UNH Hamel Scholar, Jason Plant, has an unending desire to take advantage of every opportunity the university has to offer.
Last year, Jason entered the Social Venture Innovation Challenge with his project HydroPhos Solutions. His team’s idea was to use filtration technology to extract phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants, then resell it to the fertilizer industry--turning harmful waste into something environmentally beneficial. He and his fellow teammates earned the “Most Impact Potential” and “First Place Audience Choice” awards.
With his Hamel Scholar Task Force, Substance Misuse Awareness, Jason hopes to leverage a connection he has through Richard Branson, British business magnate, to lend support to ongoing legal advocacy work regarding substance use and incarceration and efforts to achieve more humane and rational drug laws.