April 6, 2011
A solar-powered computer lab project at Fulton County’s Creekside High School is the winner of a $10,000 grant from the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation. The lab was the brainchild of the Fairburn school’s teacher, Douglas Edwards. Sarah J McCarthey, president of the foundation’s board of trustees, called it an “exceptional project that brings mathematics, physical science and technology to life with an impact on students in other parts of the world. Edwards said Creekside students are solving a problem faced by students in rural Arusha, Tanzania: power losses that frequently interrupt their computer classes.