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Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Award Photo
Cornell University SU835517 "Smart" Turbidimeters for Remote Monitoring of Water Quality Cornell University’s Water Quality team has designed a low-cost monitor for measuring water quality. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Cornell University
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University SU835493 Develop a Concentrated Solar Power-based Thermal Cooling System via Simulation and Experimental Studies Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s team demonstrates an innovative air conditioning system that runs on solar power. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Iowa State University SU835524 Developing Sustainable Products Using Renewable Cellulose Fiber and Biopolymer Composites Iowa State University’s team is designing a new kind of fabric made with fibers from bacteria and yeast grown in tea and polymers (large molecules) of corn and soy. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Iowa State University
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Purdue University SU835505 Biowall's Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Energy Purdue University's team is studying how to improve indoor air quality by installing plants in a home's HVAC system. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - Purdue University
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SUNY Stony Brook SU835532 Ocean Wave Energy Harvester with a Novel Power Takeoff Mechanism SUNY Stony Brook’s team has designed and built Poseidon, an ocean energy harvester that infinitely converts wave motion into electrical energy. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - SUNY Stony Brook
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville SU835495 Green Oak as a Sustainable Building Material University of Tennessee Knoxville’s green building team is exploring ways to use green oak or “heart centers,” the low quality part of hardwood logs, in U.S. building construction. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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University of Wisconsin SU835512 Exchange Network for Expanded Polystyrene Bio-Shipping Containers  University of Wisconsin-Madison’s team has implemented a campus recycling program for Styrofoam packaging. [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Winner - University of Wisconsin
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2014 P3 Honorable Mentions

Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Description Award Photo
Brigham Young University SU835522 Greenplex - A Sustainable Urban Form for the 21st Century Brigham Young University’s team is designing a city for the future called a “greenplex.” [Read More] Photos of P3 Award Honorable Mention - Brigham Young University
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Clemson University SU835496 Clemson Firefly Watch Program: Using a Mobile Phone App as Education and Research Tools for Sustainability Clemson University’s team is calling all citizen scientists to be a partner in community-based research about your environment. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Clemson University
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Cornell University SU835507 Proposed Process for Management of Textile Waste from Redesigned Secondhand Clothing Production in Haiti: No-Waste, Recycling, and Repurposing Cornell University’s team for textile recycling in Haiti is designing a sustainable, zero-waste process for upcycling secondhand clothing in Haiti. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Cornell University
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DePaul University SU835494 Community-based Soil Quality Assessment as a Tool for Designing an Urban Green Infrastructure Network to Manage Stormwater Runoff DePaul University’s team is working with high school students in Chicago to choose the best green infrastructure for their neighborhood. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - DePaul University
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Mississippi State University SU835519 Innovative in-situ Microwave/Ultrasonic Reactor for Algal Biomass Harvesting and Biofuel Production Mississippi State University’s team is developing innovative methods for algal biomass harvesting and biodiesel production by using microwave and ultrasound irradiation techniques. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Mississippi State University
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Northern Kentucky University SU835518 New Technologies for Rapid Water Quality and Bioassessment of Agricultural Streams by Citizen Scientists Northern Kentucky University’s team is harnessing mobile technology and the cloud to improve water quality. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Northern Kentucky University
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Oklahoma State University SU835529 Improved Biosand Methodologies for Sustainable Clean Water Solutions in Northern Honduras Oklahoma State University’s team is researching ways to decrease costs of building water filters in the developing world. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Oklahoma State University
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Old Dominion University SU835501 Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production Old Dominion University’s team uses water solvent properties at high temperature and high pressure to divide algae into fertilizer and biofuels intermediate in a flash without use of any chemicals. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Old Dominion University
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Rochester Institute of Technology SU835506 Implementing Practical Pico-Hydropower Rochester Institute of Technology’s Runoff team wants to know if rainwater has power potential. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Rochester Institute of Technology
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Rochester Institute of Technology SU835514 Development of an Improved Arboloo to Promote Sanitation in Rural Environments Rochester Institute of Technology’s Waste team has designed a light-weight toilet for rural areas of developing countries. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Rochester Institute of Technology
