Decals to prevent bird strikes on building windows

[Past Projects]

Dr. Hunter King, Meron Dibia and Danial Garvin

Good year polymer center, the building where our lab is located, has had disproportionally high bird strike incidents compared to any other building on campus or even the greater Akron area (unpublished data from the Akron Zoo).  This is due to the predominantly glass design of the build that make it invisible to birds. We are hoping to mitigate that fact using low cost methods such artful decals decorations that add to the appeal of the building while protecting the birds. The undergraduate researcher for this project will be responsible for finding cost effective materials, designing the decals and lastly helping to put together a proposal to execute the plan. This is a continuation of a project that has been monitoring the number of dead birds around our building for the last couple of years.
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