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2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference
February 4-8, 2023

2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference Student Program

A special program for students will take place at the 2022 Winter Conference. Events and activities include a mixer, technical talks, student roundtable and an AHR Expo tour. Students are also encouraged to attend recommended technical sessions throughout the conference.

Recommended Technical Sessions   |    Student Program

An orientation took place on Tuesday January 17th at 1pm EDT. A recording of the webinar is available here.

>> Any questions about the Student Program please contact students@ashrae.org

 Saturday, February 4th

Plenary Session   3:15 pm – 5 pm

The Plenary will feature a keynote from Peter Leyden, a leading expert on new technologies and future trends. The Plenary Session also features presentations from the Honors and Awards programs, including the First Place winners of the Student Design Competition and Setty Family Foundation Applied Engineering Challenge.

 Sunday, February 5th

Student Program   8 am – 3:30 pm

The program will feature technical talks, a career panel Q&A session, a group activity, plus a poster session with winners of the Design Competition and recipients of ASHRAE’s Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants.

Technical Talk #1 8:00-8:45am
Basics of Building Control System Engineering presented by TC1.4’s Jim Coogan and Michelle Shadpour

Will cover:

  • BAS as a major component of building infrastructure
  • BAS as the primary tool to operate a building
  • BAS as a sum of parts, each specified, selected, installed, commissioned, and maintained sensors, valves, actuators, UI, etc.
  • BAS comprised of subsystems, each with a Sequence of Operation
  • BAS as a physical realization of Control Theory
  • BAS as a special purpose computer network (options for hierarchy and structure)
  • BAS as a part of the IOT

Technical Talk #2 9:00-9:45am
Basics of Load and Ventilation Calculations presented by Don Brandt

Will cover:

  • Fundamental ideas in mechanical building design
  • Don will go through an example building and teach some of the key concept of mechanical systems: load calculations and ventilation rates.

Career Panel 10:00 to 11:00am

K-12/STEM Group Activity 11:15-12:15

Lunch 12:30-1:15pm       

Poster Session 1:30-3:30pm  

 Monday, February 6th

Student Branch Advisor Roundtable   10 am – noon

Student branch advisors are invited to join representatives from the Student Activities Committee to brainstorm ideas for the future.

AHR Expo Tour    noon – 3 pm

Lunch with Manufacturers! Come have lunch with some manufacturers from the AHR Show and learn about their work, followed by a guided tour of the tradeshow floor. This event is put on by the ASHRAE Student Activities Committee and AHR.