Closer Look: Georgia Roadway Uses Solar Technology; Using 3-D Printing to Make Pediatric Tracheal Splints; Summer Indie Music Series With The Adam Klein Trio

A rest stop along an 18-mile stretch of high on I-85, known as The Ray.
A rest stop along an 18-mile stretch of high on I-85, known as The Ray.
Credit Courtesy of The Ray

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: An 18-mile stretch of I-85 starting in Lagrange, Georgia has been called ‘the highway of the future.’ Known as The Ray, the roadway is a testing point for pavement solar cells and allows the highway’s surface to generate clean energy.  Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray, and Andrew Heath, Georgia Department of Transportation Director of Traffic Management, a partner of the project join us in-studio as we continue tech week.
  • 17:58: Using 3-D printing, Dr. Harsha Ramaraju, a postdoctoral fellow in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sarah Jo Crotts, lab manager for the Tissue Engineering and Mechanics Lab, are able to create customized, tracheal splints for child patients. Closer Look recently visited the team at their lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. as part of the program’s tech week series, to see how the technology works.
Dr. Harsha Ramaraju, postdoctoral fellow in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and Sarah Jo Crotts, lab manager for the Tissue Engineering and Mechanics Lab, use 3-D printing to create customized, tracheal splints for child patients. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)
  • 37:40: Georgia-based singer/songwriter, and troubadour, Adam Klein joins “Closer Look” in-studio, alongside Bret Hartley on electric guitar and Phil Skipper on upright base, for our Summer Indie Music series.
Georgia-based singer/songwriter, and troubadour, Adam Klein joins “Closer Look” in-studio, alongside Bret Hartley on electric guitar and Phil Skipper on upright base, for our Summer Indie Music series. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.