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University of California, Riverside SU835533 Test Protocol for Evaluating Smog Reducing Roof Tiles University of California Riverside’s Clean Air team wants to know if so called “smog eating roof tiles” really work. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of California, Riverside
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University of Delaware SU835511 Environmentally Friendly Leather Tanning Using Enzymes University of Delaware’s team has designed a new, green chemical for leather tanning. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Delaware
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign SU835515 Improved Biosand Filters by Enhanced Monitoring and Data Collection Methods University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's team has designed an affordable dissolved oxygen sensor for monitoring biosand filters from any location. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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University of Massachusetts, Lowell SU835535 Sustainable Packaging Solutions Based on Biodegradable Plastics University of Massachusetts, Lowell’s team has developed a biodegradable coating that improves barrier properties of biodegrable plastics. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
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University of Nebraska, Lincoln SU835523 Energy Node Locator Platform Development: Using Real-Time Monitoring to Conserve Energy University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s team is demonstrating the Energy Node Locater—a system that remotely tracks and locates where electricity is being used in real-time. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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University of Wisconsin SU835513 Sustainable Wastewater Treatment: Nutrient Upcycling of Ammonia into Fertilizer University of Wisconsin-Madison’s team recovers wastewater by-products and upcycles them into high value fertilizers, sustainably harvested and distributed locally. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - University of Wisconsin
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute SU835508 Rain or Shine: Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Dependable, Safe Drinking Water in Rural Guatemala Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s team has designed and installed a rainwater harvesting system in Guatemala that collects water and safely stores it for the dry season. [Read More] Photos of P3 Honorable Mention - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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2014 P3 Other Awards

Award Institution EPA Grant Number Project Title Project Descriptions Award Photo
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) University of Arkansas, Fayetteville SU835531 Drinking Water System for Developing Countries/Disaster Relief Made with Local Materials University of Arkansas Fayetteville’s team has designed a water treatment system for rural communities in the developing world that is easy to assemble and operate. [Read More] Photos of P3 American Society of Civil Engineers  (ASCE) Winner - University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Purdue University SU835505 Biowall's Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Energy Purdue University's team is studying how to improve indoor air quality by installing plants in a home's HVAC system. [Read More] Photos of P3 American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Winner - Purdue University
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Elevator Pitches: Awarded by the US Science and Engineering Festival
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People's Choice:
Florida International University
SU835503 On Track to Carbon Neutral Buildings Florida International University’s team is developing software and hardware tools to better predict solutions for achieving Carbon Neutral Buildings. [Read More] Photos of P3 Elevator Pitches People's Choice - Florida International University
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Second Place: Old Dominion University SU835501 Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production Old Dominion University’s team uses water solvent properties at high temperature and high pressure to divide algae into fertilizer and biofuels intermediate in a flash without use of any chemicals. [Read More] Photos of P3 Elevator Pitches Second Place - Old Dominion University
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First Place: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University SU836025 Portable Solar Water Purification System for Public Use during Disaster Recovery Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are improving on the P3 Phase I design of a prototype solar powered water purification backpack for use in post disaster response by reducing its weight and cost and increasing its efficiency. [Read More] Photos of P3 Elevator Pitches First Place - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Student Choice Awards:
The EPA P3 Students Choice Award goes to the team(s) voted the most innovative, fun and forward-thinking P3 Project by the students themselves. They vote for the team with the most appealing exhibit (including the enthusiasm of the team members) and the project that most benefits people, prosperity and the planet.
University of California, Davis SU835498 Small-scale Ecosystem Engineering: Development of Household Level Greywater Treatment Systems University of California Riverside’s Ocean Energy team knows surfing and sailing in the ocean aren’t the only things that can light up your day. [Read More] Photos of P3 Elevator Pitches People's Choice - Florida International University
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville SU835495 Green Oak as a Sustainable Building Material University of Tennessee Knoxville’s green building team is exploring ways to use green oak or “heart centers,” the low quality part of hardwood logs, in U.S. building construction. [Read More] Photos of P3 Elevator Pitches People's Choice - Florida International University
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