We are extremely proud of the winners of the Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) Rooftop Garden Competition. From the winning team, Brian Caplan is a graduate student in ABE and Daniel Gillespie is an undergraduate studying sustainable plant systems. Both of these students are intimately involved in the programs at the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), which is housed in the ABE Department. We also want to congratulate all of the other ABE students who participated in this competition and also did very well. More information about the event can be found below.
"Participants and judges met last Thursday to receive awards for the Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) Rooftop Garden Competition.
After a semester of planning, the winner is Team 3.
Team members Brian Caplan, Daniel Gillespie, Robert Melvin, Raul Moraga and Nicholas Tritz went home with $1,000 each in meal plan money along with plans to bring their design to life this summer.
Second place went to Team 13, whose members won $500 each in meal plan funds.Team 7 came in third place and won $100 each for their meal plans.
“It really came down to capitalizing on the use of the space,” said Jill Lloyd, a judging representative and the assistant director of employee services and student engagement for the UA BookStores."