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October 5-15, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Northwestern University’

Opening Day: Seen and Heard

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“OK, here we go. Smile!”
— Jack Dempsey, event photographer

All 11 Solar Decathlon teams gathered together on Decathlete Way before the opening ceremony to take the traditional student team photo. (Credit: Jack Dempsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)
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There Are No Glass Ceilings in This Solar Village

Thursday, August 10, 2017

By Olivia Wolford

Engineer, entrepreneur, builder, leader: who are you picturing right now? Actually, these titles are held by several incredible collegiate women who have leadership roles on the Solar Decathlon 2017 teams.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is the world’s premier design-build competition, challenging students to create an energy efficient, solar-powered house that must perform in 10 contests during a nine-day public event. It’s also a real-world platform where women are proving that they are some of the brightest rising stars in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, before they even graduate.

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