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Ivey Engineering Inc., has announced the winner of the summer 2017 Ivey Engineering bi-annual scholarship essay contest. The winner is Kaylee Martin, a freshman at the University of Washington.
Martin, whose major is neurobiology, competed with over 100 other college students from the United States and Canada.
Applicants were tasked to write an 800- to 1,000-word essay on one of three topics and were judged for creativity and originality.
Martin's winning essay discussed several unique ways to incorporate energy efficiency into a building. One tip she mentions in her essay is to combine solar power with geothermal innovations.
"Now architects can design buildings to harness the local resources surrounding them, which means that some of the energy used can be offset by the energy produced," Martin explains in her essay.
"We were looking for some originality and energy-efficiency design tips that were not as obvious as others," says Bill Ivey, principal consultant at IEI. "You can tell that Kaylee spent some time doing research from the quality of her essay."
Any potential or current college or university undergraduate student within the United States or Canada is able to apply. Furthermore, applicants from any major are able to apply.
The next deadline for essays to be submitted is Nov. 1. For contest requirements or for more information about the scholarship, visit IEI's scholarship web page.