Hydrogen-based design contest for college students announced

Submitted by Rex Hazelton

2008-10-01 16:28:42

The Hydrogen Education Foundation is organizing a contest for teams of college students to design a new green Student Center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York Farmingdale Campus on Long Island, NY.
Contest Rules Now Available.
Get Involved!

Make your Clean Energy Ideas a Reality
Universities are key to educating our nation about the importance of developing clean energy technologies and green buildings. Imagine your team has $28 Million USD to design a new green Student Center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York - Farmingdale Campus on Long Island, NY. Contest teams are challenged to design a new, energy efficient Student Center complete with bookstore, meeting rooms, a food court and other amenities which use power from hydrogen produced from renewable sources.

Form a team today and compete for the best designs. The official rules and guidelines for this year's Contest are now available at:
Download them and get started on your design!
Team Registration Open

The Contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, with teams typically consisting of ten students and one faculty advisor. Winning teams will be eligible for up to $5,000 in funding to travel to the 2009 NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo in Columbia, SC to present their designs to over 1,000 energy industry leaders. Get your team together and register today!

Not sure if you can get a team together? Contact HEF staff to see if we can assist you, and be sure to sign up for the Contest mailing list to assure that you are kept up to date on all Contest developments:

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
The success of the Hydrogen Student Design Contest relies strongly on the support of industry and government each year. Sponsor support has helped over 400 students participate in the Contest over the past three years. This year's current sponsors have helped us create this year's theme and guidelines. Your additional support will help to support the students, making sure as many students from the deserving winning teams are able to present their designs to industry leaders.

Two-thirds of the funding goes directly to the winning teams to showcase their designs at the NHA Conference and Hydrogen Expo. Is your organization willing to help support this year's contest? Benefits of sponsorship include:
Positioning your organization as a leader in the shift towards alternative and sustainable energy development
Corporate exposure of your organization among hydrogen and energy industry leaders, and among key student populations
Supporting students and hydrogen education, including the future scientists and engineers in the energy and sustainable design industries
Developing business opportunities with industry leaders
Receiving a copy of each team's complete design solution
Gaining the opportunity to participate on the judging panel

The Hydrogen Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so all
contributions are tax-deductible. Donations of $10,000, $5,000, or $2,000 are suggested. The HEF will administer the Student Design Contest and guarantee that any unused funds will be contributed towards future Contests.

To sponsor, or for additional information, please contact Rex Hazelton via email (see above) or by phone at 202-223-5547x 322

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