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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 Project Description Photos
Appalachian State University SU834715 Linking Wastewater Purification and Biofuel Production A team of students from Appalachian State University will develop a system that uses algae to purify waste water and generate oil for biofuel at the same time. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Appalachian State University SU834742 Sun, Bottles and Beeswax: Local Solutions for Clean Water Using Solar Disinfection A team of students at Appalachian State University will develop a method to disinfect water for drinking in reusable plastic using solar energy. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Clemson University SU834703 Power Field Monitoring Equipment from Wetland Detritus Materials using Microbial Fuel Cell A team of students from Clemson are designing an in-situ Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) system that can produce energy to power field monitoring equipment. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Columbia University in the City of New York SU834708 Development of Source-Separation Latrine Technology for Sustainable Human Waste Management in Rural Ghana A team of students from Columbia University are evaluating the feasibility of source-separation latrine technology in Obodan, Ghana and educating the community on its benefits through a pilot project. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Drexel University SU834730 Lightweight Green Roof Systems A team of students from Drexel University will design a roof system using a combination of light weight materials that can grow and sustain roof vegetation while reducing the heat island effect and harmful water runoff. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Duke University, EcoEngineering SU834714 Watershed Management at the Basin Scale at Duke University A team of students from Duke University will restore a section of a stream and improve local storm water management on the Duke campus. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Georgia Institute of Technology SU834706 On-Bike Automated Bike Share System A team of students from the Georgia Institute of Technology are upgrading the wireless communications and information technology system of Georgia Tech’s Bike Share system. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Gonzaga University SU834710 Briquettes from Agricultural Residue and Other Wastes for Use in Biomass Syngas Fueled Power Generation A team of students from Gonzaga University will develop an integrated system for using agricultural and residential waste to produce Syngas, a bio-fuel, for power generation. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
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 A team of students from Iowa State University will investigate whether patch-burn grazing is effective as a low-energy means of reducing invasive species abundance without relying on herbicides. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Lafayette College SU834739 Sustainable College Communities: Incorporating a Sustainable Food Loop A team of students at Lafayette College will develop a “sustainable food-loop” at their university, which will teach the students responsible composting as well as developing a campus garden. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
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 A team of students from Lehigh University will provide arsenic-safe water to villagers while providing ecologically safe containment of arsenic-laden sludge. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Lehigh University SU834718 Optimizing the Biosand Filter for Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries A team of students from Lehigh University are developing biosand filtration units that smaller and less expensive than existing ones in order to meet the needs of a larger global market.[Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Manhattan College, De La Salle University SU834743 Novel Natural Water Filters for Nagcarlan, Philippines A team of students at Manhattan College will design and develop a cost-effective and bio-degradable water filter that will be implemented in Nagcarlan, Philippines. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Marshall University  SU834764 Comparison of the Effect of American Bison and Cattle on Pasture and Direct Access Streams A team of students at Marshall University will determine if bison and cattle affect their pasture and/or direct access streams differently. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Michigan State University SU834762 The Value Of Steep, Green Roof Technology to Sustainable Cold Climate Communities A team of students from Michigan State University will determine how efficient average steep cold weather roofs are and develop methods to make them more sustainable. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Missouri University of Science and Technology SU834734 Chameleon Automated Residential Energy Management System A team of students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology will test the efficiency of the “Chameleon Automated Residential Energy Management System” compared to a similar house without the automated system. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
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 A team of students from Montana Tech of the University of Montana will design and construct a water purification device powered only by wind and solar energy. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
New Jersey Institute of Technology SU834733 A Virtual Learning Community to Facilitate Sustainable Behavior A team of students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are developing a program to educate the public about adopting sustainable practices. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
New Jersey Institute of Technology SU834771 Sustainable Sanitation for the Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti A team of students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology will develop an ecologically sustainable sanitation system for the local hospital in Milot, Haiti. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
