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Cyclone Energy sweeps Electri-International Green Energy Challenge for sixth year running

Cyclone Energy 2019 ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge

For five years running, Cyclone Energy has claimed the championship at the ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge, and the team is at it again for 2019.

Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC

For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Cyclone Energy team has earned a first-place finish at the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC), held in Philadelphia on Sept. 29. The six-member team is comprised of civil and construction engineering students from ISU’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ISU CCEE). Cyclone Energy …Continue reading “Cyclone Energy brings home fifth first-place finish in GEC”

Find community at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE

On campus and in Ames community, construction engineering senior shares ways to give back Julie “JP” Penton’s day is made when she can help someone else. “If you can make someone else feel better, then that in itself is the best thing that you can do,” she says. It’s a defining part of her ISU …Continue reading “Find community at Iowa State – Engineer at ISU CCEE”

New year, new team, same goal

Submitted by Julie “JP” Penton, Cyclone Energy member It’s springtime, and Cyclone Energy is ready! After winning last year’s ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge (GEC), the team is working hard to get another win for the books. If they bring home first place this year, it would be the fifth consecutive win. One of the …Continue reading “New year, new team, same goal”

ISU NECA wins Green Energy Challenge for fourth year running, finds volunteer calling

While working to win the Electri International/NECA Green Energy Challenge, students discover ways to give back Can a competition be something more? Beth Hartmann’s answer is “yes!” “It’s a learning curve,” she says. Hartmann is a faculty advisor for the Iowa State University Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, or ISU NECA. This month, …Continue reading “ISU NECA wins Green Energy Challenge for fourth year running, finds volunteer calling”

Cyclone Energy comes full circle in Green Energy Challenge

In 2009, a five-person team of students from Iowa State’s civil, construction and environmental engineering department decided to participate in the Green Energy Challenge. The competition, which is sponsored by the ELECTRI International Foundation, challenges student chapters across the nation to create a proposal for sustainable updates to a building in their community. The students, …Continue reading “Cyclone Energy comes full circle in Green Energy Challenge”

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