2004

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Problem Statements
Task 1: Reducing the Consumable Costs of Silica-based CMP
Develop and demonstrate technology for reducing the costs presently associated with implementing silica-based Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) technology in silicon chip manufacturing.  Proposed solutions must not degrade CMP performance below that of present industry practices.
Task 2: Arsenic Treatment for Domestic Water Systems
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective treatment technology (including materials and supplies, operations, maintenance, and waste disposition) to remove arsenic [As (III) and As (V)] from drinking water in small water delivery and domestic water systems.  Your proposed solution must also include a scale-up drawing and detailed cost analysis as well as the benefits when compared with other technologies.
Task 3: Perchlorate Treatment for Domestic Water Systems
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective treatment technology (including materials and supplies, operations, maintenance, and waste disposition) to remove perchlorate from drinking water in small water delivery and domestic water systems.
Task 4: Carbon Sequestration
Develop new and innovative techniques for removal and permanent storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.  Your proposed solution must address permanent storage of captured CO2; environmental impacts; as well as the total costs associated with the process.  The ideal solution will be able to achieve these objectives at a cost of $10 or less per metric ton of extracted carbon
Task 5: Reduction of Fecal Bacterial Load in Produce Packing House Wash Water
Develop and demonstrate a practical and cost effective method for redcucing or eliminating fecal bacterial load in post-harvest produce wash water.  The user is an individual packing-house that must prevent subsequent produce cross-contamination by tainted water.
HS Task: Perchlorate Treatment for Domestic Water Systems       
Develop and demonstrate a cost-effective treatment technology (including materials and supplies, operations, maintenance, and waste disposition) to remove perchlorate from drinking water in small water delivery and domestic water systems.
Participants
• Clarkson University
• College of Santa Fe
• Dalhousie University
• Louisiana State University
• Michigan Tech
• Montana Tech
• New Mexico State University
• Ohio University
• Ohio State University
• Oregon State University
• Texas Tech University
• Tufts University
•Universidad de las Americas
•University of Arkansas
• University of Idaho
• U. de las Americas, Mexico
• University of Manitoba
• University of New Hampshire
• University of New Mexico
• University of Wyoming
• Widener University
HIGH SCHOOLS
• Cimarron HS
• Dalhart HS
• Mesilla Valley Christian School
• Mountain View HS
• Perryton HS
• Tatum HS
Winners
• Bechtel Award
Based on ease of application, new innovative technique, and cost effectiveness
Dalhousie University
• CH2M Hill Award
Based on multi-task and sustainability
University of Idaho
• Intel Award Winner
Based on: minimize resource demand and maximize value added; engage stakeholders in the design solutions; apply Intel’s Environmental hierarchy (replace, reduce waste volume, recycle, treatment/disposal); and innovative application of PC and/or internet technology.
Univ. New Hampshire
•Mike Berger Award (outstanding faculty)
Kurt Paterson, Mich. Tech
Hal Walker, Ohio State Univ
Leigh Hedderman, Cimarron HS
•USDA Award (task 5 only)
Based on team interaction; team building; and team problem solving
University of Arkansas
Montana Tech
•Extra Effort Awards
Bill McKerley
David Waite
Tim Carlson
•Task 1
First Place: University of Idaho
Second Place: Montana Tech
•Task 2
First Place: Ohio State University
Second Place: Dalhousie University
Judges’ choice
“Most Innovative Applicable Solution””: Montana Tech
•Task 3
First Place: University of Idaho
Second Place: Clarkson University
Judges’ Choice:
“Most Outstanding Michigan Tech Written Paper”: Montana Tech
Judges’ Choice:
“Above & Beyond the Call of Duty”: New Mexico State University
•Task 4
First Place: U. of New Hampshire
Second Place: Michigan Tech
•Task 5
First Place: Montana Tech
Second Place: University of Manitoba
•HS Task
First Place: Perryton HS
Second Place: Tatum HS
Judges’ Choice:
“Outstanding Contribution to Sustained Learning”: Bobette Doerrie
Summary
• University & High School Participants: 208
• Faculty Advisors: 30
• University & High School Teams: 35
• University Schools: 20
• High School Schools: 6