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UAF Awarded EPA Grant for Students to Design Sustainable Technologies to Help Environment and Economy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded 55 grants to teams of college and university students across the country who will design creative solutions to sustainability challenges in the developed and developing world. The People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase I awards for the 2010-2011 competition challenges students, working together on interdisciplinary teams, to design and build sustainable technologies that improve quality of life, promote economic development, and protect the environment.

The competition begins in Phase I with the award of $10,000 grants to student teams who focus on a wide range of categories including water, energy, agriculture, built environment, and materials and chemicals.  After working on the project for eight months, the teams will bring their designs to the 7th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. At the expo, the projects will be judged by a panel of experts and a select few will be awarded P3 Awards and Phase II grants up to $75,000 for students to further their designs, implement them in the field, or move them to the marketplace.

More information on 2010-2011 Phase I P3 Awards: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/current

More information on EPA's P3 program: http://www.epa.gov/p3/

2010/2011 P3 Grant Recipients - Phase 1: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Appalachian State University SU834715 Linking Wastewater Purification and Biofuel Production Appalachian State University SU834742 Sun, Bottles and Beeswax: Local Solutions for Clean Water Using Solar Disinfection Clemson University SU834703 Power Field Monitoring Equipment from Wetland Detritus Materials using Microbial Fuel Cell Clemson University, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus, University of Oklahoma SU834732 Measuring the Impacts of Existing Artificial Optical Radiation at 3 Sites: A Pilot Study of Military, Student, and Older Adult Housing Communities Columbia University in the City of New York SU834708 Development of Source-Separation Latrine Technology for Sustainable Human Waste Management in Rural Ghana Drexel University SU834730 Lightweight Green Roof Systems Duke University, EcoEngineering SU834714 Watershed Management at the Basin Scale at Duke University Georgia Institute of Technology SU834706 On-Bike Automated Bike Share System Gonzaga University SU834710 Briquettes from Agricultural Residue and Other Wastes for Use in Biomass Syngas Fueled Power Generation Iowa State University, Oklahoma State University SU834719 Patch-burn Grazing as a Tool for the Ecological Management of Invasive Species and Restoration of Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Processes in Working Landscapes Lafayette College SU834739 Sustainable College Communities: Incorporating a Sustainable Food Loop La Salle University, Manhattan College SU834743 Novel Natural Water Filters for Nagcarlan, Philippines Lehigh University, Institute of Technology of Cambodia SU834717 Arsenic Removal and Ecologically Safe Containment of Arsenic-waste: A Sustainable Solution for Arsenic Crisis in Cambodia Lehigh University SU834718 Optimizing the Biosand Filter for Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries Michigan State University SU834762 The Value Of Steep, Green Roof Technology to Sustainable Cold Climate Communities Missouri University of Science and Technology SU834734 Chameleon Automated Residential Energy Management System Montana Tech of the University of Montana SU834712 Use of Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) System for Development of Water Resources in Rural Areas of Developing Countries New Jersey Institute of Technology SU834733 A Virtual Learning Community to Facilitate Sustainable Behavior New Jersey Institute of Technology SU834771 Sustainable Sanitation for the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti North Carolina State University SU834735 How to Harvest Trees While Maximizing Carbon Sequestration Northern Illinois University SU834736 Adding Glycerine to Eco-Friendly Golf Tees to Accelerate Biodegradability and Improve Fabrication Oglala Lakota College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834713 Use of Bone Char for the Removal of Arsenic and Uranium from Groundwater at the Pine Ridge Reservation Oklahoma State University SU834728 BioWinol Technologies: A Hybrid Green Process for Biofuel Production Pennsylvania State University SU834737 Integrated Bioprocess Systems for Low-Cost Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Biofertilizer Production Pennsylvania State University SU834740 Harvesting Potable and Storable Water with Moringa Seeds and Sand Philadelphia University SU834763 Regenerative Site Learning