The Environmental Challenge
Contact: Steve Rybolt (Rybolt.S@portseattle.org) or Matt Moroney (MMoroney@landauinc.com)
The Environmental Challenge would not be possible without the gracious support of our SPONSORS
The Environmental Challenge international (EC) Program is a student team competition to prepare and present an optimal solution to a complex “true-to-life” environmental problem. The problem presented will be of current value, representative of the location of the event, and require multi-disciplinary approaches for success. The Challenge seeks not only technical and scientific analyses, but solutions that are presented in conjunction with the development of appropriate regulatory approaches and resolution of political and community issues.
The goals of the EC are to ……
Involve students in the PNWIS Annual conference;
Provide experience in solving complex environmental situations in a fun and supportive atmosphere;
Provide students an opportunity to display their talents; and
Be a premier networking event for students to connect with internship and job opportunities.
The ECi is designed to promote formation of student teams with the broadest feasible range of environmental disciplines including engineering, planning, policy, economics, and various other sciences. The problem will be relevant to the conference location and current events. Teams must research the problem background, as well as the technical, social, economic, and political aspects of the situation. Teams must stay apprised of ongoing events related to the problem adjusting their solutions appropriately leading up to and during the conference.
Each year the EC gives away over $4,000 is cash prizes as well as a trip to compete in the A&WA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) Environmental Challenge International (ECi).
Environmental Challenge Problems
Click link to view Problem and Tweak
How does the Environmental Challenge work? How can I prepare? → PROTOCOL
|2013||Vancouver Island, B.C.||—||—|
|2012||Portland, OR||Problem||Available November 3, 2012|
|2011||Harrison Hot Spring, B.C.||Problem||Tweak|
|2009||Cle Elum, WA||Problem||Tweak|
|2005||Bellingham, WA||Problem||Not available|
|2004||Portland, OR||Problem||Not available|
|2003||Anchorage, AK||Not available||Not available|
|2002||Tacoma, WA||Not available||Not available|