Solatrium structural design project wins CEE Provost's MQP Award

Greg Freeman recognized for his outstanding project work on the Solar Decathalon house

The Provost's MQP Awards offer recognition to those students who have completed outstanding Major Qualifying Projects as a demonstration of their competency in a chosen academic discipline. The awardee in Civil Engineering for 2013 is Gregory Freeman for his project "Structural Design and Construction of the Solatrium for the Solar Decathalon China Competition", advised by Professors Tahar El-Korchi, Pinar Okumus and Steven Van Dessel.

The Solar Decathalon is an award-winning program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, that challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. More information on Team BEMANY (BE for Belgium, MA for Massachusetts, and NY for New York) can be found here. Students and faculty will build the Solatrium for the August 2013 competition in Datong, China. Congratulations to Greg for his outstanding contributions to this competition.

April 25, 2013

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