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2006-2007 P3 Awards - Phase 1: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet Progress Reports

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Albion College SU833153

The Effectiveness of Energy Generating Exercise Equipment for Energy Conservation Education

Albion College students will create an energy education workout center where college students will use exercise equipment to convert human energy into electricity that is stored for their own practical use.[Read More]

Appalachian State University SU833170

The Affordable Bioshelters Project: Testing Technologies for Affordable Bioshelters

Appalachian State University students will design and build affordable greenhouses that are powered renewably to conserve energy and, therefore, reduce the demand for fossil fuels, and allow more food to be grown locally at lower economic and ecological cost.[Read More]

Ball State University SU833188

Enhanced Sustainability through Straw-Bale Construction: Education-Research Building Demonstrating How to Live Sustainably in the Midwest

The Ball State University team is designing a straw-bale building as part of an integrated water-wastewater-energy-building-landscape-education system that demonstrates how to live sustainably in the Midwest.[Read More]

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo SU833154 Production of Biodiesel from Algae applied to Agricultural Wastewater Treatment California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo students will grow algae from dairy wastewater in bench-scale bioreactors and determine algal lipid production rate.[Read More]
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona SU833187

GREEN KIT: A Modular, Variable Application System for Sustainable Cooling

The California State Polytechnic University - Pomona team will develop the "Green Kit" that can help individual homeowners achieve thermal comfort at lower costs than traditional heating and air conditioning systems. [Read More]

Columbia University SU833183

Development Plan of a Sustainable Water Management Plan for a Rapidly Urbanizing Ghanaian Village

The Columbia University team is developing a sustainable water management plan for Sakyikrom, Ghana, which currently has limited access to clean water and will be growing at an astounding rate with the construction of a new major highway through the community.[Read More]

Cornell University SU833179

AguaClara: Clean Water for Small Communities

The Cornell University - AguaClara project is improving drinking water quality in the Global South through innovative research, knowledge transfer, open source engineering, and design of sustainable, replicable water treatment systems. [Read More]

Cornell University SU833167 Performance of Solar Hot Water Collectors for Electricity Production and Climate Control

Cornell University students will evaluate solar thermal collectors and thermal storage systems that are commercially available for residential heat and electrical power systems.[Read More]

Duke University SU833191

Deployable Homes Following Natural Disasters

Duke University students will assist Gulf Coast residents by identifying relevant sustainable technologies that show promise for improving the sustainability, durability, affordability, and accessibility of temporary housing.  [Read More]

Duke University SU833149

TA Brown Mechanical Aerator

Duke University students are working with Serasih Indonesia to develop a prototype aerator from locally available materials that can be used by local aquaculture farmers to oxygenate their shrimp hatcheries and increase the economic yield of their harvests in and around Banda Aceh, Indonesia.[Read More]
Duquesne University SU833193 Interactive Planning Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning in a Built, Urban Community

The Duquesne University team will create a tool that can be used to redesign the municipal zoning ordinances for the Borough of Dormont, Pennsylvania.[Read More]

Gonzaga University SU833175

Decentralized Waste Treatment and Energy Recovery in Rwanda

The Gonzaga University team has designed and tested methods to provide energy efficient water and wastewater treatment for a low-income area of Kigali, Rwanda. [Read More]

Illinois Institute of Technology SU833176

Low-Cost Water Purification System: Developing an Effective Water Purification System for Local Production Which Offers Sustainable Economic Stimulus

Illinois Institute of Technology students will design a novel water purification system using clays to reduce bacterial and other pollutants such as hardness, arsenic, and nitrates in drinking water. [Read More]

Lehigh University SU833178 Containment of Highly Concentrated Arsenic-laden Spent Regenerant on the Indian Subcontinent

Lehigh University students will aim to find a way to safely dispose of sludge that is high in toxic arsenic.[Read More]

Macalester College SU833194 Regionally Appropriate Sustainable Design: Urban Green Roof Applications for Temperate Continental Climates

The Macalester College team will determine the economic benefits of green roof technology by installing a 1350 sq. ft. extensive green roof of native plants on an existing campus building.[Read More]

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology SU833166 The Design and Fabrication of a Lower Cost Heliostat Mirror System for Utilizing Solar Energy

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students will develop a lower-cost heliostat - a mirror-based system that is used to continuously reflect sunlight onto a central receiver where the solar energy is converted to electrical power. [Read More]

