Industry Team Q&A Webinar

The 2023-24 JUMP into STEM competition is now in full swing. We are excited to announce an upcoming series of Q&A sessions with industry experts designed to help students prepare their submissions to be market-ready. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions, hear from their peers, and begin brainstorming their submission.

At least 15 attendees are needed for each webinar.

To participate in the session, registration is required. Register for the session by clicking this or using the button below.



Dr. Justin Hill

Andrew Rodgers

Gavin Mabe


Detailed information about industry team members can be found below. 

Dr. Justin Hill, P.E., Principal Research Engineer – Building Load Flexibility R&D, Southern Company

Justin is a principal research engineer in Southern Company’s Energy End Use R&D organization. His research focuses on developing and implementing new technologies that enable grid-interactive efficient buildings, along with developing valuation models for them. He has been involved with Southern Company’s Smart Neighborhood initiative since their conception and is the technical lead for the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood. He has been in this current role since February 2012.  An Alabama native, Justin holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama.

Andrew Rodgers, Co-Founder, ACE IoT Solutions

Andrew is the driving force behind technical strategy and architectural innovation at ACE IoT Solutions. With robust expertise in industrial control systems, critical infrastructure controls, and network engineering, he is deeply committed to ensuring that operational technology systems globally are geared towards a more efficient, carbon-free future. His vision for cross-sector collaboration has been significantly shaped by his participation in the inaugural cohort of Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program (YALP).

Gavin Mabe, P.E., Senior Director of Engineering Operations, Clayton Home Building Group

Gavin is the senior director of engineering operations for the Clayton Home Building Group. He has 22 years of experience with Clayton Homes. He leads a team that provides structural and thermal engineering, and HVAC design support to 40 Clayton Homes off-site manufacturing facilities and nine Clayton Properties on-site builders. In addition, he is responsible for smart home technology implementation and engineering research and development.  Gavin earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.