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Environmental Design Teams First, Second
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Student teams from Michigan Tech took a first place and a second place at the 13th annual Environmental Design Contest at New Mexico State University. The competition attracted 400 students and 66 teams from around the world.

Tech students took first place in the task titled "water recovery from the operation of brick kilns in the desert southwest." Tech placed second in the task titled "arsenic treatment for small water delivery and domestic water systems."

The competition was sponsored by WERC, a consortium of universities and federal laboratories in New Mexico. It presents students with 10 tasks to develop design solutions for real-world problems.

All teams prepared four different presentations--written, oral, bench-scale models and posters--as part of their tasks.

Ten students participated with the Michigan Tech team and worked on three tasks (two groups of three students and one of four students). Their advisors were Jim Mihelcic, Kurt Paterson (both of civil and environmental engineering) and John Sandell (School of Technology).

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