This award encourages UAA undergraduates in Engineering to disseminate engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society. For this $2,500 award, undergraduates will initiate a service project that solves engineering and technology-based problems in partnership with local organizations and under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
- Have a meaningful experience working with faculty
- Gain valuable community awareness, particularly in communication with clients
- Broaden your learning of engineering design within a social context
How to Apply:
Look for new award opportunities to be announced in Fall 2015.
Congratulations to the 2015 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering &
Civic Engagement Award Recipients
Chris Joren, Josh Heppner, and Tyler Kobelnyk
Faculty Advisor: Jifeng Peng, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Project: Small Wind Turbine for Alaska Villages
Josh Heppner, Tyler Kobelnyk
and Chris Joren, all UAA Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students, have
been selected for the award and will be working with faculty advisor Jifeng
Peng, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering.
The students' project will
include designing and building a prototype of a small wind turbine for remote Alaskan
villages.The project aims to develop a
technology that provides a practical approach to tap the wind energy potential
in Alaska's rural villages, resulting in an affordable, sustainable and
ecologically responsible energy resource.
Meet the past award recipients and learn about their projects:
2014 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipients - Fairview Community Snow Disposal
2013 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipients - Alma Abaza & Ryan Bergerson
2012 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Forest Knutsen
2011 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Jarrod Nelson
2009 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient
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