New Mexico State University SU834696 Raceway Reactor for Microalgal Biodiesel Production A team of students from the New Mexico State University, Las Cruces will design a bioreactor to more efficiently produce biodiesel from algae. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
North Carolina State University SU834735 How to Harvest Trees While Maximizing Carbon Sequestration A team of students at North Carolina State University will develop a decision analysis model for policy makers, which illustrates the economic and forest carbon sequestration effects of different forest management practices for the Southern United States. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Northern Illinois University SU834736 Adding Glycerine to Eco-Friendly Golf Tees to Accelerate Biodegradability and Improve Fabrication A team of students at Northern Illinois University will produce a more durable and biodegradable golf tee from the byproducts of the bio-fuel and bio-diesel production processes. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, Clemson University SU834732 Measuring the Impacts of Existing Artificial Optical Radiation at 3 Sites: A Pilot Study of Military, Student, and Older Adult Housing Communities A team of students from Oklahoma State University will perform laboratory studies to determine the ability of two unique strains of bacteria to produce the biofuel, ethanol, from hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Oklahoma State University SU834728 BioWinol Technologies: A Hybrid Green Process for Biofuel Production A team of students from Oklahoma State University will conduct research on three pilot sites to determine the impacts of artificial optical radiation of each site. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Pennsylvania State University SU834737 Integrated Bioprocess Systems for Low-Cost Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Biofertilizer Production A team of students from The Pennsylvania State University will research the conversion of different waste streams into energy and biofertilizer. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Pennsylvania State University SU834740 Harvesting Potable and Storable Water with Moringa Seeds and Sand A team of students at The Pennsylvania State University will design and build a process for collecting, purifying, and storing water for developing countries. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Philadelphia University SU834763 Regenerative Site Learning Laboratory: A Site Intervention for Sustainability Education A team of students at The Philadelphia University will design and build a zero-impact storm water run-off laboratory at a local public high school. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Purdue University - Main Campus SU834723 Development of Community Power from Sustainable Small Hydro Power Systems A Capacity Building Project in Bangang, Cameroon A team of students from Purdue University will design and implement a hydropower system for Bangang. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Purdue University - Main Campus SU834769 Promoting and Adopting Low Impact Development in Local Communities A team of students from Purdue University will develop methods to educate the public about the hazards of storm water run-off and the importance of Low Impact Development. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Rowan University SU834702 Peanut Shell Fuel for the Gambia A team of students from Rowan University will develop a household-scale human-powered briquette maker that will convert peanut shells into an efficient cooking fuel. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Stanford University SU834727 Innovative University-School Partnerships for Renewable Energy Projects and Education A team of students from Stanford University will demonstrate to local municipalities that a substantial portion of their carbon emissions from electricity use may be offset with locally-generated renewable energy at a comparable price to their current electricity. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Stanford University SU834761 Nitrogen-Selective Membrane for Carbon Capture A team of students at Stanford University will reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), from the post-combustion flue gas stream in coal power plants by introducing a new filtration method on the smoke stack. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
Texas A & M University SU834711 Increasing Stormwater Awareness through Development of a Stormwater Footprint Game A team of students from Texas A & M will develop a new stormwater footprint game that can be used to educate lay persons about the impact of personal decisions on water use and increase stormwater awareness. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Alaska Fairbanks SU834704 Electric Vehicle Conversions Using Alternative Energy To Drive Alaskan Rural Communities A team of students from the University of Alaska will study the feasibility of converting non-running four-wheelers, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), already in rural Alaska into usable vehicles by removing the combustion engines and replacing them with electric motors powered by wind or solar energy. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville SU834701 Extraction of Sugars from Algae for Direct Conversion to Butanol A team of students from the University of Arkansas will study the conversion into butanol of sugars and starches that are produced in algae. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of California - Davis SU834729 Biofuel and Bioenergy Production from Sugar Beets A team of students from University of California, Davis will design an integrated, efficient industrial scale system that will produce ethanol and biogas from ground sugar beet. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of California - Riverside SU834709 Converting Campus Waste Streams into Locally Used Energy Products through Steam Hydrogasification and Methane Reformation A team of students from University of California Riverside (UCR) are investigating the use of mixed waste streams, including food, paper, landscaping and trash, from the UCR campus to produce clean liquid transportation fuels known as syngas (synthetic gas). [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of California - Riverside SU834726 Grid-independent Electricity Generation for Remote Areas Based on a Unitized Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System A team of students from University of California, Riverside are investigating a regenerative hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell system as a means to store and generate electricity cleanly for remote communities. