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students help rebuild

What’s a Flash Mob?

Following the Joplin tornado in 2011, Anna Plunkett and Michael Ligibel led the Drury Smart Mob that participated in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Joined by dozens other Drury students, Anna and Michael went to Joplin to support a group of architecture students who had designed and were building a landscape feature in Cunningham Park as a tribute to the… Read more →

Team Spotlight: Lukas Kriem and the Appliances Team

By Daniela Carvajal Lukas Kriem, team leader of the appliances contest, has an important job: to find the most efficient appliances for the Solar Decathlon house. The appliances contest is one of 10 contests team Shelter to be judged at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The team has to find the environmentally efficient appliances that meet… Read more →

Drury Students work on design

Crowder-Drury Architecture

The Crowder-Drury Solar team has made it our goal to design a solar-powered, tornado-resistant home that meets need of victims through a quick targeted response, facilitated recovery, and resilient layers of protection. To achieve this goal, our architecture students designed the house so it can be shipped as two modular components. The house is divided into two pieces, one that… Read more →

Engineering on Crowder-Drury House

The Crowder-Drury engineering team established a goal to create a durable, energy efficient home that has the power to withstand high winds while being affordable. A primary design of the home is its ability to respond to a natural disaster quickly enough to save lives. The home can be shipped in by truck and constructed on site; this simple aspect… Read more →

Shelter house continues to generate regional buzz

With storm season in full swing in the Ozarks, the Crowder-Drury Shelter home continues to gain regional attention. In April, the team was invited to the Safe and Sound Expo, which was attended by more than 7.500 of people and featured several hundred vendors. Come join us at the @kytv Safe & Sound event to learn more about @CrowderDrurySol! #CrowderDrurySolar pic.twitter.com/0bHUIbRlNB… Read more →