IAC students selected for NYSP2I competition
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), is hosting its second annual student research and design competition and four students from the Syracuse IAC have been selected to participate. For this year’s competition topic “G2C – Go Green on Campus”, students were asked to come up with a project aimed at reducing their college or university’s environmental footprint. After submitting a brief abstract, the program then selected the best teams to submit a full application. The SU-IAC was one of these teams and in December, it was confirmed that they were selected to participate in the competition which will take place in April.
Three graduate students, John Hilla, Meghan Reilly and Charles Walck along with junior Diana Siegel will be working together this semester on their project entitled “Rainwater Harvesting: Creating a More Sustainable Campus Drop by Drop.” The goal of the project is to design a system to harvest water off of SU’s Manley Field House on South Campus. This water could then be used to water the surrounding fields, reducing city water usage and sewer load. The students plan to present their results in a poster at the competition day in April.