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Conn., New Hampshire students win EPA grants

November 25, 2011
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STORRS, Conn.—Two universities in New England are receiving grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for projects that propose creative solutions to environmental protection and sustainable energy.

Student teams at the University of Connecticut and University of New Hampshire both received $15,000 each in the program and a chance to show their designs at a national competition next spring against 43 other collegiate teams.

Top winners will get $90,000 to improve their designs so they can launch the initiatives.

The UConn project involves using industrial byproducts such as cement kiln ash and steel slag to control erosion and stabilize roads in developing countries.

The UNH project involves harnessing energy for lights, signals and emergency warning systems from the wind generated by traffic or flowing under bridges.

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