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Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Team Photo Award Photo
Drexel University SU833524 A Novel Reactor Design for Efficient Production of Biodiesel from High Free-Fatty-Acid Oils Drexel University students will design, study, and build a reactor that produces biodiesel more efficiently. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

Drexel University Drexel University
Loyola University of Chicago SU833522 Innovative Biodiesel Production: A Solution to the Scientific, Technical, and Educational Challenges of Sustainability Loyola University of Chicago students will construct a lab to produce biodiesel from vegetable oil waste from the cafeteria. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

Loyola University of Chicago Loyola University of Chicago
University of California - Berkeley SU833553 Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation in Rural Bangladesh A University of California-Berkeley student will develop a technology to help Bangladesh reduce the amount of arsenic in drinking water. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

University of California - Berkeley University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis SU833562 Production of Natural Plastics in Wastewater Treatment University of California-Davis students will work to design and construct an efficient means of producing plastic from wastewater. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

University of California - Davis University of California - Davis
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign SU833546 Sustainable Water Development Program for Rural Nigeria University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students will create a sustainable water development program for rural Nigeria, a country where over 50% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

University of Virginia University of Virginia
University of Iowa SU833521 Design and Testing of a Point of Use Electrolytic Chlorine Generator for Drinking Water Disinfection in Poor Countries University of Iowa students will develop a handheld bleach generator potentially useful for disinfecting drinking water in households of poor communities around the world. [Read More]

