US EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

Nathaniel Kramer Student Activities

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting, building rain gardens, and more.

Do you have a great idea for how to better manage runoff at Ohio State? Interested students can find more information on the EPA website. If you would like to participate but are having difficulty finding a faculty advisor or forming a team, contact Nathaniel Kramer, GWI’s student activities program coordinator.


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