math,” said Caroline Miley. “Without them, I wouldn’t have pushed myself to apply what I’ve learned to the real world and have the opportunities I have today.”

After graduating the 8th grade from SJCS in 2014, Caroline attended Valdosta High School where she graduated third in her class in 2018. She is in her second year as an environmental engineering major at Georgia Tech and is currently a member of Georgia Tech’s Engineers Without Borders – Malawi, the Association of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and a volunteer with Trees of Atlanta. Miley’s future plans include studying abroad and completing a Spanish minor.

The Living Building Challenge helps build structures that connect people to light, air, food and their community, are self-sufficient and create a positive impact on humans and the environment around it. The team will evaluate the impact of Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design on the non-human living and nonliving environment. Issues involved with that will include determining the effect of building utilization and weather on indoor air quality, developing methods to increase carbon capture by soils and minimizing energy and water utilization and waste production. More information on the Living Building Challenge can be found at


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