The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) P3 – People, Prosperity and the Planet—program is a unique, two-Phase college competition for undergraduate/graduate student teams to design solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life.
TechConnect is proud to host EPA’s P3 National Student Design Expo, supporting Phase I college student teams as they showcase their innovative solutions to real-world environmental and public health challenges. We thank the EPA and all of the participating teams for their efforts, and please join us at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference at the Gaylord Hotel & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD, June 29-July 1, 2020.
P3 stands for people, prosperity and the planet. For this annual event, teams of college students consider all three as they design tangible, cutting-edge solutions to real-world problems. Students create; innovate; and strive to make a difference. P3 aims to engage and educate the next generation of scientists and engineers by highlighting the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of the Program. With an original grant of $15,000, the student teams develop their designs through the school year and in the Spring showcase their work at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo. Prior to the Expo, P3 teams compete for a Phase II grant of $75,000 to implement their designs and potentially bring them to the marketplace.