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CSE grad students win Dow sustainability competition with energy-collecting windows

Dec. 10, 2017 - A project by Ph.D. students Ryan Connell (materials science) and Samantha Hill (mechanical engineering) to advance low-cost solar concentrating windows won the 2017 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award $10,000 grand prize. Their invention uses novel materials and light-management techniques, to harvest solar energy on the entirety of a building’s exterior without sacrificing its aesthetics or functionality.

The competition runners-up, Ph.D. materials science students Bryan Voigt and Jeff Walter, also presented work to advance solar energy and received a $2,500 prize.

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