We are Alina LaPotin and Nicholas Phillips, civil and mechanical engineering students from the University of Texas at Austin chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World. This year we are very excited to be Co-chairs of the Alternative Energy Challenge! This will be the first year that ESW will host the Alternative Energy Challenge which was previously hosted by the Student Engineering Council with hopes that it will continue to attract motivated engineering students with a passion for alternative energy, creativity, and innovation.
The intent of the competition is for students to create novel ideas for the generation of power using sustainable and renewable methods. In the first phase of the competition, teams will submit a written report detailing their design and the logistics involved in producing it. The top three teams will then be granted a prototyping budget to actually create their device and present it before a panel of judges who will ultimately select a winning team. The competition is run entirely by students, for students, to not only foster innovation in the field of alternative energy but to give competitors the opportunity to gain practical experience in product research and development.
At this stage we are finalizing our budget, and working on publicity so we can announce our first informational session which will be held on February 6th. We would like to thank Michelle Huddleston, a second year Mechanical Engineering Student at UT, for creating this amazing logo for AEC you see on the left.
We are very grateful to Wendy Murphy and IBM Students for a Smarter Planet. We wouldn’t have been able to host the competition this year if it wasn’t for your generous support and continuous commitment to student-led sustainability initiatives.
Here’s an idea to get people to go green.
You can see more at this link on YouTube.
Finals coming up on February 6, 2014 – Go to the web page to vote for your choices for best.
From Latin America, Geekie is the top startup company from the regional finals in Mexico City.
Reengen, Temando and TMC represent Eastern Europe, Australia and southest Asia, respectively.
Shopa brings the best of Europe, while Nova Lumos is the pride of Israel.
The champions of North America are Onfarm and Coriell Life Sciences.