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Pollution Prevention Intern program. K-State Engineering Extension. P2 Interns. Pilot year Partnership with EPA and KDHE Supported by Laverne Bitsy-Baldwin Kimberly Douglas Alok Bhandari. P2 Interns.

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Pollution prevention intern program

Pollution Prevention Intern program

K-State Engineering Extension

September 15, 2006


P2 interns
P2 Interns

  • Pilot year

  • Partnership with EPA and KDHE

  • Supported by

    • Laverne Bitsy-Baldwin

    • Kimberly Douglas

    • Alok Bhandari

September 15, 2006


P2 interns1
P2 Interns

  • Designed to link top-level engineering and environmental sciences students with business and industry. These collaborations will focus on projects to reduce industrial emissions and wastes, while benefiting the Kansas environment.

September 15, 2006


Real world industry experience
Real-world industry experience

September 15, 2006


Program elements
Program elements

  • Applications due January 31st

  • Match industries and interns

  • Paid internships

  • No academic credit, unless combine with Nebraska P3 curriculum

September 15, 2006


Program elements con t
Program elements con’t

  • Week long training via Iowa

  • Placement x 10-11 weeks

  • Support

  • Intern retreat

  • Final reports and presentations

    • Recommendation

    • P2 quantifications

September 15, 2006


Impacts
Impacts

  • Waste diverted

  • Energy saved

  • Emissions reduced

  • Dollars saved

September 15, 2006


Lessons learned
Lessons learned

  • Early matches

  • Pre-placement site visits

  • Assistance with housing

  • Accessibility to engineering advisors

  • P2 equipment use and sharing

September 15, 2006


2006 p2 interns
2006 P2 Interns

September 15, 2006


Monarch cement co humboldt kans
Monarch Cement Co.Humboldt, Kans.

Christopher Frampton,

Chemical engineer major

September 15, 2006


P2 intern training
P2 Intern Training

  • Training using the Iowa P2 intern training program

    • Late May Sunday – Thursday

    • Topics

    • Site tours

    • Engineering advisors

    • E-mail sharing list serve

September 15, 2006


Frontier oil refining el dorado kans
Frontier Oil RefiningEl Dorado, Kans.

Ryan Hamel

Bio-Ag engineering major

September 15, 2006


Intern evaluations
Intern evaluations

  • “This (experience) represents a significant achievement in my professional career.”

  • “Excellent experience, thanks for allowing me to be part of this internship.”

  • “Being in a plant and working with all departments gave me a chance not only to develop the project, but also broaden my background in engineering.”

September 15, 2006


Intern evaluations1
Intern evaluations

  • “This internship provides environmental training not usually given in other core curriculum or internships.”

  • “You get a real industry experience.  There is no limit to what you can approach and have amazing opportunity to possibly enact change within the company.”

September 15, 2006


Columbian chemical co ulysses kans
Columbian Chemical Co.Ulysses, Kans.

Nathan Fritz

Chemical engineering major

September 15, 2006


2007 program
2007 Program

  • Increase from four to seven interns

  • Separate grant will add two healthcare interns

  • More involvement from engineering advisors

September 15, 2006


Haldex brakes iola kans
Haldex BrakesIola, Kans.

Ignacio Sala

Industrial engineering major

September 15, 2006


P2 interns2
P2 Interns

Questions or recommendations?

Applications due January 31st

  • Nlarson@ksu.edu

  • DCarter@ksu.edu

September 15, 2006