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CBU Awarded $15,000 EPA Grant

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(L-R) Dr. L. Yu Lin, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ivan Tamayo ‘13, Dederick Blair ‘13, Martin Tribo ‘13, Kenderick Norris ‘14, LeAndreaonia Dunning ‘12, Aaron Lewis ‘14, and Mr. Henry Rhodes, Engineering Technician

Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, has received a $15,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is part of the EPA P3 program, which is a national student design competition for sustainability focusing on people, prosperity and the planet. CBU is one of only 45 universities nationwide to be awarded the grant.

Led by Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. L. Yu Lin and Dr. Paul Indeglia with Agency for Sustainable Systems in Science and Technology (ASSIST), a team of six CBU civil, electrical and mechanical engineering students will investigate, develop and implement technologies that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities of Memphis.

The team will present its designs at the eighth annual National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. in April 2012. If CBU’s work is selected, the EPA will grant up to another $90,000 to further the project design, implement it in the field, and move it to the marketplace. The EPA will announce which projects will receive the additional grant money in April in conjunction with Earth Day.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]