The Beach Outfalls Challenge is a public prize competition sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). MORE

Allen Engineering and Science

Jackson, MS


Date Accepted

March 6, 2017

Team Info

Melissa Gordon Pringle, Ph.D.

Jackson, MS

Team Quote

Coastal Mississippi’s twenty-eight miles of beaches provide a destination for locals and travelers alike; thus our sandy beaches contribute to our state’s economic health.  In addition, the economic benefits associated with our coastal waters are invaluable.  Fish, oysters, and other marine organisms thrive in healthy coastal environments.  We believe storm water runoff can be better managed in coastal Mississippi. Storm water runoff quality improved and quantity reduced via hybrid grey-green management strategies, storm water treatment train approaches, and infiltration methods prior to discharging into the Gulf.  In addition, if the concrete culverts and beach outfall pipes were replaced and the aesthetic improvements were made, tourists would be more likely to vacation in Mississippi rather than traveling to Florida or Alabama, resulting in more tourists, more recreation, and more dollars for our great State.

Team Bios

Melissa Gordon Pringle, Ph.D.
Dr. Pringle received her BS in Biology from Millsaps College; MS in Environmental Studies from Louisiana State University; and Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University.

Scott P. Milroy, Ph.D.
Scott P. Milroy is an Associate Professor for the Division of Marine Science, School of Ocean Science and Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jay C. Estes, AICP
Mr. Estes has a BS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Caleb H. Dana, Jr., P.E.
Mr. Dana is a Senior Principal Engineer with AllenES and has over 40 years of environmental experience.  Mr. Dana received his BS in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University and his MS in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University.

Paul Lanning, RLA and GIS Specialist
Mr. Lanning is a Registered Landscape Architect and received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and his Masters from Mississippi State University.

Jeffrey L. Allen, P.E.
Mr. Allen serves as President and a Senior Principal Engineer and received his BS from Mississippi State University.

John Bourgeois, P.E.
Mr.Bourgeois serves as Director of Engineering for AllenES and received his BS from Mississippi State University.

Kimberly M. Miller, AICP
Ms. Miller received her BS in International Studies from Hendrix College and her MS in Community and Regional Planning from University of Texas at Austin.

Additional Information

Team Presentation

 Allen Engineering and Science

Semi-finalist Video

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