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Environmental design contest winners announced

Las Cruces, NM— Winners of the 22nd International Environmental Design Contest were announced last Wednesday at the Las Cruces Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Twenty-two student teams representing 15 universities from across the U.S. attended the April 1-4 contest. Hosted by New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), the contest awarded…
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Ohio University – green all over

Ohio University is “green” in more ways than its teal, oval logo. Besides its status as home to the largest in-vessel composting system at a university in the nation, Ohio University has been identified as an Ohio Center of Excellence for energy and the environment. What you may not know about the university is that,…
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The International Environmental Design Contest, a history

WERC’s Environmental Design Contest is a unique event that brings together industry, government and academia in the search for improved environmental solutions. Held annually since 1991 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the contest draws hundreds of college students from throughout the United States and around the world. The 2012 event…
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A reputation for them to uphold

Six students from Montana Tech will be attending the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest. The student team elected to compete in Task 3, titled “Treatment Technology Validation for Water Softening Technology.” The team will design a way to test the efficacy and validity of water softening treatments and claims. They will also prepare oral and…
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Playing tough on hard water

In the state of New Mexico, scrubbing traces of hard water from faucets, drains, and dishes is a familiar experience. Fortunately, there are multiple treatments and technologies available to prevent the build-up of unwanted minerals. The trouble occurs when trying to select the best product or technology to do so. Enter chemical engineering students Keith…
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Utah State University to attend 2012 IEDC

Students from Utah State University will attend the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest for the first time this year. In a challenge posed to teams of college students at the 22nd annual design contest, the Institute for Energy & the Environment asked if the current practice of using disposable pretreatment filters could be made more…
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University of California-Riverside Team to Compete at IEDC 2012

The 2012 Task 5 team from University of California-Riverside is attending the 2012 International Environmental Design Contest and aims to win. Their interdisciplinary group—four chemical engineers and a business major—will develop a green reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment, an environmentally-friendly alternative to current pretreatment methods for a reverse osmosis process. That is, the team must develop…
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IEE staff member wins newsletter naming contest

The winner of the recent contest to name the NMSU faculty/staff news section is none other than IEE/WERC’s Roseann Thompson. Thompson, a research scientist and project manager at the Institute for Energy & the Environment in NMSU’s college of engineering, submitted the winning title “NMSU@WORK.” She explained that her inspiration came from the way IEE/WERC…
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University of Idaho students provide solution to Listeria outbreak

University of Idaho students may have already provided a partial solution to the listeria outbreak being traced to cantaloupe from Colorado. Intan Karina, Jo Scholkowfsky, Sarah Reichman, and Keith Christopher designed a device for the 2011 International Environmental Design Contest and are back in the news following the Colorado Listeria outbreak. Listeria is a potentially…
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New International Energy Conference rallies stakeholders

EL PASO — The economic development organization The Paso del Norte Group, New Mexico State University and The University of Texas at El Paso are launching the first Re-Energize the Americas energy conference. Re-Energize the Americas will be the first regional event to position the Paso del Norte Region as a global leader in sustainable…
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