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Congratulations to the 2021 Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase Winners!

Published April 22, 2021

On April 21, the Office of Sustainability, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE), and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), hosted the Innovation Hour Sustainability Showcase virtual event which featured student sustainability-related projects from the following disciplines:

  • Design Concepts/Solutions
  • Business or Marketing Solutions
  • Technology or Engineering Solutions
  • Research Related to Public Policy, Education or Social Issues
  • Research Related to Environmental or Natural Sciences

The Office of Sustainability, IIE, and ASI were extremely impressed with the diverse set of innovative student-led sustainability projects displayed in the Showcase this year. Over 62 projects were submitted by 144 participants across 6 courses. Thank you to all who contributed to making this an unforgettable and enriching experience for those who attended. 

A huge congratulations to our 2021 Innovation HourSustainability Showcase Winners and recipients of the People's Choice Award!

 

Design Concepts/Solutions

1st Place

"ESC Pod"

Michael Miller, Takashi Hosaka, Osberto Ramirez, Chris Keefe, John Beltran, Brett Workman

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2nd Place

"Encuentro Guadalupe"

Jenson Mark Fajardo & Jennifer Lopez

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3rd Place

"Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort"

Dallas Calhoun & Samantha Little

<p>This frameset document contains:</p> <ul><li><a href="//www.youtube.com/embed/lMXV_FEMM9g?modestbranding=0&amp;html5=1&amp;rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;loop=0&amp;controls=1&amp;autohide=0&amp;showinfo=0&amp;theme=dark&amp;color=red&amp;enablejsapi=0">Video Link-"Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort"</a></li> </ul>

Business or Marketing Solutions

1st Place

"American Epidemic Prevention Inc. (AEP)"

Mira Nagle

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2nd Place

"Chipotle: 10 Sustainability Indicators"

Carley Sullivan, Jackie Wiedemeier, Vanessa Buck, Eric Pak

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3rd Place

"Bloom Energy"

Nathaniel Herrera, Jakobi Dye, Naomi Hunt, Andrew Solares, Garrett Longley

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Research Related to Environmental or Natural Sciences

1st Place(tie)

"Recycled Clothing"

Mariana Mendoza

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1st Place(tie)

"Environmental Education and Civic Engagement"

Juliet Agtang, Deanna Ochi, Teodora Custodio

<p>This frameset document contains:</p> <ul><li><a href="//www.youtube.com/embed/reBf1ojj7Hc?modestbranding=0&amp;html5=1&amp;rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;loop=0&amp;controls=1&amp;autohide=0&amp;showinfo=0&amp;theme=dark&amp;color=red&amp;enablejsapi=0">Video Link-"Environmental Education and Civic Engagement"</a></li> </ul>

2nd Place

"LA River Revitalization & Green Gentrification "

Jessica Ramos-Guerra, Jose Rios, & Erick Estrada

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3rd Place(tie)

"Oceans: Invasive Species from the Aquarium Trade"

Chelsea Inthavong, Kevin Bartelheim, Shaun Gross, Rachel Biller, Nicole Angel, Exequiel Castillo, Jonathan Lau

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3rd Place(tie)

"LA River Master Plan Evaluation"

Hugo Chi, Sofia Cunningham, Sailé Gutierrez, & Perla Rios Munoz

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3rd Place(tie)

"Biodiversity Conservation"

Edgar Alvarez, Amanda Torres, Phoebe Evans, Andrew Pham, Brendan Schultheis

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Research Related to Public Policy, Education or Social Issues

1st Place

"Earth Day Lesson Plan: Recycling Our Waste"

Gwen Atizado, Ashley Dizon, Luis Hernandez, Devyn Yuhashi

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2nd Place(tie)

"How is UAIZ Legislation Being Utilized in Long Beach?"

Holly Haile, Sean Simpson

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2nd Place(tie)

"Earth Day Lesson Plan for Climate Change Adaptation"

Jose Cruz

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3rd Place

"California Wildfires"

Kathy Chavarria, Seth Hall, Arthella Vallarta, Holly Haile, Kevin West, Riley Symons

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Technology or Engineering Solutions

1st Place

"Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype"

Eduardo Rangel

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People's Choice Award

"Encuentro Guadalupe"

Jenson Mark Fajardo & Jennifer Lopez

<p>This frameset document contains:</p> <ul><li><a href="//www.youtube.com/embed/wt16JIntXpQ?modestbranding=0&amp;html5=1&amp;rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;loop=0&amp;controls=1&amp;autohide=0&amp;showinfo=0&amp;theme=dark&amp;color=red&amp;enablejsapi=0">Video Link-"Encuentro Guadalupe"</a></li> </ul>

"Chipotle: 10 Sustainability Indicators"

Carley Sullivan, Jackie Wiedemeier, Vanessa Buck, Eric Pak

<p>This frameset document contains:</p> <ul><li><a href="//www.youtube.com/embed/716qZ_dO5R8?modestbranding=0&amp;html5=1&amp;rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;loop=0&amp;controls=1&amp;autohide=0&amp;showinfo=0&amp;theme=dark&amp;color=red&amp;enablejsapi=0">Video Link-</a></li> </ul>

A Special Thanks to Our Official Judges for the Sustainability Project Showcase


JUDGES

Dr. Christine Whitcraft - Professor, Biological Sciences | Chair, Presidential Commission on Sustainability

Dr. Pitiporn Asvapathanagul  - Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor (L-Z), Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management 

Dr. Ingrid Martin - Professor, Marketing

Dr. Sandra Arevalo  - Assistant Professor of Human Development

Tom Tredway  - Assistant Professor — Design Historian

Kimberly Cruz  - Sustain U Student Assistant

Francesca Vivanti  - Sustainability Center Programming Intern

Kayla Jolly  - Sustainable Transportation Coordinator

Tom Bowman  - Principal, Bowman Change, Inc.