Friday, 25 October 2013 09:58

Clean Tech Early College High School Student Receives Innovator Award

By Staff Report | Education

TROY—The Hudson-Mohawk Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in conjunction with the New York Solar Energy Society, awarded Clean Tech ECHS student Brian Pfeil the 2013 “Dr. Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy Energy Innovator” award.

This award is presented to an outstanding high school senior from the Hudson-Mohawk Section geographic region who has demonstrated academic excellence in STEM-related subjects and who plans to continue his/her studies after high school in an energy-related field. 

Brian, a senior from Burnt Hills High School, attends the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART in Malta.  Brian was recommended for the award by his Photovoltaics Theory and Design college instructor as well as by faculty of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries ECHS.  Brian’s junior year capstone project focused on a system designed to capture energy from vehicular traffic.
ASME, initially established as the America
n Society of Mechanical Engineers, is a world-wide, non-profit, professional organization with the mission to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life, and communicating the excitement of engineering. The Hudson-Mohawk Section serves the upstate New York region and includes Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington, Schoharie, Delaware, Montgomery and Fulton counties. 

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