Proposed Biodome on the Campus of Michigan State University
According to the Lansing State Journal, the goal of the Student Greenhouse Project is to build a tropical oasis in the heart of Michigan State University's oft-wintry campus.
The 75-foot-tall biodome would include winding pathways flanked by lush tropical plants, chirping birds and not one but two waterfalls.
The group began receiving donations for it shortly after MSU officials announced plans to tear down a greenhouse complex on north campus.
This is a new center for students to gather and be able to have a tropical environment all year round to help alleviate winter depression.
The student Green House Project is working to fund the project, estimated to cost $10 million to build.
The group is looking at transparent solar panels, a technology being developed by Richard Lunt, a professor of chemical engineering and materials science at MSU.