Thursday, July 14, 2005

Seven Teams from U.S. Universities Were Among Winners of International Engineering Contest for 2005 news story:

This year, DaimlerChrysler and UNESCO presented Mondialogo Engineering Awards to 21 project teams from 28 countries with a total of 300,000 euros in prize money.

"Among the prize-winners are seven teams from U.S. universities -- the highest representation from any country. Each team received an award of approximately $18,000.
-- Colorado School of Mines, Division of Engineering with Universidad
Tecnologica Centroamericana in Honduras; Project title: 'Investigation
of appropriate water and waste management technologies for cities with
developing countries.'
-- Colorado State University, Engineers without Borders and Engines and
Energy Conservation Laboratory, with Tribhuvan University in Nepal;
Project: 'Lighting up the Nepalese Villages.'
-- Lehigh University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
with Negnal Engineering College in India; Project title: 'Providing
Arsenic-free water in remote villages in West Bengal, India.'
-- Michigan Tech University and Sustainable Futures Institute and Nelson
Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Southern
University and A&M College, with Partido State University in the
Philippines; project: 'Development of appropriate and sustainable
construction materials.'
-- University of Colorado at Boulder, Engineers without Borders, and
University of Wisconsin, Department of Engineering, with University of
Ruhengeri and University of Butare in Rwanda; project: 'Solutions for
Muramba, Rwanda: Rebuilding after a 'Time of Running'.'
-- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Engineers without Borders,
with Orissa University and Janannath Institute of Technology in Russia;
Project title: 'Biodiesel development in rural Russia.'

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