Calling all undergraduate students!  We would like to invite you to participate in the seventh annual Environmental Challenge, which is being held in conjunction with the Conference on the Environment (COE). The COE, to be held on November 4, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, is an annual conference jointly sponsored by two of the leading regional organizations of environmental professionals: the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) – Upper Midwest Section, and; the Central States Water Environment Association – Minnesota Section


The Environmental Challenge is an opportunity for students to network with over 120 section members and exhibitors, to work to solve a complex environmental problem that is typical of those facing environmental professionals today, and to earn a cash award (top 3 teams) for the best delivery of a problem solution.


To participate, you should take the following steps:

  1. Review the attached Protocol which explains the procedures for participating in the Environmental Challenge.
  2. Review the attached Problem and begin formulating a written proposal, table-top presentation, and formal presentation.
  3. Email your team’s Intent to Participate (include your school name and contact name to receive Environmental Challenge updates) to Chandler Taylor  by no later than October 9, 2015.


It should be a great experience!  If you have questions regarding the Environmental Challenge or the COE, please contact Chandler Taylor by email, or by phone at 952-832-2621.