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ASHRAE has announced a call for entries for its 2020 HVAC&R Student Paper Competition.

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor and Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE.

The ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Competition seeks to recognize research conducted by ASHRAE’s student members in any of the following areas:

  • HVAC technology
  • Building services
  • Indoor environmental control
  • Energy performance of buildings

A key component of the requirements is the preparation of a paper that is based on an accepted BS or MS thesis.

Entrants for the 2020 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Paper Competition:

  • Will submit a six-page maximum length paper that is based on an accepted BS or MS thesis by December 6, 2019.
  • Will give a 10-minute oral presentation before a jury on Saturday, February 1, at ASHRAE’s 2020 Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • Will prepare a poster for display during the oral presentation.

Entrants will be notified by February 2 of the competition results. The first-place winner will represent ASHRAE at the 2020 World Student Competition, which takes place at the REFCOLD India 2020 conference, November 2020, India. Travel expenses, hotel and conference registration will be paid by ASHRAE.

Pictured are student finalists and jury from the 2019 Competition (left to right): David Claridge, Rohit Upadhyay (British Columbia Institute of Technology), Angelos Mylonas (Technical University of Denmark), Bill Bahnfleth, Joe Firrantello.

More information about the competition and requirements are available:

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If you have questions, contact Tony Giometti at giometti@ashrae.org.