Alternative Energy Challenge

Angie Cawagas,

CGI-U 2008

Time    TowardGift of Energy & Climate Change

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Commitment Information

  • Type: Student Group
  • Target: Domestic and International Challenges
  • Focus Area: Energy & Climate Change
  • Hours Committed: 200 hours/week


Our goal is to raise awareness about energy and climate issues facing the world now and in the future. We will further facilitate the professional education of students in the Cockrell School of Engineering through the promotion of: Interdisciplinary technical skills, teamwork and leadership, project management (deadlines, budgets, design


We, the officers of the Student Engineering Council, have already committed between $10,000 and $15,000 from the council's budget to fund teams for the construction of devices and prizes money. Teams that pass the design phase of the competition will receive approximately $1,000 for the materials required to build their device. They will then build, test, and present their device to a panel of professors who will judge the devices according to the following criteria: A weighted energy score determined by the characteristics of the generated energy, potential for scale-up, durability (usability in different circumstances) and reliability (maintenance required), ease of implementation, aesthetics, and adherence to budgetary requirements. Having already acquired funding, the largest current hurdle is how to work with the University (or other partners like Whole Foods) to build and install student designed devices on or around campus.



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