Phase 2 Project

Western Washington Team Western Washington Team

2008 P3 Honorable Mentions

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Team Photo Award Photo
Appalachian State University SU833560 The Boone Bicycle Initiative: A Community Based Project to Promote Bicycles as an Alternative Mode of Transportation Appalachian State University students will develop and implement a community-based program to encourage the use of bicycles for commuting. [Read More] Appalachian State University Team Appalachian State University Team
Clemson University SU833512 Waste Tires on the Island of Dominica: Survey and Solutions Clemson University students will develop alternatives for automobile tire recycle and/or disposal for the island nation of Dominica. [Read More] Clemson University Team Clemson University Team
Columbia University SU833528 Development Plan of a Sustainable Micro Hydro Power Plant and Distribution System for Tribal Village Cluster in Rural India Columbia University students, alonge with their NGO partner Gram Vikas (GV), will gather data to design and implement a micro-hydro power plant in the Badi Trika Gouda village in India. [Read More] Columbia University Team Columbia University Team
Elizabethtown College SU833529 Standalone "Green" Community-Center Buildings: Hydrogen Generation/Storage/Delivery System for when Primary Energy Storage is at Capacity Elizabethtown College students will design, construct, and monitor a ‘smart’ hydrogen-fuel storage system. [Read More] Elizabethtown College Team Elizabethtown College Team
Gonzaga University SU833541 West Africa Technology, Education and Reciprocity (WATER) for Benin Gonzaga University students will work to improve the production of drinking water filters to be used in sub-Saharan Africa. [Read More] Gonzaga University Team Gonzaga University Team
Humboldt State University SU833530 Catching the Wind: A Low Cost Method for Wind Power Site Assessment Humboldt State University students will design software that predicts wind energy potential and will install a monitoring system at a test site to evaluate it. [Read More] Humboldt State University Team Humboldt State University Team
Illinois Institute of Technology SU833549 Design of Sustainable Water Supply and Distribution System for Pignon, Haiti Illinois Institute of Technology students will help design a sustainable water supply and distribution system for the Haitian town of Pignon. [Read More] Illinois Institute of Technology Team Illinois Institute of Technology Team
John Brown University SU833544 Sustainable Community Development – Water Slow-Sand Filtration John Brown University students will design and construct a slow sand water purification system for use by small communities. [Read More] John Brown University Team John Brown University Team
Keene State College SU833523 Keene Community Partnership for a Closed Loop Biodiesel System Keene College students will work to bring biodiesel production, use, and research to the local community on a sustainable scale. [Read More] Keene State College Team Keene State College Team
Marquette University SU833543 Sustainable Water Supply for La Garrucha, Guatemala Marquette University students will design and evaluate alternative methods of obtaining access to clean drinking water for the residents of La Garrucha, Guatemala. [Read More] Marquette University Team Marquette University Team
Ohio University - Main Campus SU833539 Improving Public Awareness of Chemical Exposure Issues through a 3-D Online Environmental Education Game Ohio University students will design video game to increase public awareness of everyday chemical exposures. [Read More] Ohio University Team Ohio University Team
Oklahoma State University SU833517 The Man’s Jacket Design for Disassembly: an Implementation of C2CAD Framework Oklahoma State University and Illinois State University students will create a man’s jacket from environmentally benign chemicals and materials. [Read More] Oklahoma State University Team Oklahoma State University Team
Oregon State University SU833535 Sustainable Biofuels Systems for Undeveloped Regions Oregon State University students will work to create a model of implementing vegetable oil-based fuels in the developing world. [Read More] Oregon State University Team Oregon State University Team
Pennsylvania State University SU833534 Green Engineering to Reduce the Use of Petroleum Energy Resources. Phase I. Use of Sustainable Sources of Feed Stocks for the Production of Biodiesel Fuel – An Undergraduate Educational Program Pennsylvania State University students will use plant oils, animal fats, algae, and waste cooking oil in a variety of chemical engineering experiments to sustainably produce biodiesel. [Read More] Pennsylvania State University Team Pennsylvania State University Team
Radford University SU833513 Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Solid Acid Catalyst for Improved Use of Waste Oil Feedstock for Biodiesel Production Radford University students will create a novel carbon catalyst to help improve the efficiency of biodiesel made from waste oil. [Read More] Radford University Team Radford University Team
Rice University SU833547 Water Treatment and Education in Villahermosa, Mexico William Marsh Rice University students will design and construct a water treatment facility for several schools and communities in developing nations with water supplies contaminated by waste runoff. [Read More] Rice University Rice University
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art SU833551 The Development of an Indigenous Fluoride Filter The Cooper Union and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students will work to develop a simple filter that removes fluoride from groundwater. [Read More] The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art Team The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art Team
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art SU833538 Solar Lighting for Remote Rural Communities The Cooper Union and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) students are developing a rechargeable lantern that can be used in remote communities around the world. [Read More] The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art Team The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art Team
University of California - Davis SU833554 Sustainable Biological Phosphorous Removal: A New Theory to Meet Increasingly Stringent Effluent Discharge Requirements University of California-Davis students will work to develop a more efficient method of removing phosphorous from wastewater. [Read More] University of California - Davis Team University of California - Davis Team
University of Idaho SU833561 Architecture as Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Design and Creation of a Carbon Neutral Idaho Environmental Learning Center at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus University of Idaho students will plan, design, and construct a carbon-neutral environmental learning center. [Read More] University of Idaho Team University of Idaho Team
University of Missouri - Columbia SU833545 Enhanced Nutrient Removal from On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems University of Missouri-Columbia students will develop a wastewater treatment system that removes excess nutrients from septic tanks. [Read More] University of Missouri Team University of Missouri Team
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SU833548 Development and Evaluation of Three Simple, Low-Cost, Low-Tech Tests for Microbial Fecal Indicators in Drinking and Recreational Water University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will develop and test three simple, inexpensive, and portable means of testing water for microbial and viral infection. [Read More] University of North Carolina Team University of North Carolina Team
Worcester Polytechnic Institute SU833518 Nanostructured Material Design for Mercury, Arsenic, and Selenium Capture Worcester Polytechnic Institute students are using nanotechnology to create a material that captures mercury, arsenic, and selenium produced during coal combustion. [Read More] Worcester Polytechnic Institute Team Worcester Polytechnic Institute Team
Worcester Polytechnic Institute SU833520 Wind Power from Kites: Low-Cost, Sustainable Energy for Developing Nations Worcester Polytechnic Institute students are designing a low-cost system that generates electricity from the up and down motion of a tethered kite. [Read More] Worcester Polytechnic Institute Team Worcester Polytechnic Institute Team

2008 P3 Other Awards

Award Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions
Green Building Institute University of Idaho SU833561 Architecture as Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Design and Creation of a Carbon Neutral Idaho Environmental Learning Center at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus University of Idaho students will plan, design, and construct a carbon-neutral environmental learning center. [Read More]
YCOSST University of Idaho SU833561 Architecture as Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Design and Creation of a Carbon Neutral Idaho Environmental Learning Center at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus University of Idaho students will plan, design, and construct a carbon-neutral environmental learning center. [Read More]
American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers without Borders Columbia University SU833528 Development Plan of a Sustainable Micro Hydro Power Plant and Distribution System for Tribal Village Cluster in Rural India Columbia University students, alonge with their NGO partner Gram Vikas (GV), will gather data to design and implement a micro-hydro power plant in the Badi Trika Gouda village in India. [Read More]

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