for Rutgers New Brunswick Undergraduate Students
Sponsored by The Rutgers Energy Institute
Submit an implementable plan to reduce student direct and/or indirect energy consumption at Rutgers that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes more eco-friendly practices. Students must demonstrate how energy can be conserved by creating innovative solutions to energy expenditures through a written proposal plan. Proposals will be forwarded the President’s Task Force on Climate Change and Resilience.
The competition is open to all undergraduate students of any disciplinary in New Brunswick-Piscataway campus.
- Multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams are strongly encouraged.
- Teams and individuals may compete. Teams must be comprised of no more than five individuals.
- Teams are encouraged to secure a faculty member or University Staff Professional to fill an advisory role.
- Only one entry per team will be accepted.
General Entry Guidelines
The plan, no more than 10 pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, Font Size 12) should contain an analysis of costs and energy savings, a timeline for implementation, proposal implementation suggestions, and how the costs and energy savings were calculated. Proposals may be developed by individuals or by groups of individuals in teams. Advice from the faculty is permitted, but the plans must be conceived and written by students or student teams. The plan is to be submitted with the cover page, available for download at http://rei.rutgers.edu; the cover page does not count towards the page limit.
Submission and Contest Deadline
- 2020-2021 Energy Innovation Contest Cover Page
- 2020-2021 Energy Innovation Contest Rules and Guidelines
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