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Seven student teams awarded at the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven winning student teams of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) phase II awards for innovative and sustainable designs to help solve today’s complex environmental problems at the 10th annual National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.
EPA's P3 Program challenges student teams to create designs for a sustainable future while offering quality hands-on experience that brings science, technology, engineering and math classroom learning to life. This year’s winners were selected from 35 competing teams following two days of judging by a panel of national experts convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Winners of this year’s awards are:
The winning teams received EPA’s P3 award and will each be recommended for Phase II funding of a grant up to $90,000 to further develop their design, apply it to real world situations and bring it to the marketplace. Phase I funding provided teams with up to $15,000 to develop their design. In addition to the seven winning team, 17 teams were recognized as Honorable Mentions for their project quality inspiring innovation for environmental solutions.