CMPBS announced as finalist in 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) announced today that CMPBS will advance to the final stage of the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. CMPBS's entry "Beyond the Petroleum Era: A Proto-Cooperative Means for Re-Mineralizing Coastal Regions" was selected as one of thirty three finalists. The team's entry is a tool for developing crowdsourced solutions in a converged digital/physical space and proposes building systems for hurricane ravaged Galveston, Texas. The jury will announce the winner of the competition in mid-May 2009 and the finalist's entries will be available on the Idea Index after that announcement.

This is the second year that CMPBS has competed in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Last year's entry, BioMosaics, was selected as one of seventeen semi-finalists and can be viewed online on the 2008 Idea Index website.