ESF Students Vie for $75,000 in National Science Competition
One of 43 schools winning a slot in round two
(Syracuse, N.Y.) Ten State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) students, under the direction of Dr. Wendong Tao and Dr. Stewart Diemont, will be in Washington, D.C., April 18-20 to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) National Sustainable Design Expo. More than 60 students have participated in the project.
ESF is one of 43 teams from around the country to win a $10,000 award last fall for the project called, A Novel Process for Biological Nitrogen Removal from Dairy Wastewater in Constructed Wetlands. Other first round winners include RIT, Columbia University, Gonzaga, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, UCLA, and Pittsburgh, among others.
The winning teams received the $10,000 award in the fall of 2008 and use the academic year to flesh out their design. Five winners of the design competition in Washington, as judged by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will receive $75,000 to continue work on their project.
Dr. Wendong Tao said, The ESF team is developing a wetland treatment system for wastewater that promotes anaerobic ammonium oxidation, thus requiring less input of nonrenewable energy and releasing less greenhouse gas.
We propose, Tao continued, to demonstrate for treatment of dairy wastewater, but it is suitable for other types of ammonia-rich wastewater, such as swine wastewater, landfill leachate, food processing wastewater, aquaculture effluent, and some industrial effluents.
For more details about the about the EPAs P3 competition (P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability): http://www.epa.gov/P3
- Great Lakes Research Consortium Awards Three Grants
- ESF Integrates Indigenous Knowledge into New Graduate Program
- Feinstone Environmental Awards Honor Women in Science
- Loon Race Celebrates Summer at Newcomb Campus
- ESF Monitors Waters of Sodus Bay
- Newcomb Campus Hosts Sculptor as Artist-in-residence
- Secret Lives of Amazonian Fishes Revealed by Chemicals Stored in Their Ear-stones
- ESF Landscape Architecture Students Receive ASLA Honors
- Student's Project Dishes Up Food to Those in Need
- Dr. Stewart Diemont Receives Teaching Award
- Dr. Stephen Stehman Named ESF Exemplary Researcher
- ESF Student Finalist for Olmsted Scholar Award
- 2016 Adirondack BioBlitz Kicks Off in the St. Lawrence Valley
- ESF Graduate Joins Teach for America
- ESF Lists Top 10 New Species for 2016
Office of Communications
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210