August 17, 2020

Every ELECTRI Council meeting features NECA Student Chapters across the country. The very popular Green Energy Challenge competition drew 9 proposal entries from NECA Student Chapters across North America. A jury comprising contractors and industry partners evaluated and scored each proposal and then met by conference call on August 10th to confirm the 2020 finalists. The judges determined that the top scores were so close that ELECTRI will name four top finalists for 2020: Ball State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State and the University of Toronto. The four Student Chapter teams will present their proposals live during NECA 2020 on Monday, October 5th, 11am – 1pm Eastern Time.

Another component of the 2020 Green Energy Challenge is the video competition. This July, ELECTRI’s Talent Initiative offered a virtual competition for the best NECA Student Chapter video in connection with the 2020 Green Energy Challenge. Council members watched eight clips and selected the finalists: Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University and Pennsylvania State University. The winning NECA Student Chapter video will be chosen via online voting during the NECA 2020 LIVE convention in October.   Click this link to watch all eight entries.