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Weatherhead Student Partners with Engineering Students to Advance in Shell Energy Challenge

Posted 2.13.2019

Four students from Case Western Reserve University will advance to the semifinals in the 2018-2019 Future of Energy Challenge.

How can we build energy solutions while limiting CO2? Students from Weatherhead School of Management and Case School of Engineering took on this question, and their solution earned them a semi-final spot in this national competition. As one of 11 teams chosen to proceed to the next round, the group of students was assembled through the CWRU Great Lakes Energy Institute’s ThinkEnergy fellowship.

The Future of Energy Challenge is supported by Shell and challenges participants to answer the question: “How might we provide much more energy for growing global population while finding ways to emit much less CO2?”

The CWRU team proposed a solution that involves developing technology related to wireless power transfer to and from electric vehicles for grid energy storage.  Over the next six weeks, the team will work closely with mentors from Shell’s Future Energy Lions and New Energies Research and Technologies groups to develop their idea into a presentation. Teams will then compete for one of three spots to attend Shell’s conference, Make the Future California 2019.

Harsh Ranjan, a second year MBA student, represented Weatherhead School of Management. Additional team members, Emily Dickens, Abhenav Murthy and Aayush Parikh, are from the Case School of Engineering.

Winning teams will be notified in March 2019.

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