Alternative Energy Challenge
Chairs: Manav Mandhani and Danilo Pena || firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alternative Energy Challenge is an annual competition hosted by the Student Engineering Council of The University of Texas at Austin. 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, the teams submitted a written report detailing their design and the logistics involved in producing it; in the second, teams gave a formal presentation of their idea to a panel of judges. The top three teams were granted a $1000 budget to actually create their device and present it in the final round before another panel of judges.
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. As it enters its third year, the Alternative Energy Challenge will continue to attract motivated engineering students with a passion for alternative energy.
Congratulations to the three final competing teams! They each created innovative devices and delivered great presentations to our panel of faculty judges.
1st Place: Wind Power
Lead: Guillermo Hernandez
Members: Kevin Blake Perez, Nicholas Phillips
Description: Wind turbine generator that powers handheld devices, designed to collapse into a single portable tube.