2000

Problem Statement

Task 1:
Develop and demonstrate a remotely operated station that holds/supports and moves gloveboxes undergoing size-reduction inside a Ahard-walled@ containment structure.

Task 2:
Develop and demonstrate a method of identification of buried objects (tanks, lines, etc.).
(Cancelled – no registrations)

Task 3:
Develop and demonstrate a method of unplugging a pipeline.

Task 4:
Develop and demonstrate an economical method of disposing of or recycling of waste material resulting from the jewelry manufacturing businesses in New Mexico.

Task 5:
Design and demonstrate a logging tool that accurately and precisely measures the in-situ moisture content of the host rock.

Task 6:
A. Develop and demonstrate a method by which fresh produce entering the US can be tested to determine if it has been contaminated on the surface with untreated human waste.

B. Develop and demonstrate a process to determine if sewage sludge used in a foreign country has been adequately treated to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms.

Task 7:
Develop and demonstrate a reusable crucible that will reduce the generation of TRU waste, while also reducing total worker radiation exposure received during electrorefining operations.

Task 8:
Develop and demonstrate the recovery of metals for sale and water for irrigation from an abandoned open pit that is part of a historic metal mining district

HS Task:
Identify the process and demonstrate the disposal of ceramic crucibles which are plutonium contaminated.

Participants

Clarkson University

Colorado School of Mines

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Michigan Tech

Montana Tech

New Mexico State University

Ohio University

Oregon State

Pennsylvania State

Purdue University

Texas Tech

Tufts University

Universidad de las Americas

University of Arkansas

University of California- Riverside

University of Idaho

University of Missouri-Columbia

University of Nevada-Renoo

University of New Mexico

University of Waterloo

West Virginia University

HIGH SCHOOL

Inst. Paso del Norte

Onate HS

Perryton HS

Tatum HS

WH Burgess HS

Woodrow Wilson HS (as observers)

Winners

Task 1

First Place

Colorado School of Mines #2

Second Place

Colorado School of Mines #1

Task 2

Cancelled – no registrations

Task 3

First Place

Purdue University

Second Place – TIE

Montana TechMichigan Tech

Task 4

First Place

Purdue University

Second Place – TIE

New Mexico State UniversityUniversity of Idaho

Outstanding Paper

West Virginia University

Task 5

First Place

Louisiana State University

Second Place

Oregon State University

Task 6

First Place

Michigan State University

Second Place

Ohio University

Overcoming Obstacles

Oregon State University

Task 7

First Place

Montana Tech

Second Place

University of Idaho

Task 8

First Place

Penn State University

Second Place

Purdue University

Most rep. of bench

University of New Mexico

Best use of Emerging Tech.

University of Arkansas

Most Innovative Approach

Ohio University

Outstanding Paper

University of Waterloo

Outstanding Bench-scale

Texas Tech
High School Division

First Place

Onate High School, Las Cruces, NM

Second Place

Perryton High School, Perryton, Texas

International Award

Universidad de las Americas

Intel Award Winner

Universidad de las Americas

Mike Berger Award (Outstanding Faculty)

Ben Stuart, Ohio University
Summary
University & High School Participants
228
Faculty Advisors
55
University & High Schools Teams
40
University Schools
22
High School Schools
4