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WKU recycling old keys for classroom projects

After years of traditional recycling of keys, the Access Control staff at WKU has found a new and innovative way to reuse the keys for student development.

Earlier this semester, the Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences melted 300 pounds of keys for students to use in class.

Beginning in the fall, students taking manufacturing, architecture, construction and technology management classes will use the metal to analyze brass as a new raw material for measurement purposes. Brass holds a significantly higher value than the aluminum material students are used to working with. “We hope that students can learn from having the new material, and we’re also glad to cut down on cost that would have gone to buying raw brass material,” Dr. Greg Arbuckle said.

Read the full story: WKU melting old keys for classroom projects

Contact: Greg Arbuckle, (270) 745-2403

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