This year, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University join the Big Ten. Each school already has a tradition of living big, with students, faculty and alumni impacting the world with their service and research. As part of BTN LiveBIG share a Solution, student journalists at Maryland and Rutgers have shared some of these solution stories with us. Check them out below. And if you are a Big Ten student, share your solution story with us by April 18th and you may win an inaugural BTN LiveBIG Solutions Journalism Award.
In this video, we learn about a new sustainable farming operation that is giving students at the University of Maryland access to fresh, local produce. These fresher options are improving the quality of food offered in the dining halls, while creating opportunities for local farms and agricultural students
Rutgers students with the Rutgers Center for Green Building and Rutgers School of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are working to alleviate the health and safety issues for residents of the South Bronx in New York—the poorest district in the nation. They are using an integrated research approach that puts feedback from residents into numerical data, which makes it easier to identify issues within residential buildings quickly.