Team members from Cyclone Energy celebrate their win. Photos courtesy Beth Hartmann.

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

Members of the Cyclone Energy team outside Iowa State University's Family Resource Center. Photo Courtesy Cyclone Energy.

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

Cyclone Energy after its presentation at the 2017 Green Energy Challenge. Photo courtesy Beth Hartmann.

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 adviser 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

Members of ISU GEC gather around the Boys and Girls Club of Story County sign (Courtesy Beth Hartmann)

Cyclone Energy gears up for a four-peat

With new rules and challenges, Iowa State University: National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter prepares for competition It’s 2017 and Cyclone Energy is back in action! After taking home a three-peat in the NECA and ELECTRI International Green Energy Challenge (GEC) last year, the Iowa State Green Energy Challenge (ISU GEC) Team is shooting for … Continue reading Cyclone Energy gears up for a four-peat

The ISU NECA team poses outside of Edwards Elementary School in Ames (Photo by Kate Tindall)

Cyclone Energy earns third consecutive first place finish in Green Energy Challenge

THE TEAM: Mid-September in a Cyclone Energy practice session. Ten students listen as their peers, one by one, run through a presentation for an ELECTRI/International NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC) proposal. One member, Regan, makes edits to the PowerPoint. The group throws comments up rapid-fire style. There is joking, but there is also an edge in … Continue reading Cyclone Energy earns third consecutive first place finish in Green Energy Challenge

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