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Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo Award Photo
Appalachian State University SU834319 Biomass Gasification for Agricultural Energy Sources and Soil Enrichment Appalachian State University students are developing an affordable gasification production that can cogenerate electricity, heat and soil amendment for agricultural production. [Read More] Appalachian State University Appalachian State University
Clarkson University SU834293 Farm Waste to Energy: A Sustainable Solution for Small-Scale Farms Clarkson University students are developing and optimizing viable anaerobic digester technology for diary farms in cold climates with 50 or less cows. [Read More] Clarkson University Clarkson University
Clarkson University SU834321 Sustainable Year-Round Food Production in Cold Climates Clarkson University students are completing the design, feasibility, analysis, and impact assessment of a pilot Control Environment High Rise Farm. [Read More] Clarkson University Clarkson University
Clemson University SU834342 SEED: Emergent Container Housing Initiative ? Solutions for the Caribbean Clemson University students are designing a prototype housing unit made out of retired shipping containers that can withstand hurricanes. [Read More] Clemson University Clemson University
Cornell University SU834338 Dose Controller for AguaClara Water Treatment Plants Cornell University students are designing a Dose Controller that will adjust chemical flow rates to track raw water flow rates for the AguaClara municipal drinking water treatment. [Read More] Cornell University Cornell University
Drexel University SU834350 Alkali-Activated Slag Cement (AASC) as a Sustainable Building Material Drexel University students are developing a beneficial reuse of slag, which is a waste product of the refining industry, in Alkali-Activated Slag cement as a substitute for ordinary portland cement-based building materials. [Read More] Drexel University Drexel University
Harvard University SU834292 The SolSource 3-in-1: A Comprehensive Decentralized Solar Energy Platform Harvard, Wellesley College, MIT, and Qinghai Normal University students are developing a 3-in-1 solar cooker, heater, and electricity generator to help bring clean energy to the rural Himalayas. [Read More] Wellesley College Wellesley College
Humboldt State University SU834332 Smoothing the Peaks: Smart Outlets to Reduce Brownouts on Micro-Hydroelectric Mini-Grids in Bhutan Humboldt State University are constructing and testing prototypes of a Smart Outlet that will prevent excess energy consumption during brownouts in Bhutan. [Read More] Humboldt State University Humboldt State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University SU834337 Enhancing Urban Sustainability through the Application of Permaculture Principles North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students are implementing on-campus permaculture principles, which consist of designing landscapes based on natural ecosystems. [Read More] NC Agricultural and Tech NC Agricultural and Tech
Roger Williams University SU834320 Development Alternative Power to Drive a Partitioned Aquaculture System for Intensive Food Fish Production Roger Williams University students are designing and optimizing a system to remove the need for commercial electrical power to PAS, a system designed to produce fish as a food source, by installing a combination of photovoltaic and wind electrical generation supplying a battery-based power source. [Read More] Roger Williams University Roger Williams University
Texas A&M University SU834349 Horizontal Hybrid Solar Light Pipe: an Integrated System of Daylight and Electric Light Texas A&M University students are designing and implementing an innovative light pipe that effectively redirects daylight that is supplemented by solar powered energy efficient lamps. [Read More] Texas A&M University Texas A&M University
University of Illinois at Champaign SU834296 Virus Removal in Slow-Sand Filters for Rural Mayan Communities University of Illinois at Champaign are implementing community-constructed concrete biosand filters that incorporate the addition of iron oxides to the sand media in order to remove viruses from drinking water in Socorro, Guatemala. [Read More] University of Illinois at Champaign University of Illinois at Champaign
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SU834295 Evaluation of Chitosan Coagulation as a Sustainable Method for Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill students are experimenting with chitosan coagulation as a method of eliminating the three classes of pathogens that cause waterborne diarrheal disease: viruses, bacteria, and parasites. [Read More] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Virginia Tech SU834336 A Sustainable Approach to Nitrate Reduction Combining a Riparian Zone with a Stream Denitrifying Biofilm Virginia Tech students are developing a combined riparian zone, with a stream denitrifying biofilm, for nitrate reduction in aquatic ecosystems. [Read More] Virginia Tech Virginia Tech

