Architectural engineering team earns NCEES prize

Architectural engineering team earns NCEES prize

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A team of UNL student engineers earned a $7,500 award from NCEES for its design work on a vertical farm project for an AEI competition.
A team of UNL student engineers earned a $7,500 award from NCEES for its design work on a vertical farm project for an AEI competition.
A team of UNL student engineers' vertical farm project for a competition has earned a $7,500 national prize awarded by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

The Nebraska Engineering team -- comprised of 2015 master of architectural engineering graduates Alycia Noble, Sara Robbins, Adam Steinbach, Wyatt Suddarth, Andrew Reinke, Linsey Rohe and Josh Wilson, and current students Brianna Brass, Kate Fickle and Geof Wright -- was mentored by faculty and staff from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. 

A team from Marquette University was awarded the top overall prize of $25,000 and five $7,500 awards were also given.

In the student design compeititon of the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), competing teams were tasked with designing a vertical farm building for a non-profit growing power. The building would have to be constructed in the diverse climates of both Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Miami, Florida.

Eleven teams entered the competition and the top six entries in each of the five categories were asked to present their designs at the annual AEI conference in Milwaukee in late March.

The UNL team of Wright, Reinke and Wilson won in the electrical systems design category, and the mechanical systems design team of Noble, Robbins, Suddarth and Brass was a runner-up.