Professor Don Carpenter of LTU’s Department of Civil Engineering has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) and the Board of Directors of Pure Oakland Water (POW).
CIS is a natural history and science museum that fosters a passion for understanding the natural world and a lifelong love of learning. Through its broadly based educational programs, its exhibits, its collections, and research, CIS seeks to develop a scientifically literate public able to cope with today’s knowledge-based society and also produce the scientists of tomorrow.
As a CIS governor, Carpenter advises CIS on how to best serve the community and also serves on the Freshwater Forum Committee to expand CIS’s capacity to serve the Great Lakes Basin.
Pure Oakland Water is a 501-c3 non-profit dedicated to protecting Oakland County and regional water resources through public education, community organizing, environmental advocacy, and promotion of a sustainable future. POW sponsors the Kids’ Clean Water Calendar and the Regional Water Summit held at LTU last fall.
As a POW director, Carpenter is assisting the organization in implementing its mission and advising the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioners’ office on strategic education and advocacy issues.