Honors students partnering with MSU

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  POPLARVILLE – Students in Pearl River Community College’s Honors Institute are teaming up with graduate students from Mississippi State University for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus RainWorks Challenge.
  The PRCC students hosted the MSU students Wednesday, Oct. 22, to make their plans and tour the campus.
  “This is a great opportunity for our students to work on a project that could benefit our campus,” said Dr. Stephen Black, Honors Institute director.
  Three teams will enter the challenge. Each team will include landscape architect and graphic design or engineering students from MSU and PRCC Honors students. Two will design improvements to sites on the PRCC campus and one will put together a campus master plan, said Cory Gallo, MSU assistant professor of landscape architecture.
  “A specific site design would improve looks and also water quality,” he said. Winning teams will earn a student prize to be divided evenly among team members, as well as a faculty prize to support green infrastructure research or training, according to the Campus RainWorks website.
  PRCC’s Honors Institute  has several on-going projects with the EPA, including an internship with the Gulf of Mexico and a program to monitor ground water quality, also in collaboration with MSU.

Leslie Moma, from left, Wil Carson and Stephanie Sigman, all graduate students at Mississippi State University, look at the grounds outside White Hall during a visit to the Pearl River Community College Honors Instititute. PRCC Honors students will be working with the MSU students on the Campus RainWorks Challenge being held by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Graduate students from Mississippi State University and Honors Institute students from Pearl River Community College began preliminary work on their EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge design entries with a campus tour on Wednesday, Oct. 22. They are, from left, MSU students Amer Mahadin and Alicia Wood-Jones; PRCC Honors students Samantha Temple of Picayune and Jenesis Kelly of Hattiesburg; MSU students Wanrong Tan, Wil Carson, Stephanie Sigman, Jinglei Feng, Leslie Moma, Henyang Ma and Mohan Zang; Dr. Stephen Black, Honors Institute director; and Cory Gallo, MSU assistant professor of landscape architecture.
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