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Intel ISEF 2013 Special Awards Organization Profile


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ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives



The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are the result of a $27.5 million investment in Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability by the Walton Family Foundation. Within the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, diverse teams of faculty, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators collaborate to deliver sustainability solutions, accelerate global impact, and inspire future leaders through eight distinct initiatives.


Why We Participate

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives encourage, reward and celebrate inventors, social entrepreneurs, innovative designers and creative thinkers who develop solutions to global sustainability challenges. We believe that student ingenuity provides a fresh perspective to discovering solutions to the complex problems facing the sustainability of this and future generations.



2013 Awards Offered

First Award of $7,500

Second Award of $2,500


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Intel ISEF 2013 Awards

First Award of $7,500

Jessie MacAlpine

Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum


Second Award of $2,500

Bluye DeMessie

A Sustainable and Low Cost Approach for Cleaning Metal Contaminated Water Using Pyrolyzed Banana Peels


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