The Kendeda Building Advisory Board conceived of this program in 2021. It provides micro research grants ($50 to $500) to Georgia Tech students, staff, faculty, and others in the greater Georgia Tech community to conduct limited but novel, research experiments, design exercises, crafting of models or prototypes, or development and analysis of datasets. Research relevant to the topic of regenerative built environments was required. Each team presented their research at the 2022 Kendeda Building Micro-Grant Symposium. The inaugural class of researchers were:

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Athena Verghis Undergraduate Student CEE Rishi Pathak Recognizing and Removing Invasive Plant Species through Computer Vision and Deep Learning 
Purna Pratiti Saha Undergraduate Student ISyE None Quantifying the per-capita single-use waste impact from food and beverage in GT campus 
Akhil Chavan Research Scientist Global Change Program Lalith Polepeddi Monitoring Biodiversity in the EcoCommons
Elliot Hodge Undergraduate Student CHEM None Edible Campus: A Model for Georgia Tech 
Brooke Rothschild-Mancinelli Graduate Student CHEM Rebecca Guth-Metzler, Katherine Nguyen, Aaron Silva Trenkle, and Michelle Wong BBUGS Pollinator Garden Micro Research Grant Proposal 
Micro-Grant Symposium
Micro-Grant Symposium

BBUGS Pollinator Garden team presenting at the Micro-Grant Symposium.