AguaClara competes for $90,000 in EPA Research Grant Competition

After winning $15,000 in research grants from Phase I of the EPA P3 competition, AguaClara returned to D.C. last weekend to compete for $90,000 in Phase II...

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By Raquel Sghiatti

Last week AguaClara traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the EPA's People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Competition(P3). After passing the first phase of the competition and winning $15,000 in research grants, the AguaClara team was invited back for Phase II of the competition.

The projects were judged by a panel of experts convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The judges recommend certain teams to win the EPA P3 Award and the opportunity for Phase II funding (up to $90,000). The winner of the P3 Award will be announced today.

As for the ASCE Sustainable Development Award, the news it out. Cornell University’s Stacked Rapid Sand Filtration – used to provide sustainable drinking water to over 30,000 people in Honduras tied with the University of Washington's fog collection project as an alternative water resource in the slums of Lima, Peru. A team of five students from Stanford placed first for designing a low-cost chlorine disinfectant.

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