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Posts Tagged ‘Northwestern University’

Opening Day: Seen and Heard

Thursday, October 5, 2017

“You’d think the competition would make the Solar Decathlon feel really intense, but I’m so proud of the sportsmanship I’ve seen. We’ve had teams helping other teams who were affected by extreme weather events, and here are their neighbors sharing plants—I’m going to cry!”
— Linda Silverman, Solar Decathlon Director

Linda Silverman kicked off the opening ceremony with an uplifting speech for decathletes, featuring far more cheers than tears. (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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