2002

Problem Statement

WASTE-MANAGEMENT TRACK

Task 1: Double-shell Tank-leak Mitigation System

Develop and demonstrate a robust system for leak mitigation from leaking waste tanks.

(Cancelled – no registrations)

Task 2:           Glass Removal from Metal Surfaces

Develop and demonstrate method/devices for decontamination of Inconel 690 pipe by the removal of glass adhering to the inside and outside surface.

Task 3:           Demonstration of Detection Method for Iodine 129 in Soil, Water, and Sludge

Develop & demonstrate an accurate detection method for Iodine 129 in soil, water & sludge.

Task 4:           Separation Technologies for Treatment of Explosive-Laden Soil

Develop and demonstrate a separation technology for treatment of explosive-contaminated soil in a safe and cost-effective manner.

Task 5:           Remediation of Petroleum-contaminated Soil

Develop and demonstrate a method for removal of petroleum hydrocarbons from soil in a safe and cost-effective manner.

Task 6:           Removal of Uranium from Drinking Water

Develop & demonstrate a cost-effective method to remove uranium from drinking water.

Task 7:           Identification of Pharmaceuticals in Groundwater

Develop and demonstrate innovative and/or existing technologies for identification of pharmaceuticals in groundwater.  (Cancelled – no registrations)

Task 8:           Detection and Treatment of Explosives in Soils

Review up to three and demonstrate one technology to detect and treat soils with low levels of contamination from RDX and HDX explosives.

SUSTAINABILITY TRACK

Task 10:         Optimization of Rinse Water Use/Reuse in Manufacturing

Develop and demonstrate an algorithm to obtain optimum water use/reuse in semiconductor manufacturing.

Task 11:         Development of Biobased Products from forest Thinning Operations

Develop and demonstrate technologies using biobased products from forest thinning operations.

Task 12:         Structural Design of Systems Using Small-diameter Timber

Develop and demonstrate a scale model of a roofing system capable of handling typical loads.

FOOD SAFETY TRACK

Task 20:         Quality Assurance for Processed Medicinal Plants: St. John=s Wort

Develop and demonstrate a means for distinguishing extracts from St. John=s Wort from extracts of other hypericum species.  (Cancelled – no registrations)

Task 21:         Alternative Sanitizers for Treatment of Seeds Used to Grow Sprouts

Developing and demonstrate a novel procedure for the sanitization of seeds used for growing sprouts.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Task 30:         Forest Stewardship: Rehabilitation and Protection of Cultural and Biological Resources

Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective approach to rehabilitating and protecting cultural and biological resources from the effects of fire and/or future fires while staying within the guidelines of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

VIRTUAL TRACK

Task 40:         Algorithm for Optimizing the Reuse of spent Rinse Waters from Semiconductor Manufacturing

Via web-based, virtual competition, develop and demonstrate an algorithm to obtain optimum water use/reuse in semiconductor manufacturing.

 

Participants

Albuquerque TVI

Clarkson University

Clemson University

College of Santa Fe

Cornell University

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Michigan Tech University

Montana Tech University

New Mexico State University

New Mexico Tech

Northern Arizona University

Ohio University

Oregon State University

Purdue University

Texas Tech University

Thadomal Shahani – India

Univ. de las Americas

Univ. Alabama – Huntsville

Univ. of Missouri – Columbia

Univ. Arkansas

Univ. Idaho

Univ. Missouri – Columbia

Univ. Nevada

Univ. New Hampshire

HIGH SCHOOLS

 

 

Deming HS

Las Cruces HS

Mountain View HS

Perryton HS

Tatum HS

Winners

Waste-Management Track Overall

Louisiana State University

Sustainability Track Overall

College of Santa Fe

Best Effort for Sustainability

Univ. Arkansas

Intel Award Winner

Univ. New Hampshire

Mike Berger Award (outstanding faculty)

Rondal Nauert – Tatum HSGreg Thoma – Univ. Arkansas

Taylor Eighmy – Univ. New Hampshire

Task 2

First Place

Univ. Idaho

Task 3

First Place

Univ. of Missouri

Second Place

Univ. of Houston

Task 3

Judges’s Choice“Overcoming Obstacles”

Montana Tech

Task 4

First Place

Purdue University

Second Place – TIE

Louisiana State University

Judges’s Choice “Best Technical Approach”

NMSU

Task 5

First Place

Michigan Tech

Second Place

University of Arkansas

Judges’s Choice “Technical Innovation”

University of Idaho

Task 6

First Place

Louisiana State University

Second Place – TIE

University of New HampshireMontana Tech

Judges’s Choice “Visual & Technical Creativity”

Thadomal Shahani, India

Task 8

First Place

New Mexico Tech

Judges’s Choice “Best Oral Presentation”

Clarkson University

Judges’s Choice “Best Paper Presentation”

Michigan Tech

Task 10

First Place

University of Arkansas

Task 11

First Place

College of Santa Fe

Second Place – TIE

University of Arkansas

Task 12

First Place

Montana Tech

Judges’s Choice

“Best Integration of Technology & Environmental Requirements”

Purdue University

Task 21

First Place

Michigan State University

Task Virtual

First Place

Cornell – White team

Second Place

Cornell – Blue team

HS Task

First Place

Tatum HS

Second Place

Perryton HS
Summary

University & High School Participants

295

Faculty Advisors

60

University & High School Teams

45

University Schools

24

High School Schools

5