EPA P3 Youth Council on Sustainable Science and Technology (YCOSST) Award

YCOSST was formed by the partnership of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Institute for Sustainability (IfS) and SustainUS, a nonprofit organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. This award was established to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of students at the EPA P3 Design Competition.

An award of $1,000 will be provided by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers-Institute for Sustainability (AIChE-IfS) to the team that best meets their criteria. The winning team will have the opportunity to present their outstanding work at the following AIChE Annual Meeting and will also be invited to present a webinar that is to be published on the AIChE ChemE on Demand Archive.

The YCOSST selection panel is comprised of knowledgeable young professionals in the sustainability movement.

Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

An award of $1,000 will be provided by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers-Institute for Sustainability (AIChE-IfS) to the team that best meets their criteria. The winning team will have the opportunity to present their outstanding work at the following AIChE Annual Meeting and will be invited to present a webinar that is to be published on the AIChE ChemE on Demand Archive.

Presentation: 
The YCOSST Award is presented at the conclusion of the National Sustainable Design Expo at the P3 Award ceremony.
Instructions: 

YCOSST Award Evaluation Criteria

Development

  • Did research involve interdisciplinary collaboration?
  • Were novel, innovative technologies used to facilitate distance communication during research?
  • Were sustainable practices employed during research?

Deployment to Regions wtih Limited Resources 

  • Can youth or people without significant financial ability or property rights obtain and use the device/invention?

Materials

  • Are the materials locally produced and available to the general population?
  • Can the device/invention be maintained locally?

Youth Involvement

  • Can youth be an integral part of the implementation?
  • Does the device/invention/finding directly benefit youth?

Deadline for 2014 Award to be announced. Contact Jeff Seay with any questions at jseay@engr.uky.edu

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Award Winners

Georgia Southern University
Low Temperature Combustion with Reduced PM and NOx Emissions, Achieved by n-Butanol in-Port Injected in an Omnivorous Diesel Engine
2013
Johns Hopkins University
Integration of Waste Treatment with Algal Cultivation for Sustainable Aquaculture Feed and Renewable Biofuel Production
2013
Appalachian State University
An On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment System Suitable for a Small Business
2012
University of Delaware
Development of Apparel and Footwear from Renwable Sources
2011
University of Delaware
Development of Apparel and Footwear from Renwable Sources
2011
Wellesley College
The SolSource 3-in-1: A Comprehensive Decentralized Solar Energy Platform
2010
University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater Using Naturally Occuring Iron Oxides in Rural Regions of Inner Mongolia (China)
2009
University of Idaho
Architecture as Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Design and Creation of a Carbon Neutral Idaho Environmental learning Center at the University of Idaho McCall Field Campus
2008
University of Virginia
The Learning Barge: Environmental & Cultural Ecologies on the Elizabeth River
2007