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.
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.
YCOSST Award Evaluation Criteria
- 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?
- Are the materials locally produced and available to the general population?
- Can the device/invention be maintained locally?
- Can youth be an integral part of the implementation?
- Does the device/invention/finding directly benefit youth?
Contact Jeff Seay with any questions.
Michigan Technological University
Developing a Guide for Harnessing Low-grade Geothermal Energy from Minewater for Heating and Cooling Buildings
Biowall's Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Energy
Georgia Southern University
Low Temperature Combustion with Reduced PM and NOx Emissions, Achieved by n-Butanol in-Port Injected in an Omnivorous Diesel Engine
Johns Hopkins University
Integration of Waste Treatment with Algal Cultivation for Sustainable Aquaculture Feed and Renewable Biofuel Production
Appalachian State University
An On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment System Suitable for a Small Business
University of Delaware
Development of Apparel and Footwear from Renwable Sources
The SolSource 3-in-1: A Comprehensive Decentralized Solar Energy Platform
University of Pittsburgh-Main Campus
Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater Using Naturally Occuring Iron Oxides in Rural Regions of Inner Mongolia (China)
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
University of Virginia
The Learning Barge: Environmental & Cultural Ecologies on the Elizabeth River