The 5th Annual ECO Challenge brought together students of different disciplines to work as a team to identify and solve sustainability issues, preparing them for the challenges they will face in their careers after they leave OHIO. The final five teams presented to a panel of experts on Nov. 19, 2020, over Microsoft Teams.
The team with the most outstanding proposal according to the judges’ criteria included Bailey Cain, Kelsey Cruttenden, Mikey Loehr, and Megan Veneman from the College of Business; Ashlee Phares and Jenna Miller from the Scripps College of Communication; and Haley Myers and Christian Sheline from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Their proposal focused on the installation of the StepNPull, a foot-operated door opener, in restrooms across campus in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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