Tupelo Middle School chose JBHM to design the first Transploreum in Mississippi. The Transploreum is a Transportation – Explore – Museum, which preserves the history of transportation while teaching students about exciting careers in the transportation industry and creating interest in science and math. The transploreum includes a classroom building, student drop-off and paved plaza. Tupelo Middle School applied for funds through the Transportation Enhancement Program, which is administered through MDOT. The program helps to enhance the overall quality of life by creating more livable communities.