Sustainable Development Award Registration Officially Concludes
Judges Also Announced in Preparation for the Awards Ceremony in
Philadelphia This September
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/14 -- Odebrecht USA and
Braskem America have announced that registration for the 2014
Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development has officially ended as
of May 31st. The closing of registration marks the third year
Odebrecht USA and Braskem America have invited university students
nationwide to search for innovative technologies and methods to
promote sustainable and responsible development.
The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development was created in 2008
in Brazil and is now celebrated through competitions in Angola,
Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, the
United States and Venezuela.
Almost 700 students from more than 200 academic institutions in the
United States have participated in the competition to date. Previous
winning universities include University of Cincinnati, University of
California Berkeley, Florida International University, Rice
University, Johns Hopkins University and North Carolina State
Each applicant's project will now be processed through a Screening
and Internal Committee Review, as well as an External Judge Panel, in
order to determine the recipients of this year's award. Projects will
be judged by their applicability, technical contribution, content,
reasoning and depth, and clarity and presentation.
The 2014 external panel of judges includes:
Blake D. Welling, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: A mechanical
engineering graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, Welling, currently
the Branch Chief of the Commission, has spent over two decades as an
inspector and assessor of the safety of industries that use nuclear
Cristina Jorge Schwarz, Apex Companies, LLC: The program manager for
a national environmental consulting and engineering firm, Schwarz is
also active as a guest speaker focusing on preventing and reducing
environmental impact and energy use.
Dave Mashek, Meinert/Mashek Communications: A successful partner in
the presentation and communication of projects, Mashek specializes in
developing and implementing integrated public affairs strategies.
David E. Nash, Nash Daniels Advisors LLC: As senior advisor, Nash
provides planning and business consulting services for organizations
evaluating integrated planning for sustainability and government
Ed Miller: The 2013 recipient for "Engineer of the Year" by the
National Society of Broadcast Engineers, Miller has spent over 50
years working in broadcast technology and has served as the National
President of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
Erin Krampetz, Ashoka U: As the co-founder and community director of
Ashoka U, Krampetz aims to make colleges and universities become hubs
of social innovation through strategic development.
Neal McAliley, White & Case: Working with clients on environmental
issues, McAliley's responsibilities include federal agency permitting
and criminal enforcement of federal environment laws.
Randall Moreland, Moreland Architecture + Sustainable Design: The
recent head of sustainability for an international architecture firm
based in Miami, Moreland has an eye for blending the aesthetically
pleasing with an environmentally friendly resolution.
The award ceremony, to be held at the Franklin Institute in
Philadelphia, will take place September 23, 2014. $65,000* in prizes
will be awarded, with the winning project receiving $40,000,
including $20,000 to the student(s) involved, $10,000 to the advising
professor, and $10,000 to the university.
* All numbers herein are before taxation in accordance with state and
Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a company of Brazilian
origin with a global presence. Odebrecht is Latin America's leader in
engineering and construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, and also
operates in the areas of bioenergy, water utilities, defense, real
estate, properties, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and transportation and
logistics. Operating in 21 countries, Odebrecht has more than 180,000
team members of 70 different nationalities and exports products and
services to more than 70 countries worldwide. Our engineering and
construction division has 70 years of experience and more than 35
years of international presence. Over the past 25 years, Odebrecht
USA has built a portfolio of more than 60 projects worth more than
$6.4 billion, delivering vital infrastructure projects for federal,
state and local governments, as well as important private developers
in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, California, North Carolina, and South
Carolina. For more about Odebrecht, please visit www.odebrecht.com.
Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic
resins in the Americas and the world's leading biopolymers producer,
manufacturing green polyethylene from sugarcane-based ethanol. With
36 industrial plants in Brazil, the United States and Germany, the
company produces over 35 billion pounds of thermoplastic resins and
other petrochemicals per year, creating more environmental-friendly,
intelligent and sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics
that improve people's lives.
Braskem is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging
Markets, the Carbon Efficient Index (ICo2) and the Corporate
Sustainability Index of the BM&FBovespa - Securities, Commodities and
Futures Exchange. Braskem is a member of the United Nations' platform
for more sustainable industries and its sustainability annual report
is rated level A+. Fast Company ranks Braskem among its world's top
50 most innovative companies for using renewable sources to take the
oil out of plastic.
Braskem America is the leading producer of polypropylene in the
United States, with five production plants located in Texas,
Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a Technology and Innovation
Center in Pittsburgh. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Braskem America
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem S.A. For more information,
Documents and/or Photos available for this release:
2013 Odebrecht Award Ceremony at the Arsht Center, in Miami
To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to
www.enr-corp.com/pressroom and enter Release ID: 373719
Phone: (305) 341-8861
Phone: (215) 841-3194
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