I first attended the monthly luncheon of the Emeriti.
Then we were given a tour of the very impressive, state-of-the-art new Science and Engineering Building.
The building has many "green walls," that is, walls covered with leaves. One of the reasons for these walls is to provide oxygen to the environment. Water falls from the top floor to the bottom floor behind the leaves.
The external walls are predominantly glass and provide adequate sunlight so that very little interior lighting is required during the day.
No plastic bottles for water can be found in the building.
Sustainability is a major theme.
All interior walls are whiteboards and one can write on them.
Interaction between students and between students and professors is strongly encouraged. The entire atmosphere is conducive to this interaction.
Okinawa: Theme at GW's Textile Museum
After the tour, I went over to see the exhibits at the Textile Museum. I had my photo taken in a lovely Japanese kimono.