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Lamar students chosen for Clinton Global Initiative

BEAUMONT - Four Lamar University students are among about 1,200 other students from 70 countries selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative, according to the university.

Joshua Barnes, a Lamar engineering major, is among students from more than 70 countries who will come together this spring to look for solutions to world challenges.

Barnes, a senior, will team up with fellow Lamar student, Kristeen Reynold. Lamar University students Javed Surani and Tapan Acharya were also selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative.

Barnes showed us their plans to develop mobile origami-style shelters. The two want to reduce the homeless population in third-world countries.

They want to use the shelters to house people right after natural disasters.

Barnes says with their invention, a person will be able to live, cook and use the restroom safely and sanitarily, using only a backpack of tools.

The team is willing to start its commitment in Haiti.


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