ASHRAE Announces New HVAC&R Student Competition

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ASHRAE has announced a call for entries for its 2019 HVAC&R Student Paper Competition.

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor or Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE. The winning entry will represent the Society at the 2019 HVAC World Student Competition to be held in conjunction with the 2019 CLIMA Conference, May 26-29, in Bucharest, Romania.

“The ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Competition seeks to recognize creative accomplishments of student members,” said William Bahnfleth, ASHRAE Presidential Member and chair of the ASHRAE CLIMA 2019 Steering Committee.

“In addition to presenting high quality ASHRAE student work to the Society, the top entry will represent the Society in the HVAC World Student Competition, a competition against students from other organizations. ASHRAE will fund the entrant’s expenses to attend and present at CLIMA 2019,” Bahnfleth said.

A key component of the requirements is the preparation of a paper that is based on an accepted BS or MS thesis. The paper’s topic must be in the area of HVAC technology, building services, indoor environmental control or energy performance of buildings.
Entrants for the 2019 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Competition are asked to do the following

  1. Submit a six-page maximum length paper that is based on an accepted BS or MS thesis by Nov. 30.
  2. Give a 10 minute oral presentation on Monday, Jan. 14, during a session scheduled during the ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
  3. Prepare a poster for discussion between the entrants and jurors.

Entrants will be notified shortly after the presentations of the competition results.

For more information about the 2019 ASHRAE HVAC&R Student Competition or to submit an entry, visit

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