A senior project by four Cal Poly mechanical engineering students won a national competition and its $2,000 top prize for an air-conditioning system that uses reclaimed rainfall while cutting household energy costs.
The Cal Poly team of Sunghood Chung of Seattle, Austin Hochstetler of Redwood City, Sean Bybee of Torrance and Antonio De Jesus Aguayo of Santa Maria received first place in the 2017 Applied Engineering Challenge held by the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering. Professors Steffen Peuker and Jesse Maddren served as faculty advisers.
The award was presented Jan. 20 at the society’s winter conference in Chicago.
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Sam Colwell of Morro Bay has been named to the Deans’ List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
Colwell, a junior political science student, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Arts and Sciences. Colwell achieved a 3.7 grade-point average or better for fall semester.