2016 Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Contest - Winners Announced

Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. 34 students from 12 universities competed to win $2,500 in cash prizes, 4-$500 grand prize awards and 4-$150 honorable mention awards.

The winners were:

Undergraduate Project

Grand Prize:
Kristen Venditti, UNCC : Solar Supported Electric Vehicle

Honorable Mention:
Ryan Gillespie, ASU : E-Bike User Study

Undergraduate Research

Grand Prize:
Alex Hsain, NCSU : Waste Not, Walk On: Mechanical-to-Electrical Energy Harvesting Utilizing Reverse Electrowetting

Honorable Mention:
Jabari Myles, ASU : Segmenting Energy Consumers With Demographics, Building Characteristics and Power Consumption Behavioral Clustering to Reduce Peak Power Consumption

Graduate Research

Grand Prize:
Michael Chiseni, UNCC : The Hydroelectric Power Industry in Zambia and the Impacts of Climate Change

Honorable Mention:
Brendan Manley, UNCW : Solar in North Carolina: Past, Present, and Future

PhD Research

Grand Prize:
Vikram Patil, NCSU : Ocean Compressed Air Energy Storage Using Liquid Piston

Honorable Mention:
Rui Su, NCSU : Novel heteroleptic julolidine-based oxygen-containing strong electron donor antennas of bipyridyl Ru(II) complexes outperformed the benchmark N719 for dye-sensitized solar cells: A structure-property relationship study

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Students: Keep your eye out for the Call for Abstracts to be a part of the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit!

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