2001

Problem Statement

Task 1: Integrated Waste Management System for Hospitals
Develop and demonstrate a method for tracking, management, reuse, reclamation, and minimization of hospital generated wastes. Additionally, the teams must address designing and implementation of a cost saving management system for all sizes of hospitals

Task 2: Environmental Remediation Identification System
Develop and demonstrate a method to identify and evaluate the cost/benefit for selected environmental remediation technologies. Additionally, the teams must collate evaluation criteria, develop screening methods, and demonstrate the selected technology.

Task 3: Detection of Fecal Contamination in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Develop and demonstrate a novel process that can rapidly determine whether fresh produce has been subjected to fecal contamination. Teams should design and test their method for effectively and rapidly detecting biological or chemical indicators.

Task 4: Detection of Subsurface Metallic Objects (Cancelled)
Develop and demonstrate a new method or make substantial improvement on an existing method in order to identify buried metallic objects. The selected method should be able to identify the object(s) within one foot vertically and horizontally.

Task 5: Non-mechanical Cutting in a Hot Cell (Cancelled)
Develop and demonstrate an innovative method for non-mechanical cutting of various sizes and shapes of different metals that are highly radioactive. The developed device must be remotely located in a hot cell with a minimum of 5′ thick concrete walls.

Task 6: Tank Waste Removal System
Develop and demonstrate a method for the safe retrieval of waste from underground tanks. The wastes include damp salt cake and wet soft sludge. The retrieved material must be mixed with water and transported through existing pipes in preparation for eventual immobilization.

Task 7: Engineered Structures from Small Diameter Ponderosa Pine
Design and demonstrate a roof system to cover a 1000 square foot living space using small diameter round timber structural elements.

Task 8: Mining Pit Wall Stabilization
Develop and demonstrate a cost effective method to minimize or eliminate acid mine drainage. The teams must address issues related to weathering and high wall (exposed pit walls) sulfide mineralization.

Task 9: Sustainable Community Design
Develop and demonstrate a Agreen@ community development plan. Teams must re-plan an existing growing community while considering efficient energy use; old and new housing; and public utilities.

Task 10: Mobile Treatment System for Hazardous Waste

Task 11: Calcium Fluoride Cake Reclamation/Reduction in the Semiconductor Industry

HS Task: Cradle-to-cradle Water Management for a Green Community

 

Participants

Albuquerque TVI

Clarkson University

Clemson University

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Montana Tech

New Mexico Tech

Ohio University

Oregon State University

Purdue University

Texas Tech University

Thadomal Shahani Engineering, India

Tufts University

Univ. de las Americas, Mexico

• Univ. of Alaska – Fairbanks

Univ. of Arkansas

Univ. of California – Riverside

Univ. of Houston

• Univ. of Illinois – Chicago

Univ. of Missouri – Columbia

Univ. of Nevada – Reno

• Univ. of New Hampshire

Univ. of Texas – San Antonio

Univ. of Tulsa

HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

Alamogordo HS (2)

Centro de Est. Tech

Deming HS

Floyd HS

Franklin HS

Onate HS

Perryton HS

Tatum HS

Woodrow Wilson HS

Winners

Waste-Management Track Overall

Montana Tech

Sustainability Track Overall

Ohio University

Intel Award Winner

Clarkson University

Mike Berger Award (outstanding faculty)

Butch Gerbrandt (Montana Tech)
David Constant (La. State)

Task 1

First Place

Thadomal Shahani Eng.

Second Place

Oregon State

Third Place

Univ. de las Americas

Task 2

First Place

Univ. of Missouri

Second Place

Univ. of Houston

Task 3

First Place

Michigan State Univ

Task 6

First Place

Montana Tech

Second Place – TIE

Univ. of Nevada – Reno
Purdue University

Task 7

First Place

Purdue University

Second Place

Ohio University

Task 8

First Place

Clarkson University

Second Place – TIE

Montana Tech
Univ. of New Hampshire

Task 9

First Place

Tufts University

Second Place – TIE

Univ. de las Americas
Univ. of Illinois – Chicago

Task 10

First Place

Univ. of Arkansas

Second Place

Clemson University

Task 11

First Place

New Mexico Tech

Second Place

Ohio University

HS Task

First Place

Deming High School

Second Place

Onate High School

Third Place

Tatum High School
Summary

University & High School Participants

317

Faculty Advisors

60

University & High School Teams

45

University Schools

24

High School Schools

4