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ADVISORY: EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Release Date: 04/24/2014
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will open the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which hosts student teams from colleges and universities across the country who exhibit sustainable projects and compete for EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award. Awardees will be recommended for a grant of up to $90,000 to further develop their projects and take them to the marketplace.

This year’s P3 Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo is co-located with the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The USA Science and Engineering Festival is the largest science festival in the United States and will feature a Sustainability Pavilion where EPA’s P3 student teams will display their innovative projects alongside exhibitors from other organizations and businesses showcasing their work in sustainability.

WHO: Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Bob Kavlock, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science for EPA’s Office of Research and Development

Jim Johnson, Director of the National Center for Environmental Research, EPA Office of Research and Development

WHAT: EPA’s P3 Award Competition and the National Sustainable Design Expo at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

WHEN:
Friday April 25
12:30 PM EDT: Opening remarks by Bob Perciasepe
3:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT: VIP media availability

Sunday, April 27
4:00-5:30 PM EDT: Lek Kadeli’s presentation of the P3 Awards Ceremony, with remarks by Bob Perciasepe

The event is open to the public 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday, April 26- Sunday April 27, 2014.

WHERE: Sustainability Pavilion, located in Hall E of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place (between 9th and 7th Streets NW on L Street NW), Washington, DC 20001