2017 Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Contest - Winners Announced

Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 30 students from 10 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes, 4-$500 grand prize awards and 4-$100 honorable mention awards.

The winners were:

Undergraduate Project/Research

Grand Prize:
Isaac Hayes, Western Carolina
Evaluating Recycling in Two Classroom Buildings at Western Carolina University

Honorable Mention:
Bryson Shannon, Western Carolina
Power Output of Flexible Solar Panels

Graduate Research

Grand Prize: 
Steven de Jongh, UNC Charlotte
Transmission-grid modelling for the prediction of renewable infeed and optimal storage placement

Honorable Mention:
Benjamin Hauck, UNC Charlotte
Minimizing life-cycle costs and imbalance of PV-Systems for residential buildings

Graduate Project

Grand Prize:
Sushant Shetgeri, NC State
Integrated Sustainable Building Design for a Net-Zero Energy Building in Chile

Honorable Mention:
Daniel Pate, UNC Wilmington
Developing A Solar Suitability Index for the Wilmington Metropolitan Area Using A Geospatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation

PhD Research

Grand Prize:
Ashfanoor Kabir, NC State
Multilayer AC Winding: Electric Machine Design Approach for Improved Efficiency

Honorable Mention:
Sina Modaresahmadi, UNC Charlotte
The Design of Magnetic Gears for Renewable Energy Applications

Poster Winners

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