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Design Competition: 2008 Student Winners
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2008 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

Student Class Winning Entries


1st Place: Store Unix—Jake M. Kinch from Purdue Univeristy
2nd Place: Waste Water Heat Exchanger—Alessandro Spinelli from Stevens Institute of Technology
3rd Place: Aluminum Storm Protection Curtain—Corey W. Friedenberger from Pennsylvania State University

Hydro Sustainable Design Award Winner: Dissolve Computing, submitted by Scott Bodaly from Carleton University

Honorable Mention: Modular Solar Heat Exchanger (MoSHE), submitted by Thomas Sebastian from NC State University

1st Place: Store Unix, submitted by Jake M. Kinch from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana

For First Place, winning a $3,000 scholarship, Jake M. Kinch of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana won for his design of the Store Unix, a collapsible storage trailer/container that aids in reducing wind resistance, especially cross winds, ultimately increasing fuel efficiency in semi-trailers. This design features collapsible sides made from extruded aluminum and because it increases fuel efficiency, makes it eco-friendly. Click on image at right to see full size.



2nd Place: Waste Water Heat Exchanger, submitted by Alessandro Spinelli from Stevens Institute of Technology at Lakewood, New Jersey

Second Place, winning a $2,000 scholarship, went to Alessandro Spinelli of Stevens Institute of Technology in Lakewood, New Jersey for his Waste Water Heat Exchanger design, a modified version of an all-copper unit that uses heat from shower, sink, and dishwasher waste water to heat the integral fresh water supply line thus reducing the load on the hot water heater. Click on image at left for full size.

3rd Place: Aluminum Storm Protection Curtain, submitted by Corey W. Friedenberger from Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania

The Third Place winner was Corey W. Friedenberger of Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania who received a $1,000 scholarship for his Aluminum Storm Protection Curtain design, which is an improved design on currently available products for storm protection. This window protection system offers a reusable, durable, and aesthetically pleasing solution to storm window coverings.

Hydro Sustainable Design Award Winner: Dissolve Computing, submitted by Scott Bodaly from Carleton University at Ottawa, Ontario

Scott Bodaly of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada won the Hydro Sustainable Design Award and a $2,500 scholarship for his Dissolve Computing design. This is a fully recyclable laptop computer designed to easily slide apart allowing users with minimal technological knowledge to upgrade their own computers and extend the life of the device. At the end of the product’s life the aluminum extruded casing and other parts can be recycled and viable parts can be saved for future use. It was designed in response to the take-back laws that are in affect in Europe and are forecasted for North America. Click on image to see full size.

Honnorable Mention: Modular Solar Heat Exchanger (MoSHE), submitted by Thomas Sebastian from NC State University at Raleigh, North Carolina

Honorable Mention for the Hydro Sustainable Design Award was given to Thomas Sebastian of North Carolina State University in Newport News, Virginia for his Modular Solar Heat Exchanger (MoSHE) design. Sebastian was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his environmentally friendly product. The MoSHE is a simple heat exchanger device that utilizes energy from the sun to heat water. Its modular design allows it to be used in a wide range of situations from residential homes to disaster relief camps. Click on image to see full size.
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