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Cooper Union receives $12,500 funding from Thornton Tomasetti Foundation for RAMESSES project

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $12,500 to The Center for Sustainable Engineering, Art and Architecture at Cooper Union in New York City to support the Reuse of Available Material, Energy, Structures and Supplies for Emergency Shelter (RAMESSES) project.

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation funds fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design or technology.

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation provided Cooper Union with a $7,500 grant and a $5,000 supplement to be used toward the purchase and construction of the RAMESSES kits in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Students will travel to Africa to source materials, deliver kits and test shelter designs.

Students participating in the project will develop geodesic dome shelters made of raw, biodegradable and indigenous materials to provide refugees or disaster victims with protection from the elements. The shelters must be suited to the culture and climate of sub-Saharan Africa.

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