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PSU students working on shelter design to help refugees around the world

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Thousands of Syrians continue to flee their war-torn country for refugee camps on the border.

Right now some Pittsburg State University students are working on a design that could one day provide shelter for these and other refugees around the world.

As part of a competition through John Brown University students in the PSU School of Construction are challenged to design and construct a "Rapidly Deployable Transitional Disaster Shelter" that would meet the needs of a typical Syrian family.

"I think we have a pretty good shot of winning," says student Cody Frieden.  "We have a material we put into the shelter that helps with the thermal capacity and we have a very low weight."

This is the first year Pittsburg State students have competed in the event.

The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize and their design will be given to "World Vision" to possibly be constructed in Syria.


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