Walton Initiatives award students for sustainability solutions

Students pose with awards at Intel fairAt last month's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, ASU’s Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives presented six high school students with Walton Sustainability Solutions Awards. The awards recognized the students' innovative solutions to societal challenges, including ebola prevention, waste management and carbon emissions. “Our winners demonstrated how combining multiple disciplines can develop creative solutions to global challenges,” said Kelly Saunders, a program manager for the Walton Initiatives. “They don’t see some barriers experienced researchers see; it frees them to develop out-of-the-box solutions. They are relentless and resilient in the face of challenges.” Each of the students will receive a prize of $2,500 to further their research and development.