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Delaware SU834707 Development of Apparel and Footwear From Renewable Sources A team of students from the University of Delaware will design and develop apparel and footwear products from thermoset resins, polyurethane foams, adhesive and nonwoven insulative materials derived from plant oils and chicken feathers. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Georgia SU834725 Renewable Energy-Powered Bulk Milk Cooling for Smallholder Dairy Farmers A team of students from University of Georgia will design, build, and test a 100-liter milk cooler, using vacuum-zeolite-adsorption evaporative cooling. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Georgia, Makerere University SU834765 Scalable and Sustainable Water Harvesting in Rural Uganda A team of students at the University of Georgia will develop strategies to better employ water capture in Uganda by modeling for surface catchment and site evaluation in the presence of potential surface water runoff. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oglala Lakota College SU834713 Use of Bone Char for the Removal of Arsenic and Uranium from Groundwater at the Pine Ridge Reservation A team of students from the University of Illinois will develop an inexpensive, easy-to-use, technology based on bone char to remove arsenic and uranium from the groundwater used by the residents at the Pine Ridge Reservation. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834778 Sustainable Agriculture for the Water Catchment Protection Area in Ntisaw, Cameroon A team of students from the University of Illinois will develop an effective method to improve the quality of water from the spring catchment which is contaminated with fecal waste from cattle. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834784 Solar Powered Water Collection, Containment, and Self Regulating Distribution System A team of students from the University of Illinois will design a self-watering system built into flower planters which will be operated on solar power. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Kansas SU834697 University of Kansas Smart Grid Demonstration Project A team of students from the University of Kansas will modify the design of a solar energy filling station for electric powered cars. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Kentucky SU834699 Integration of Systems Engineering and Process Intensification in the Design of Processes for Utilizing Biobased Glycerol A team of students from the University of Kentucky are developing a process to utilize crude glycerol produced from biodiesel production in a way that improves the economic performance of the process. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Massachusetts - Lowell SU834738 Novel ‘Greener’ Routes to Halogen-free Flame Retardant Materials A team of students from the University of Massachusetts will develop a new class of non-halogenated flame retardant materials. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Michigan SU834724 Development of a Robust Anaerobic Biogas System for Use in Developing Countries A team of students from University of Michigan are improving small-scale biogas digesters which convert waste into methane and nutrient-rich effluent for families living in the rural areas of Central America. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Missouri - Kansas City SU834741 Safe Drinking Water from Atmospheric Moisture using Desiccants and Solar Radiation A team of students from the University of Missouri- Kansas City will design and implement a system that will collect water vapor during the night, and condense the water vapor during the day to produce fresh drinking water. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Nebraska at Lincoln SU834700 I-SAVE: An Interactive Real-time Monitor and Controller to Influence Energy Conservation Behavior by Impulse Saving A team of students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will develop I-SAVE, an interactive real-time monitor and controller (RTMC) system to influence user behavior to reduce energy waste. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Tennessee - Knoxville SU834698 "H2 v. BE": A Case Study of the Reliability, Cost, and Environmental Sustainability of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrids vs. Battery Electrics for Near Urban Personal Transportation A team of students from University of Tennessee, Knoxville will design, construct, and compare two vehicles to see which one has the most potential for near-urban (<15 mile one way) commuting. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Toledo SU834716 Pathogen and NOM Removal in Riverbank Filtration for the Village of La Barranca Honduras A team of students from the University of Toledo will design and build a riverbank filtration system coupled with chlorine disinfection as an inexpensive and sustainable water treatment solution for La Barranca. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Virginia SU834731 Initiative reCOVER Transitional Disaster Recovery Housing (TDRH) Prototype Project A team of students from the University of Virginia will design, fabricate, and test a transitional disaster recovery housing prototype. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Virginia SU834770 Rainwater Harvesting and Treatment System for the Delmas 30 Neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti A team of students from the University of Virginia will test the components of a rainwater harvesting and treatment facility as well as improve the efficiency of the facility. [Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors
University of Wyoming SU834705 Dynamic Energy Saving in Buildings with Underfloor Air Distribution System Experimental and simulation studies A team of students from the University of Wyoming are advancing the state of the art in energy efficient HVAC technology and air distribution strategies with a focus on Under Floor Air Distribution Systems (UFADs).[Read More] Photos of 2011 Competitors

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

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