NHA, DOE Announce University Student Hydrogen Design Contest
The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the “1st Annual University Student Hydrogen Design Contest.”
“Today’s students are the future of the new hydrogen industry and critical to achieving the vision of a hydrogen economy,” said NHA. “To aid in the development of the hydrogen economy and engage students in the progression of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, [NHA] and [DOE] are looking for innovative and imaginative designs for a next-generation hydrogen fueling station.”
According to NHA, teams of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in North American colleges and universities during the 2003 to 2004 academic year are eligible to compete in the contest. NHA said team design projects will be evaluated on “a variety of criteria,” including technical, scientific, environmental and economic analyses; incorporation of novel technology; and overall quality of the final submission. The winning team will present its design at the NHA Annual Conference scheduled for April 27 to 30, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA.
After the release of final contest rules and guidelines next month, NHA said team registration and design statements will be due by December 15, with a final entry deadline set for March 1, 2004.
Contact: Patrick Serfass, NHA, phone 202-223-5547, website http://www.hydrogenconference.org/contest.asp.
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