September 12, 2013 | Article, Campus Sustainability News
The CUNY SustainableWorks Cleantech Scholars Program has been designed to give CUNY students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines the opportunity for a “Real World” supplement to their education. ( more) The program, currently supported by Con Edison scholarships, partners students with CUNY faculty and Industry partners working on inventive cleantech projects and research. Sustainable CUNY awarded two Con Edison Cleantech Scholars for the summer of 2013. These scholars have been working side by side with CUNY professionals on new solar and campus projects. Con Edison Scholar, Xafira Ling, a recent City College graduate, is working on how micro-inverters can increase solar energy generation via mitigating array shading effects for the NYC Solar Map. Radu Lung, Sr. Environmental Engineering student at City College, is determining energy savings options through better utilization of campus building management systems which directly saves CUNY as a whole, energy and money. Sustainable CUNY has applied for another round of funding from Con Edison to support additional scholars in 2014.