EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 EESF/AEESP Student Social Media Competition. The theme for this year's competition was:

Use Social Media to educate students and the public about the role of Environmental Engineers and Scientists in meeting the "grand challenges" facing our nation and the world

The winning teams are:

  • First Place: University of South Florida
  • Second Place: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
  • Third Place: University of California, Irvine
  • Honorable Mention: Central State University

First Place: University of South Florida

Team Members:

  • Team Leader: Ashley Osler
  • Addie Buerck
  • Adah Shair
  • Liden Cheek
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Mihelcic

The topic for their entry is: Personal Testimonies in the Developing World, Sustainable Development Examples, Facts and Figures. Postings can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/USF-Engineering-for-International-Development-2006895629389143/. The first place team is awarded a $1,000 monetary prize.

Second Place: California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

Team Members:

  • Team Leader: Alejandro Cerano-Lopez
  • Alexandra Berk
  • Julie Critchfield
  • Fritzgerald Ignacio
  • Drajhan Kalafatić
  • Emily Randig
  • Shwun Le Thaw
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Monica Palomo

The topic for their entry is: A Post-Grand Challenge World (an Instagram web comic collection). Postings can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/the_grand_challenge_cpp/?hl=en. The second place team is award a $750 monetary prize.

Third Place: University of California, Irvine

Team Members:

  • Team Leader: Steven Winter
  • Danielle Drake
  • Karina Khadarian
  • Edward Sutton
  • Gavin Ma
  • Faculty Advisor: Sunny Jiang

The topic of their entry is: Humans of the World. Postings can be found at:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs7QTcBFLS0/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs7QN49F-Jj/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs10s9XlHDa/

The third place team is awarded a $500 monetary prize.

Honorable Mention: Central State University

Team Members:

  • Team Leader: Jasmine C. Walker
  • Marcus Jenkins
  • Daniel Lee
  • Jochannan Mitchell
  • Faculty Advisor: Ramanitharan Kandiah

The topic of their entry is: Marauders on a Mission: Postings can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/mission.marauder.


AEESP and EESF will distribute the prize awards to the winning teams at the AEESP/AAEES WEFTEC Scientists' Luncheon on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. All teams have been invited to attend.

AEESP and EESF congratulates and thanks all of this year's participating teams.

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