New Mexico State University - Main Campus SU833177 Drinking Water Purification for U.S.A.-Mexico Border Region

The New Mexico State University - Main Campus team will develop a technology that can remove arsenic and fluoride from well water along the New Mexico/Mexico border.[Read More]

North Carolina State University SU833151 Natural Surfactants in Paper Recycling

North Carolina State University at Raleigh students will develop protocols to use environmentally-friendly surfactants (sugar-based surfactants) to remove inks from recycled paper. [Read More]

Northwestern University SU833172 Solar Photovoltaic System Design for a Remote Community in Panama

Northwestern University students will design and help implement cost-effective, solar power systems that will meet the electrical needs of Santo Domingo, Panama, in a culturally sensitive manner.[Read More]

Ohio State University SU833184 Development of a Sustainable and Appropriate Drinking Water System for Montana de Luz and Nueva Esperanza, Honduras

The Ohio State University team will design an appropriate and sustainable water treatment and supply system for an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS and a nearby small village (Nueva Esperanza) in rural Honduras.[Read More]

Oklahoma State University SU833190 The Chameleon House: an Adaptive Sustainable Manufactured Home

Oklahoma State University student teams will design a manufactured home that uses minimal amount of purchased energy to provide heating and cooling for its occupants. [Read More]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute SU833180 Providing Safe Water to Rural Nepal: A Novel Water Filtration System

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute team will develop a filtration system to provide safe drinking water to rural villages in Nepal. [Read More]

Rochester Institute of Technology SU833185 Solar Pasteurizer with Integral Heat Exchanger for Treating Water in Rural Areas

Rochester Institute of Technology students will design, build, and test a novel solar device to treat water in remote rural areas without electrical power.[Read More]

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey SU833186 Evaluating Point-Nonpoint Source Water Quality Trading in a Raritan River Basin Sub-Watershed

The Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey team will address water quality issues in the Raritan River Basin of New Jersey by determining whether several small sustainable trading markets within a large watershed can lead to greater success overall compared with implementing one larger-scale trading market.[Read More]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SU833189 Optimizing Green Roof Technologies in the Midwest

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students will improve knowledge about storm water loss, storm water quality and thermal effects associated with green roofs and will provide a platform for educating others about green roof technologies.[Read More]

Stevens Institute of Technology SU833157 Harnessing Ocean Wave Energy to Generate Electricity: A Scalable Model Designed to Harness a Large Range of Surface Waves on the Ocean

The Stevens Institute of Technology team will develop a device to harness ocean wave energy to produce electricity.[Read More]

University of Alabama at Birmingham SU833158 A Bio-Diesel Baja Vehicle and Student Competition

University of Alabama at Birmingham students will convert a vehicle created for the SAE Mini Baja® design competition into a biodiesel vehicle, and through this process create the rules for a new competition with a focus on vehicle performance and production from biodiesel fuels. [Read More]

University of Colorado SU833174 Sustainable Concrete Bacterial Filtration System for Developing Communities

The University of Colorado at Denver team is using concrete to develop an effective water filtration system that can be used in rural and suburban areas of cities without sufficient water treatment facilities.[Read More]

University of Connecticut SU833156 Environmental and Economic Impact Analysis of Manure Digester Biogas-Powered Fuel Cells for the Agricultural Sector

The University of Connecticut team will use fuel cell technology to generate a significant source of energy from manure while reducing harmful particulates and greenhouse gas emissions.[Read More]

University of Florida SU833173 QnD – Designing a Participatory Scenario Modeling Tool to Integrate Technology, Ecology, and Sociology in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve and Beyond

University of Florida students will develop a new and innovative breed of models that promote sustainable policies in complex social-ecological systems. [Read More]

University of Florida SU833152 Sustainable Design and Implementation of a Solid Waste Management System in Kratovo, Macedonia: A Learning Partnership between University of Florida and Macedonia through Engineers without Borders

University of Florida students will expand a project to design a long-term, sustainable solid waste management program in Kratovo, Macedonia, where solid waste is currently disposed of in the streets, the river, and an illegal landfill.[Read More]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU833147 An Innovative System for Bioremediation of Agricultural Chemicals for Environmental Sustainability

This University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign team is working to find an efficient way to reduce chemical leaching from agricultural fields, using a design that requires no maintenance, can be easily installed, and makes use of naturally available materials.[Read More]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU833155 Solar LED Lanterns for the Replacement of Kerosene in the Developing World

