Cal Poly Students Win at 2018 WERC Competition
A group of ENVE students received two awards at the 28th annual WERC competition at New Mexico State University from April 8-11. The WERC Environmental Design Contest brings industry, government and academia together in search for improved solutions to environmental and sustainability-related challenges. Two of the three Cal Poly student-led teams won awards in their respective categories. The International Space Station team created a system to remove methanol and ethanol from water and took second place in their combined category and first place in their specific task. The urine treatment team created a method of treating urine on military bases and won the EPA Pollution Prevention award. Students worked in teams to conduct research, test and build solutions for their tasks. Students learned to create plans for full-scale implementation that also took into consideration economic impacts.