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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.

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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.

DeadlineJune 1, 2019
AdministratorsInstitute for Sustainability (IfS)
PresentationThe YCOSST Award is presented at the conclusion of the National Sustainable Design Expo at the P3 Award ceremony. This year’s Expo will co-occur with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference (https://www.techconnectworld.com/World2019/), June 17-18 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Nomination 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?

Contact Jeff Seay with any questions.

Watch a short video from the winners of the 2018 award

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Award winners

  • University of Oregon
    Sanitary Green Space: a Closed-Looped Sanitation System for GrowingGreen Communities

    2019
  • Michigan Technological University
    Separation and Recovery of Individual Components from the End-of-Life Lithium-ion Batteries

    2018
  • John Brown University
    Shock-Resistant Biogas Digester for Cookstove Fuel

    2017
  • Purdue University
    Development of Distributed Off-grid Wind Energy System for Rural African Communities

    2016
  • University of Kentucky
    A Green Chemistry Approach for Producing Non-Synthetic Pesticide in Under-Developed Regions

    2016
  • Michigan Technological University
    Developing a Guide for Harnessing Low-grade Geothermal Energy from Minewater for Heating and Cooling Buildings

    2015
  • Purdue University
    Biowall's Impact on Indoor Air Quality and Energy

    2014
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Integration of Waste Treatment with Algal Cultivation for Sustainable Aquaculture Feed and Renewable Biofuel Production

    2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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