The California Space Grant Consortium and The IDEA Student Center at the University of California, San Diego joined efforts this year to award research scholarships to ten deserving IDEA Scholars. Selected students were awarded $1,000 each and were asked to create a project related to Smart Solar Farms, under the guidance of UCSD Professor Carlos Coimbra.
Not only did these scholars receive exposure to a variety of research methods to help them develop their skills, but they also gained valuable experience working on complex projects with a diverse group of participants. In spring 2013, students presented their projects before a panel which included Professor Coimbra, graduate student mentor David Larson, the Assistant Director of the IDEA Center Gennie Miranda and the Assistant Director of the California Space Grant Consortium, Tehseen Lazzouni. Another follow up presentation will take place this fall.
The awardees and their projects appear below:
|Yoseph Alemayehu||Molecular Nano Technology and Nano Scale Semiconductors|
|Therese Cardoso Lovelle||Interactive Solar Forecasting Data Visualization Models|
|Yahya Hafez||NanoFluid-Based Heat Exchange|
|Julian Land||Power Management and Control System|
|Rene Martinez||Toucan Beak Heat Exchanger|
|Ann Meek||Smart Grids|
|Rogelio Nunez Florez||Smart Solar Farm|
|Barbara Samano||Heat Transfer Optimization in a Smart Solar Power Plant|
|Sarah Segobia||Cryogenic Storage Tank Insulation|
|James Torres||Wind Adaptable Solar Panel Base|