Trisha Gupta and Vedyun Mishra, master’s degree students in architecture at Syracuse University, presented their team’s project, Enabling the Proliferation of Energy Auditing. The project addresses the need for accurate and cost-effective residential building energy audits by proposing the use of drones, infrared camera technology, and machine learning. The team’s faculty advisor is Dr. Paul Crovella, assistant professor of Forest and Natural Resources Management at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry.

Megan Bush, a senior architectural engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University, presented her team’s project, Solar Powered Light Pipe with Integrated LED Lamps. The project proposes the design of a solar powered light pipe that illuminates interior building spaces with natural sunlight or backup LED illumination. The team’s faculty advisor is Dr. Ray Tesiero, assistant professor of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University.

Sarah Canastra, a second-year industrial engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, presented her team’s project, Load Shifting with Smart Water Heaters: Conservation Without the Cold Showers. The project addresses the challenge that residential peak energy consumption places on the electric grid by proposing to shift water heater energy use to off-peak times. The team’s faculty advisor is Dr. Omar Asensio, assistant professor at the Institute for Data Engineering and Science of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bria Frazier, a dual-degree physics and electrical engineering student, and Zoe Landers, a dual-degree physics and civil engineering student, both juniors at Clark Atlanta University, presented their team’s project, Triboelectric Floor Generator System. The project proposes the design of a flooring system that uses the triboelectric effect to generate a renewable source of energy. The team’s faculty advisor is Dr. Olugbemiga Olatidoye, professor of the Dual Degree in Engineering Program at Clark Atlanta University.

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