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Calling all high school students...

"As the world's need for energy grows and the burning of fossil fuels warms Earth to dangerous levels, the quest to find sustainable, practical solutions to these issues becomes one of the most important tasks that we must undertake today... Saving our environment will not hinge on a singular grand solution, but a constellation of technologies and policies working together."
-Lynn Loo, Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

The Princeton Energy Case Competition offers the chance for high school students to explore a multifaceted solution to a pressing energy problem today. Participants will compete in teams of 1-3 and create a 5 presentation on a solution in one of three categories. The presentation can include visual aids (slide-show, videos, models, etc) or anything else the team sees fit.

Competitors will have their presentations judged by Princeton faculty members in various energy fields and participate in panel discussions with Princeton professors and students. All participants will also get the chance to tour the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratories, Princeton energy facilities such as the solar field and the co-generation natural gas plant, and sustainable research projects from Princeton lab groups such as the rammed earth spiral and the thermoheliodome.

We want to emphasize that this competition is for students interested in all disciplines - science and technology and social sciences and humanities. The world's energy and climate problems can only be solved with combinations of technology and policy, science and psychology, and industry and academia, and the goal of this competition is to reflect how real world solutions are approached.

 

JUDGing Panel (2016)

THOMAS KREUTZ
Energy Systems Analysis Group
Andlinger Center for Energy
and the Environment

***KEYNOTE SPEAKER***

CLAIRE WHITE
Professor
of Civil and Environmental Engineering
and the Andlinger Center for Energy
and the Environment

HANS MEERMAN
Energy Systems Analysis Group
Andlinger Center for Energy
and the Environment