Param Jaggi EPA 2011 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award

January 24, 2012 by staff 

Param Jaggi EPA 2011 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award, Out of more than 1,500 young scientists and engineers competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Param Jaggi a senior at Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas was named the winner of EPA’s 2011 Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award for his outstanding project, The Algae-Mobile 3: Bioactive Energy and Carbon Dioxide Filtration in the Exhaust of a Car. Inspiration for his project struck when Param was at a red light, looking at an idling car in front of him.

“This science fair is an amazing gathering of bright young scientists and engineers,” said Paul Anastas, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development,” EPA is proud to recognize student innovators such as Param for using science to create a greener, more sustainable future.”

This year, the Sustainability Award has been renamed in honor of Patrick Hurd who managed the effort behind the first EPA Sustainability Award. Read his Science Wednesday blog post Science is Cool.

EPA’s award provides funding for the winning student and a chaperone to participate in and display the student’s project at EPA’s P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability in 2012. P3 is an annual event that brings together young environmental innovators and scientists to showcase their designs for a sustainable future.

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