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This is Transformative Innovation


WSU has been selected to compete in the 2017 Solar Decathlon competition. This is a student-led competition to design, build and market a home that produces as much energy as it uses (net-zero). We are forming a Student Team to make this happen. This team is open to all WSU students. This is an incredible opportunity for students to be a part of a real-world project. There is a lot of work to be done and opportunities for leadership.

In addition to being a net-zero home, WSU’s entry will also strive toward having a net-zero carbon footprint while creating a future smart home illuminates the opportunities of being an integral part of a smart grid. We are working closely with researchers throughout the university to apply their ground-breaking research in the project. It’s a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge.

The project will be organized into teams focused on Design, Systems Engineering, Construction, and Communications. These teams will work together to build a competitive projects for the 10 contest categories:

Architectural Design, Engineering, Innovation, Communications, Market Potential, Water, Health and Comfort, Home Life, Appliances, Energy Balance

For more information on how you can participate contact: Tim Goheen, Project Manager or Camren Richards, Communications Lead

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We’re looking for Leaders!

We have a 20 hr/wk paid leadership position open for Construction Lead. Bring your passion and expertise and put them to work. Click Here: Student Lead Positions on CougLink

We also are looking for volunteers to coordinate specific aspects of the project as well. Fill out our volunteer form to get involved.

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