This University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign team will demonstrate to large investors the viability of light emitting diode (LED) lanterns by designing and creating simple, rugged, and low-cost solar LED lanterns.[Read More]

University of Missouri - Rolla SU833165 A New Approach for Biodiesel Production from Algae

University of Missouri - Rolla students will grow algae underground and then use it to produce biodiesel. Because algae do not need high light, and mine environments can be controlled, this should be an excellent way to produce high volumes of algae.[Read More]

University of Missouri - Rolla SU833164 Converting Energy from Reclaimed Heat: Thermal Electric Generator

University of Missouri - Rolla students will construct a model that increases the overall power generation of a solar building system by efficiently capturing heat loss and converting this loss to energy.[Read More]

University of New Hampshire SU833148 A Sustainable Method of Water Extraction for School-Community Gardens in Niger, West Africa

The University of New Hampshire - Main Campus team developed a sustainable low-technology rope-and-washer pumping system to provide the daily water needed to irrigate school-community gardens in Niger, the poorest country in the world.[Read More]

University of Tennessee – Knoxville SU833150 A Novel Environment Friendly Method for Expansion and Molding of Polymeric Foam

This University of Tennessee – Knoxville team is developing an environmentally friendly, new, and efficient process to expand and mold polymeric foam that does not use volatile organic compounds (VOCs).[Read More]

University of Tennessee - Knoxville SU833168 Photosynthetic Biohydrogen, An All-Worlds Solution to Global Energy Production

This University of Tennessee - Knoxville team will design a bio-hydrogen facility that uses algae to produce hydrogen.  The facility will be able to supply the transportation fuel for a city of 100,000.[Read More]

University of Virginia SU833195 The Learning Barge: Environmental + Cultural Ecologies on the Elizabeth River

The University of Virginia team, in collaboration with community partners, is designing and fabricating an off-the-grid, floating field station. [Read More]

Washington State University SU833192 Designing and Demonstrating Sustainable Multi-Family Attached Housing

Washington State University students will design and build cost-effective and environmentally-friendly multi-family attached houses.[Read More]

Western Washington University SU833169 Bio-Methane for Transportation

Western Washington University students will process biogas retrieved from local dairy farms and use it in a high-efficiency, hybrid engine that is powered by natural gas.[Read More]

2006-2007 P3 Awards - Phase 2: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet Progress Reports


#    Identifier Abstract Principal Investigator Institution Project Period
1 SU833205
WISE Website - Whole Systems Integrated Sustainable Design for Education: An Interactive Website for Educators and Students Parajuli, Pramod
Guthrie, Michelle
Hemenway, Toby
Lans, Kristen
Portland State University September 2006 -
August 2008  
2 SU833202
Growing Alternative Sustainable Buildings: Biocomposite Products from Natural Fiber, Biodegradable and Recyclable Polymer Materials for Load-bearing Construction Components
Bard, Joshua D.
Bayer, Carrie E.
Cho, Michelle
Cox, Brandon E.
DiCorcia, Thomas
Driver, Stephanie
Freeman, Jeremy W.
Giles, Harry
Heininger, Eric C.
Jelinek, Steven J.
Keolian, Gregory
Kerfoot, Katherine S.
Lin, Shangchao
Popp, Sarah Ann
Putalik, Erin S.
Robertson, Richard
Skerlos, Steven J.
Stepowski, John S.
Yamamoto, Mitsuyo
Zhang, Han
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor September 2006 -
August 2008  
3 SU833204
Biocatalytic Polymerization of Naturally Occurring Green Tea Flavonoids for Cancer Therapy Kumar, Jayant
Braunhut, Susan J.
Nagarajan, Subhalakshmi
University of Massachusetts - Lowell September 2006 -
August 2008  
4 SU833203
Biodiesel in the Loop: Outreach, Education, and Research Ramsdell, Jeff
Allain, Eric
Raichle, Brian W.
Appalachian State University September 2006 -
August 2008  
5 SU833206
Community-Oriented Design and Evaluation Process for Sustainable Infrastructure Jones, Sharon A.
Brandes, David
Lafayette College August 2006 -
August 2007  
6 SU833201
The Green Dorm: A Sustainable Residence and Living Laboratory for Stanford University Fischer, Martin
Masters, Gil
Stanford University September 2006 -
August 2008  

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