2016 Lobo Engineering Team
(l to r) Research Engineering and faculty advisor Geoff Courtin, Hannah Height, Aiden Anderson, Eric Sivonxay, Alina Martinez and James Chavez.

A Lobo Engineering team won first place, $2,500 and the Intel Environmental Innovation Award for their design in “The People’s Water” Treatment of Wastewater for Reuse” in the 26th Annual International Environmental Design Contest. The competition was hosted by New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and WERC, a consortium for environmental education and technology development.

The design competition gives students an opportunity to design innovative solutions for real world problems. This year 19 teams from nine schools entered the competition, which requires urges students to create technological solutions to environmental challenges, and merges government, private sector and academic interests.

Members of the Lobo Engineering Team are Aiden E. Anderson, Alina M. Martinez, James S. Chavez, Hannah Height and Eric Sivonxay

Students chose from four different tasks – open task, haul truck tires, treatment of wastewater for reuse and environmental design-meet the Internet of things.

As part of the competition the team created a website and brochure.