2010 P3 Honorable Mentions

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Team Photo Award Photo
Michigan State University SU834334 Coupled Anaerobic Digester: Wetland System for Dairy Waste and Stormwater Treatment with Biogas Production Michigan State University students are evaluating dairy manure management options with the goal of optimizing environmental protection while concurrently maintaining economic viability of a representative small dairy facility. [Read More] Michigan State University Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University SU834297 Enhancing Performance and Social Acceptability of the Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet Michigan Technological University students are improving the cost-effectiveness and health benefits of ventilated improved pit (VIP) toilets by optimizing air flow through the toilet superstructure, pit, and vent pipe for the purposes of vector and odor control. [Read More] Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus SU834327 Design of an Engine-Generator for the Rural Poor: A Sustainable Systems Approach Pennsylvania State University students are fabricating a sustainable energy-generator system to provide electrical power to households in Kenya that would be powered by biodiesel produced from locally grown crops. [Read More] Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University
Pierce College SU834330 Development of an Affordable Family-Scale Biogas Generator Pierce College students are designing a scalable digester system that is capable of generating enough biogas to cook a meal per day for a family of 6. [Read More] Pierce College Pierce College
Purdue University SU834326 Reduction of Water Consumption and Pollution in the Corn Masa Production Process Purdue University students are testing the quality of masa, an important food in Latin American, after having incorporated recycled water from its production process. [Read More] Purdue University Purdue University
Rochester Institute of Technology SU834291 Improved Cook Stoves for Haiti Using Thermoelectrics to Reduce Deforestation and Improve Quality of Life Rochester Institute of Technology students are designing and conducting preliminary tests for an improved cook stove to be used in Haiti that would reduce the time and resources spent gathering fuel, and potentially provide an auxiliary power source for lighting and radios. [Read More] Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology
University of California - Riverside SU834325 Using Waste to Clean Up the Environment: Cellulosic Ethanol, the Future of Fuels University of California ? Riverside students are studying and implementing the conversion of waste wood into fuel ethanol. [Read More] University of California - Riverside University of California - Riverside
University of Florida SU834290 Eco-Energy Demonstration Model: Anaerobic Digestion, Algae and Energy Prosperity University of Florida students are building and testing an eco-energy model that will link methanogenesis and photosynthesis to utilize wastes and generate biofuels. [Read More] University of Florida University of Florida
University of North Carolina at Charlotte SU834341 Waste Information Modeling (WIM) for Construction of the Built Environment University of North Carolina - Charlotte students are building a software module for CATIA, a Building Information Modeling software package, which can incorporate non-toxic industrial waste products into the architectural design process. [Read More] University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2010 P3 Other Awards

Award Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Team Photo Award Photo
American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers without Borders University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign SU834296 Undergraduate Project on Virus Removal in Slow Sand Filters University of Illinois at Champaign are implementing community-constructed concrete biosand filters that incorporate the addition of iron oxides to the sand media in order to remove viruses from drinking water in Socorro, Guatemala.  [Read More] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
iCAST Award Drexel University SU834350 Alkali-Activated Slag Cements as a Sustainable Building Material Drexel University students are developing a beneficial reuse of slag, which is a waste product of the refining industry, in Alkali-Activated Slag cement as a substitute for ordinary portland cement-based building materials. [Read More] Drexel University Drexel University
P3 Student Choice Award Clarkson University SU834293 Farm Waste to Energy: A Sustainable Solution for Small-Scale Farms Clarkson University students are developing and optimizing viable anaerobic digester technology for diary farms in cold climates with 50 or less cows. [Read More] Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University
Wellesley College SU834292 SolSource 3-in-1: A Comprehensive Decentralized Solar Energy Platform Wellesley College, Harvard, MIT, and Qinghai Normal University students are developing a 3-in-1 solar cooker, heater, and electricity generator to help bring clean energy to the rural Himalayas. [Read More] Wellesley College Wellesley College
YCOSST Wellesley College SU834292 The SolSource 3-in-1: A Comprehensive Decentralized Solar Energy Platform Wellesley College, Harvard, MIT, and Qinghai Normal University students are developing a 3-in-1 solar cooker, heater, and electricity generator to help bring clean energy to the rural Himalayas. [Read More] Wellesley College Wellesley College

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