Carnegie Mellon University
February 12, 2013

Students Win SPI Student Scholarship Competition

Students Win SPI  Student  Scholarship Competition

Madelyn Gioffre (CEE ’15) and Natalie Peracchio (DC ’15) have been awarded the third place prize in the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s "Plastics Mean Innovation" 2012 Student Scholarship Competition. The competition challenged current and recently graduated students to create a brief two to four minute video showing the versatility of plastics.  

Gioffre and Peracchio’s winning video discussed a current collaborative project with Engineers Without Borders and students across various departments.  The students are developing a machine to automate the recycling process to reuse plastic bottles and create thatched roofing material to be used in Ecuador. For their winning submission they were awarded an individual cash grant as well as a grant for their programs. 

Congratualtions Madelyn and Natalie!

(pictured above: Natalie Peracchio - left and Madelyn Gioffre- right)