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Winter Seminar: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

You are cordially invited to the Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series

Speaker: Timothy Hight
Location: EC 326
Time: 4:00 - 5:00

Topic:  SCU Solar Decathlon Design and Technology

Abstract:  SCU has participated in the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon intercollegiate competition in 2007 and 2009, and is preparing our design for the 2013 competition.  This talk presents an overview of our past entries and competition results, as well as a look ahead at our 2013 design.  I will highlight some of our design innovations in the context of our overall approach to the contest, and our successes.

Bio:   Tim Hight has been at SCU since 1984, and was chair of the mechanical engineering department from 1998 to 2011.  He has his MS and PhD from Stanford University, and BS from CalTech.  His major teaching interest is in mechanical design, and he developed and supervises the senior design project program for the department.  Dr. Hight has been the faculty project manager for SCU’s 2007, 2009, and 2013 Solar Decathlon projects.