Laboratory: A Site Intervention for Sustainability Education Purdue University - Main Campus SU834723 Development of Community Power from Sustainable Small Hydro Power Systems - A Capacity Building Project in Bangang, Cameroon Purdue University - Main Campus SU834769 Promoting and Adopting Low Impact Development in Local Communities Rowan University SU834702 Peanut Shell Fuel for the Gambia Stanford University SU834727 Innovative University-School Partnerships for Renewable Energy Projects and Education Stanford University SU834761 Nitrogen-Selective Membrane for Carbon Capture Texas A & M University SU834711 Increasing Stormwater Awareness through Development of a Stormwater Footprint Game University of Alaska Fairbanks SU834704 Electric Vehicle Conversions Using Alternative Energy To Drive Alaskan Rural Communities University of Arkansas at Fayetteville SU834701 Extraction of Sugars from Algae for Direct Conversion to Butanol University of California - Davis SU834729 Biofuel and Bioenergy Production from Sugar Beets University of California - Riverside SU834709 Converting Campus Waste Streams into Locally Used Energy Products through Steam Hydrogasification and Methane Reformation University of California - Riverside SU834726 Grid-independent Electricity Generation for Remote Areas Based on a Unitized Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System University of Delaware SU834707 Development of Apparel and Footwear From Renewable Sources University of Georgia SU834725 Renewable Energy-Powered Bulk Milk Cooling for Smallholder Dairy Farmers University of Georgia, Makerere University SU834765 Scalable and Sustainable Water Harvesting in Rural Uganda University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834778 Sustainable Agriculture for the Water Catchment Protection Area in Ntisaw, Cameroon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834784 Solar Powered Water Collection, Containment, and Self Regulating Distribution System University of Massachusetts - Lowell SU834738 Novel 'Greener' Routes to Halogen-free Flame Retardant Materials University of Michigan SU834724 Development of a Robust Anaerobic Biogas System for Use in Developing Countries University of Missouri - Kansas City SU834741 Safe Drinking Water from Atmospheric Moisture using Desiccants and Solar Radiation University of Nebraska at Lincoln SU834700 I-SAVE: An Interactive Real-time Monitor and Controller to Influence Energy Conservation Behavior by Impulse Saving University of Toledo SU834716 Pathogen and NOM Removal in Riverbank Filtration for the Village of La Barranca Honduras University of Virginia SU834731 Initiative reCOVER Transitional Disaster Recovery Housing (TDRH) Prototype Project University of Virginia SU834770 Rainwater Harvesting and Treatment System for the Delmas 30 Neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti University of Wyoming SU834705 Dynamic Energy Saving in Buildings with Underfloor Air Distribution System - Experimental and simulation studies 2010/2011 P3 Grant Recipients - Phase 2: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Appalachian State University SU834750 Biomass Gasification for Agricultural Energy Sources and Soil Enrichment Clarkson University SU834751 Farm Waste to Energy: A Sustainable Solution for Small-Scale Farms Clarkson University SU834757 Sustainable Year-Round Food Production in Cold Climates Cornell University SU834752 Chemical Doser for AguaClara Water Treatment Plants Drexel University, Villanova University SU834759 Alkali-Activated Cement (AAC) as a Sustainable Building Material Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, Qinghai Normal University SU834746 Solsource 3-In-1: Providing Clean Energy to the Poorest 2.5 Billion at a Price They Can Afford Humboldt State University SU834749 Smoothing the Peaks: GridShare Smart Grid Technology to Reduce Brownouts on Micro-hydroelectric Mini-grids in Bhutan North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, EARTH University SU834758 Enhancing Urban Sustainability through the Application of Permaculture Principles Roger Williams University SU834755 Developing Alternative Power to Drive a Partitioned Aquaculture System for Intensive Food Fish Production Texas A & M University SU834748 Horizontal Hybrid Solar Light Pipe: an Integrated System of Daylight and Electric Light University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834754 Virus Removal in Biosand Filters for Rural Mayan Communities University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SU834753 Evaluation of Chitosan Coagulation as a Sustainable Method for Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University SU834756 A Sustainable Approach to Nitrate Reduction Using a Stream Denitrifying Biofilm If you are a member of a 2010/2011 P3 team, review information for Current Grantees.

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