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2014 NCEES Engineering Award winners

Grandprize winner

The Seattle University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the grand prize winner of the 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. The award jury met June 3, 2014, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.

The department received the top prize for its submission, Microgrid System for a Wind and Solar Farm Located in Rural Kenya (PDF). For the project, electrical engineering students worked as part of a team that also included faculty, professional engineers, and other professionals to design a hybrid wind- and solar-power microgrid system to provide electricity to a school and surrounding community in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.

The jury praised the project for its strong interaction with professional engineers as well as its applications for communities in the United States and abroad.

Additional winners

The jury selected five additional winners to receive awards of $7,500 each:

Browse through all past award winners.

NCEES Engineering Award book

Download the NCEES Engineering Award book (PDF), a publication that highlights each year’s winning projects.