UM Fourth in Solar Decathlon Engineering Competition
In Thursday's engineering portion of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., the university's WaterShed team placed fourth out of nineteen entrants from around the world--with only four points separating the top four competitors in the engineering category. The team's showing was sufficient to keep WaterShed in first place overall going into the final days of the event, with the market appeal, communications, energy balance and measured performance competitions remaining to decide the final winner. The UM team comprises over 200 students from diverse disciplines including architecture, engineering, environmental science and technology, plant sciences, landscape architecture, and numerous others.
September 30, 2011