2009-2010

WPI Students Win the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Community Engagement Award

WPI students Travis Collins, Christpher Gowell, and Aaron Hall-Stinson have been selected as recipients of the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium Engagement Award as a result of their IQP work with the Worcester Art Museum.

From left to right, WPI students Aaron Scott Hall-Stinson, Christopher Gowell, Travis Collins; Professor Randy Stoecker of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and WPI Professor Stephen Bitar.

WPI students Travis Collins, Christpher Gowell, and Aaron Hall-Stinson have been selected as recipients of the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium Engagement Award as a result of their IQP work with the Worcester Art Museum.  A reception and awards program will be held on Tuesday, March 2, from 6-7 pm, in Tilton Hall at Clark University.

The purpose of their IQP was to conduct a Green Energy Evaluation of the Worcester Art Museum, to determine the efficiency of the facility's energy consumption and provide a green technology solution to supplement current and future usages. Through a systematic audit, current energy usages on a device by device basis were outlined in order to create an energy projection. Photovoltaics, green roofs, and wind power were examined, as well as sources of funding for these technologies. Through research and consultations, the focus was narrowed to a photovoltaic design, which prompted a solar evaluation of nearby photovoltaic arrays.  Given researched funding sources, two possible photovoltaic array installation options were proposed, comprising an effective energy subsidizing strategy. 

February 15, 2010

 
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