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ATLANTA (May 10, 2018) – ASHRAE today announced its 2018 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants, encompassing a group of 25 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world. The awarded grants total more than $113,000 and will help the winning students to complete undergraduate projects.
The Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants is an ASHRAE program that provides grants to engineering, technical and architectural schools worldwide. Its goal is to increase student knowledge, learning and awareness of the HVAC&R industry through the design and construction of senior projects. Grants are used to fund equipment and supplies for senior projects and two-year technical school projects that focus on ASHRAE-related topics.
“Participating in the ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants Program gives students the opportunity to be challenged through hands-on experience working on a real-world professional project,” says Bill Simpson, chair of the ASHRAE Student Activities Committee. “Not only do these grants provide a greater depth of industry knowledge to undergraduate engineering, technical and architectural students, they demonstrate ASHRAE’s commitment to investing in future generations of building professionals.”
Winning projects were chosen based upon guidelines including: relevance as an ASHRAE-related topic; long-term student impact of the project; amount of funding requested; and the participating students’ involvement with ASHRAE.
This year’s winning projects are:
The top two projects will be presented during the Student Program at ASHRAE’s 2019 Winter Conference, taking place January 12-16, 2019 in Atlanta. Top projects are “A Dual-Use High Efficiency Variable Speed Dehumidifier,” Oklahoma State University and “Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Ice-Plant system under one condensing unit as a demonstrator-on-wheels for Engineering Students,” Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. For more information about the program, please visit www.ashrae.org/grants.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.