EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

For the Fall 2012 semester, the Aquanauts student group participated in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students. The team created an innovative green infrastructure design for the Engineering Terrace on Columbia’s Morningside Campus to manage stormwater.

And we won Honorable Mention for Innovative Technology!

Click Aquanauts Take on New York Water Issues to read our blog write-up summarizing our submission.

The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science also acknowledged our achievements in their own article “It’s Raining Innovation

And here’s the complete list of the 2012 RainWorks Challenge results.


Mentor: Dr. Patricia J. Culligan


Project completed Fall, 2012

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