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2021 EPA – EmPOWER Air Data Challenge

Entry Deadline Feb 22, 2021
Prize(s) As a challenge winner, you will receive direct support from EPA CAMD staff experts to answer questions and assist you with CAMD tools and data analysis. In addition, you can expect to:

- Receive national recognition for your university or organization, students, and project activities by being featured on the EmPOWER Air Data Challenge webpage and offered opportunities to speak at conferences and events
- Collaborate with EPA and peers to advance power sector-related research and knowledge
- Participate in special networking events and webinars
- Improve understanding of and solve timely and relevant environmental problems
- Gain practical experience working on environmental issues with EPA

While no funding is available for these projects, existing grants may be leveraged by participants, and we suggest that applicants reach out to their communities or other organizations for additional financial support if needed.
Competition Date(s) Feb 22,2021 12:00am - Feb 22,2021 11:59pm
Email EmPOWER@epa.gov
General Info Type of Challenge - Analytics, visualizations, algorithms

JUDGING CRITERIA:

EPA will evaluate the technical merit of each submission using the following factors:
- Clarity and Effectiveness of Proposed Approach (40 points)
- Demonstrates innovative and effective technical approach(es)
- Describes how the proposed project supports EmPOWER Air Data Challenge objectives
- Identifies project schedule and project milestones
- Project Outcomes (40 points)
- Describes specific results and/or products that will be developed
- Describes overall project benefits to stakeholders, other colleges/universities, and/or students
- Discusses how the project advances research and knowledge
- Identify specific project-related metrics
- Partner Capabilities (20 points)
- Briefly states why you’re interested in your proposed project
- Describes qualifications of Project Team and/or Project Director
- Discusses student involvement, if applicable
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