Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development
By writing and submitting a paper on contributions to sustainability, undergraduate students have an opportunity to engage in a challenging exercise to develop engineering and chemical solutions.
The Odebrecht Organization is introducing its award for sustainable development to American universities through two of its subsidiaries – Odebrecht USA, the North American division of a global leader in engineering and construction services, and Braskem, the largest manufacturer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas.
Whether related to new building techniques, new chemical and petrochemical processes, or alternative uses of sustainable materials, projects should explore innovative practices, methods, and ideas that can be implemented on a variety of real-world ventures. Award entries will be judged on content, technical contribution, applicability, clarity/presentation and reasoning/depth. Currently, the sustainable award is also presented in six other countries.
Prizes* will be awarded as follows:
$20,000 to the student (s), $10,000 to the advising professor, and $10,000 to their university
$7,000 to the student (s), $4,000 to the advising professor, and $4,000 to their university
$5,000 to the student (s), $2,500 to the advising professor, and $2,500 to their university
Entries will be accepted from January 2, 2012 through May 31, 2012 at www.odebrechtaward.com.
Published: Monday, December 12, 2011