Miami teams are recognized by the EPA in the National Student Design Expo

Two Miami University research projects were recognized by the EPA at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference in Boston, MA.
P3 Competition

Dr. Almquist and team of students at the competition

The two projects competed in the National Student Design Expo against other schools nationwide to receive a portion of the People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) grant. This year 21 teams of undergraduate and graduate students received funding totally over $300,000.

The P3 competition challenges students to research and develop projects that address environmental protection and public health issues. The two Miami projects focused on UV-LEF Photocatalytic Fuel Vapor Emissions Control and the removal of Fluorinated Hydrocarbon Anions from water.

The team of Fuel Vapor control consisted of Jingchao Zhu, Jared Lyons, Jan Gabski, Kyle Weaver, and Dr. Catherine Almquist. The other team was lead by Dr. Danielson and Dr. Berberich.

The teams had to present and showcase their research projects alongside exhibits of EPA programs, other government agencies, and non-profit organizations. In addition, each of the winning teams received grants up to $15,000 to fund the concept of their presented project.

This expo provided an amazing experience for our students to understand the impact that their work and research can have on the nation and planet as a whole. We are so proud of the two Miami teams that were able to be recognized at this prestigious expo, and we are honored that they were able to represent our university!

If you are interested in learning more about the P3 program and EPA grants, please visit the EPA website.

By Maggie Cavanaugh, CEC Communications Reporter