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2022 Teams

Congratulations to all teams that participated!

  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo - Task 1
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo - Task 2
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Task 1
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Task 2, Team 1
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Task 2, Team 2
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Open Task (Marsh restoration)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Open Task (Living shoreline w/ battery tank)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College - Open Task (Passive Air Samplers)
  • Michigan Technological University - Task 3
  • New Mexico State University - Open Task, Team 1 (Hexavalent chromium removal)
  • New Mexico State University - Task 2
  • New Mexico State University - Task 4
  • Northern Arizona University - Task 5
  • Ohio University - Task 5
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Task 1
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Task 2
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Task 3
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Task 4
  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Task 5
  • University of Idaho - Task 5
  • University of Tennessee - Chattanooga - Open Task (Stormwater Bioretention)

Numbered Tasks (and their sponsors):

  • 1: Monitoring Virus Removal by Membrane Bioreactors during Water Reuse (EPA, CDM Smith)
  • 2: Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition (El Paso Electric Co, Las Cruces Utilities)
  • 3: Value-added Uses for Copper Smelting Slag (Freeport-McMoRan)
  • 4: Spacesuit Lunar Regolith Dust Cleaning (NM Space Grant Consortium, NASA)
  • 5: Controlling VOC Emissions from Produced Water Recycling (NGL Water Solutions, NMOGA)
  • 6: Open Task (Arrowhead Center, X2nSat)

2022 Winners

Over $41,000 in cash prizes awarded.
First-Task 1

Task 1: First Place in Task and First Place in Bench: California Polytechnic University-SLO (Team 3) 

Monitoring Virus Removal by Membrane Bioreactors during Water Reuse

First-Task 2

Task 2: First Place in Task, Second Place in Bench: University of Idaho
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition

 

Task 2-First-Bench
Task 2: First Place in Bench: Louisiana State University
(Team 16)
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition
Task 5-First
Task 5: First Place: Ohio University
Controlling VOC Emissions from Produced Water Recycling
Task 2-First Bench
Task 5: First Place, Bench: Northern Arizona University
Controlling VOC Emissions from Produced Water Recycling
Freeport-McMoRan
Freeport-McMoRan Innovation in Sustainability
Living Shoreline with a Tank Battery to Prevent Oil Spills During Coastal Storms
Open 6A-First
Task Open A: First Place: Louisiana State University (Team 18)
Passive Air Samplers for Community Monitoring of Air Toxins
Open 6A-First-Bench

Open Task A: First Place, Bench: Michigan Technological University
Value-added Uses for Copper Smelting Slag

Open B-First
Task Open B: First Place: Louisiana State University (Team 20)
Living Shoreline with a Tank Battery to Prevent Oil Spills During Coastal Storms
Open 6B-First Bench, Second TAsk
Task Open B: First Place Bench, Second Place Task: Louisiana State University (Team 19)
Novel Water Quality- and Nutrient-driven Marsh Restoration
Open A-Second Task
Open Task A: Second Place, Task: Michigan Technological University
Value-added Uses for Copper Smelting Slag
Task 2-Second
Task 2: Second Place in Task: Louisiana State University (Team 16)
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition
OPen 6B-Second
Task 6B: Second Place in Bench and First Place in Flash Talks: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Bioretention systems for urban stormwater management
Task 2-Third
Task 2: Third Place in Task: California Polytechnic University-SLO
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition
TAsk 2-Judges Choice
Task 2: Judges' Choice: New Mexico State University (Team 13)
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition
Judges Choice-Task 4
Task 4: Judges' Choice: New Mexico State University (Team 21)
Cleaning Lunar Regolith from Spacesuits
JudgesChoice-Task 1
Task 1: Judges' Choice: University of Colorado, Boulder
Monitoring Virus Removal by Membrane Bioreactors during Water Reuse
First-Flash
First Place, Flash Talks: University of Tennesee, Chattanooga
Bioretention systems for urban stormwater management
Second-Flash Talks
Second Place, Flash Talks: Michigan Technological University
Value-added Uses for Copper Smelting Slag
Flash-Third
Third Place, Flash Talks: Ohio University
Controlling VOC Emissions from Produced Water Recycling
p2 Award
Pollution Prevention Award (P2): Louisiana State University, Team 17
Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition
Peer-NMSU
Peer Award: New Mexico State University, Team 12
Microbial Enhancement of Chromium Removal Using Natural Zeolites and Iron Modified Biochar
Peer-LSU
Peer Award: Louisiana State University, Team 18
Passive air samplers for community monitoring of air toxins
Terry McManus-Mahajebin
Terry McManus Outstanding Student Award: Mahajebin Haque
Louisiana State University
Terry McManus-Rajapakshe
Terry McManus Outstanding Student Award: Dulith Rajapakshe
New Mexico State University
Terry McManus-Robino
Terry McManus Outstanding Student Award:  Hannah Robino
Northern Arizona University

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2022 Teams

Teams that submitted photos are shown below. An additional 9 teams participated in the contest. 
Cal Poly-1

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Tasl 1: Monitoring Virus Removal in Membrane Bioreactors

Cal Poly-2

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Task 2: Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition

Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University

Task 3: Value-added Use of Copper Smelter Slag

Ohio

Ohio University

Task 5: Reducing VOCs for Produced Water Recycling

LSU-2

Louisiana State University

Task 2: Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition

NAU

Northern Arizona University

Task 5: Reducing VOCs for Produced Water Recycling

UC Boulder-1

University of Colorado, Boulder

Task 1: Monitoring Virus Removal in Membrane Bioreactors

UC Boulder - 2

University of Colorado, Boulder

Task 2: Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition

UC Boulder - 4

University of Colorado, Boulder

Task 4: Cleaning Lunar Regolith from Spacesuits

UC Boulder-5

University of Colorado, Boulder

Task 5: Reducing VOCs for Produced Water Recycling

U Idaho - 2

University of Idaho

Task 2: Carbon Conversion for the Energy Transition

U of Tenn - 6

University of Tennessee

Open Task: Bioretention systems for urban stormwater management