- Associated Press - Saturday, March 14, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Southwest Missouri college students are beginning work on a solar-powered, tornado-resistant home that will be entered in a national competition.

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1AidPIF ) reports that Drury University in Springfield is working with Crowder College in Neosho on the ShelteR3 home. Ground was broken Tuesday on the home, which will be built on the Crowder campus.

It will be entered in Solar Decathlon 2015, a competition that the U.S. Department of Energy organizes. The team working on the house is made up of more than 50 students from both campuses. More than a quarter million people are expected to tour the home at the competition site.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com



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