Newsline / News

ASHRAE Launches Student Challenge

August 13, 2012
ATLANTA — A new student design competition from ASHRAE is focused on taking advantage of today’s technology to provide simple, affordable solutions that benefit people around the world.

The 2013 Applied Engineering Challenge is for the design of a solar-powered (or powered by another renewable source) portable refrigeration unit with a holding volume of 1 cubic foot. This device could be used to transport small essential cargo (perishable foods, pharmaceuticals, organs, sensitive equipment, etc.). The temperature inside the box must be maintained at 25°F (or -4°C) continuously without an external power supply, in an ambient environment of 100°F (or 38°C). This device must be easily made anywhere in the world, especially in developing economies.

The new competition was developed under the 2012-13 ASHRAE theme, “Broadening ASHRAE’s Horizons,” by Tom Watson, ASHRAE fellow and president. The theme emphasizes the role of ASHRAE members as leaders in the application of sustainable design and practices in communities worldwide.

“I’m asking ASHRAE and the industry to look at technology that can be applied throughout the globe in applications that are simple, affordable, and easy to use,” Watson said. “Specifically with the Applied Engineering Challenge, we’re looking for technologies that can be built very inexpensively and effectively, and provide an immediate benefit to people around the world.”

Watson said he hopes to attract students from around the world at traditional engineering schools and also students at other institutions such as technical schools that may not have been heavily involved with ASHRAE.

The deadline for entry is June 2, 2013. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/engineeringchallenge.

Publication date: 8/13/2012

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con