Register: OCT/21/2017, Submit: OCT/22/2017, Eligibility: Designers, architects, professionals, students; individually, (interdisciplinary) teams up to 4 members which can be from different countries and universities, Fee: 55 USD (JUN/07 – JUL/08/2017), 75 USD (JUL/09 – AUG/12/2017), 95 USD (AUG/13 – OCT/21/2017), Awards: 1st Place 5,000 USD, 3 Runner-up Awards 1,000 USD each, 10 Honorable Mentions, Directors’ Choice Award
Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, transuranic waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process lasting thousands of years. To address this issue, millions of barrels of highly radioactive waste have been buried in repositories deep beneath the earth’s surface. One such disposal site is the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico, United States.