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Seven university teams received awards for solutions to health, environmental challenges
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that seven university and college teams received the P3 Award for their innovative solutions to some of today’s toughest public health and environmental challenges.
EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition was held at the ninth annual National Sustainable Design Expo. Each award-winning team qualifies to receive a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop its design and potentially bring it to the marketplace. Previous P3 award winners have started successful businesses and are globally marketing their technologies.
Winners of this year’s awards are:
This year’s competition featured approximately 300 student innovators showcasing their sustainable projects designed to protect people’s health, the environment, encourage economic growth and use natural resources more efficiently. A panel of expert judges convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science recommended the winners out of 45 teams following two days of judging. The teams that competed this year proposed potential solutions to worldwide environmental problems including many in developing countries.