Penn group, partnered with the Netter Center, wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Katherine Unger Baillie


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A team from the University of Pennsylvania is a winner of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ninth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national competition that engages college students in the design of green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater pollution. The team closely partnered with the Netter Center and the Andrew Hamilton School, a university-assisted community school, for the project.

The Penn team won first place in the demonstration project category, which focuses on how green infrastructure can address stormwater pollution at a specific site on campus or local elementary, junior high, or high schools. Their project, “Growing Together,” is led by Corey Wills, who is enrolled in the Master of Environmental Studies and Master of City Planning programs, and includes a range of partners.